Homemade Ginger Syrup, Ginger Candy and Ginger Ale
 
Ingredients
  • 1 cup of peeled fresh ginger, cut into thin slices
  • 2 cups of water
  • 2 cups of sugar plus ¼ cup extra for candy
Instructions
  1. Combine water and sugar in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Stir until sugar is mostly dissolved. Add ginger and stir to make sure all of it is well-coated. Reduce head to medium low and let mixture simmer for and hour, stirring occasionally. (If you cut your ginger into larger chunks you may need more time- you will know when it's done because the ginger will be soft.)
  2. On a baking sheet- sprinkle the remaining ¼ cup of sugar. Remove ginger from syrup with a slotted spoon and shake of all excess liquid. Toss the ginger pieces in the sugar until well coated. Let dry on a for a few hours or overnight until hardened.
  3. Let syrup cool, put into a container and enjoy! Or make a ginger ale right away by mixing 2-3 tablespoons of syrup with a pint glass full of seltzer water. Yum!
Recipe by The Baker Chick at https://www.thebakerchick.com/homemade-ginger-syrup-ginger-candy-and-ginger-ale/