Make honey syrup infused with fresh ginger flavor using just three ingredients in only 30 minutes!
Today I'm teaching you how to make honey ginger syrup at home with all the tips and tools you need to make the process easy. You'll want to have homemade honey syrup in your recipe book for drinks, especially. Let's get into the details.
And if you enjoy this recipe, you'll love my healthy gingerade and ginger beer lemonade, too!
What is Honey Syrup?
Honey syrup is honey and water combined in equal amounts and cooked to form a new liquid. The result is slightly thinner in texture but just as sweet as honey and can be used in cold recipes.
Why can't I just use honey in a cold drink? Plain honey is nearly impossible to dissolve in cold liquid. It's too thick and just coagulates into a blob rather than melding with the other ingredients. Honey syrup is the answer.
What does honey ginger syrup taste like?
This ginger simple syrup is gently warm and spicy from the fresh ginger. Depending on what kind of honey you use, you'll also taste subtle floral or herbal notes. Texture-wise, it's thick but not as viscous as plain honey.
What You'll Need for this Recipe
Making infused honey at home is surprisingly quick and easy and you probably already have everything on hand. Here's the full ingredient list.
- Honey of just about any kind will work. Just make sure you don't use any flavored honey. I like to use raw, local honey.
- Water helps to thin out the honey into a syrup that's easier to work with.
- Ginger provides warm flavor. Fresh ginger is best but dried, ground ginger is a close enough substitute if you can't get fresh.
Pro tip: Once you're done making the honey, save the candied ginger to use in smoothies! It's also a great cocktail garnish.
Tips & Tools
Grab a sharp knife and cutting board to prepare the ginger. Aside from that, you'll only need a saucepan and a spoon. I recommend using a slotted spoon to remove the ginger pieces from the syrup after infusing.
Do I have to refrigerate ginger honey syrup? It depends on who you ask. Some people don't believe you have to refrigerate it since none of the ingredients need refrigeration. This syrup will keep for up to one month in an airtight container in the fridge.
Can I freeze it? Yes. Store in an airtight container for up to six months. Because of the water, honey syrup freezes solid!
How to use Ginger Infused Honey
It's common to grab honey ginger syrup for making the penicillin cocktail. I love using honey ginger syrup for cocktails and mocktails across the board, though. It's a great substitute for spiced honey in hot toddies!
Mix this concoction it into your tea or take it up another level with more superfood infusions.
More Favorite Syrup Recipes
Champagne Maple Syrup for Pancakes
Citrus Simple Syrup for Drinks
Brown Sugar & Pineapple Simple Syrup
Now that you've got an easy flavored honey recipe in your arsenal, go forth and enjoy. And sharing is caring so be sure to pin this post for later and follow me over on Pinterest. Thanks for reading!
Ginger Honey Syrup Recipe
Honey-Ginger Syrup for Cocktails
- 4 inches fresh ginger
- 1 cup honey
- 1 cup water
- Peel ginger and slice into small pieces no more than ¼ inch thick.
- Add ginger to saucepan with water and honey over medium-high heat and stir until honey is dissolved.
- Bring mixture to a boil then remove from heat. Steep honey ginger syrup for at least 30 minutes, to allow flavor to infuse.
- Strain out ginger pieces and bring honey syrup to room temperature. Seal in an airtight container to store.
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