Use this sweet and tangy simple syrup to spice up cocktails and mocktails, or brush onto cake layers for extra holiday sweetness.
Ginger-Lime Simple Syrup
Yield: approximately 5 cups
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- 5 cups sugar
- 4 cups water
- 2 3⁄4 cups sliced fresh ginger
- 2 (2-inch) strips lime zest
- 1 cup fresh lime juice
- In a large saucepan, bring sugar, 4 cups water, ginger, and lime zest and juice to a boil over medium-high heat. Immediately reduce temperature to low, and simmer 1 hour. Remove from heat, and let cool to room temperature. Strain and place in sealable containers, such as jars. Store, covered, in refrigerator up to 1 month.
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