It’s cold. The weather stinks more often than not. I always start talking about moving down South in February, every year, despite having lived Up North for the last twenty years, since I left my home in Nashville to go to college at the University of Michigan. Did I really just write that? Wow. Twenty years. And yet, I still have a visceral need to rush to the grocery store when we are supposed to get an inch of snow, despite there being three feet on the ground.
Anyhoo, I thought I’d share a recipe with you that my fella came up with last night, for making cocktails. It’s actually delicious in hot tea, too, so maybe add it to whatever you find warming?
Honey ginger syrup
1. Peel and slice thinly a two inch thumb of ginger.
2. Add ginger to small pan with 1/2 c. sugar, 1/2c water, and 3-4 Tbsps of honey.
3. Bring to simmer/boil, and stir to dissolve sugar. Simmer for a couple of minutes and turn off heat, allowing ginger to steep.
4. Put in a bottle and store in your fridge. Add to hot tea or mixed drinks, as necessary.
You could probably make it with just honey and no sugar, but we were running low on honey. Ginger honey slurry: good for what ails you!