Ginger has sialagogue properties, meaning that it stimulates the production of saliva (and helps your drinks go down easier!). Get back to your roots with this ginger syrup with a hint of lime.
- 3 cups water
- 1 lime, washed and sliced into 1/4″ thick rounds
- 4 inch piece of ginger
- 1 1/4 cups sugar
- Storage vessel of choice (make sure it has a tight-fitting lid)
- Fine mesh strainer
Peel the ginger – we like to use the back of a spoon to remove the papery skin. Slice the ginger into quarter-inch coins. You should have about 3/4 cup total.
In a small saucepan, combine water, lime and ginger. Bring to a soft boil, reduce heat, and simmer for 20 minutes, stirring occasionally. Strain out the ginger and lime and return the liquid to the saucepan (you should have about 2 1/2 cups). Add sugar and stir until it fully dissolves. Let cool to room temperature. Pour into airtight container. Store in the refrigerator.