A ginger-flavored syrup that can be used to make drinks and food. It takes about an hour to make and needs to be used within about 3 days.
As mentioned above, I prefer a less sweet version of syrup. The sugar enhances the ginger flavor and makes it more tasty in the same way sugar brings out the flavor of mint in mint tea. If you prepare your syrup as described above, it will last a few days in the refrigerator before developing sediment that can turn bad. However, if you prepare the syrup with 5 cups of sugar instead of 3, you will get a thicker consistency and the added sugar will help preserve your syrup longer (up to 2 weeks in the refrigerator). Filtering out all the sediment before putting the syrup in a container for storage will also help you conserve your product longer. Note that the serving size used for the nutritional label below is 1 cup of ginger syrup. 1 cup can be used for more than 6 long drinks and more than 12 cocktails, depending on the amount used.