Ginger + Cinnamon Simple Syrup

So, I've been trying to make the transition from coffee to tea, at least part time. I've made a few things to make it more fun, like sugar cubes and this Cinnamon + Ginger Simple Syrup. In addition to being super delicious, ginger and cinnamon carry their share of health benefits. 

While ginger aids in digestion, boosts immune systems, and aids in prevention of certain cancers, it also happens to taste great, and is affordable. Cinnamon regulates blood sugar, prevents unwanted blood clots, and can even improve brain function.  

Now ruin it by mixing it with a bunch of sugar. Well in my defense I'm using raw sugar

This syrup looks pretty glorious.

Here's what you'll need:

  • 1 piece of ginger about 4" long
  • 2 cinnamon sticks - crushed and broken
  • a sieve or some cheesecloth - these pieces are pretty big so you may be able to just fish them out with a spoon
  • 1 cup raw sugar
  • 1 cup water

Directions:

  • It's really difficult, are you ready? Put all your ingredients in a sauce pan and cook 5-10 minutes or until sugar is dissolved
  • Strain through a cheesecloth or sieve.
  • Let it cool for 10 minutes, and transfer it into a jar. 
  • You're done. 

Sadly, I have not mastered the art of taking pictures of things in bottles. I'm confident I will soon. Maybe I need a light bounce to reflect some of the glare? I'll figure it out.