Ginger & Lemongrass Simple Syrup

Ginger and Lemongrass Simple Syrup

This simple syrup works well in a variety of recipes requiring that spicy, tangy sweetness: dressings, drinks, soups, etc.


  • one cup sugar
  • two cups water

*Rule of thumb: 1 part sugar to 2 parts water

  • fresh ginger root- large rhizome about the size of your hand
  • one fresh stalk of lemongrass

Slice up the ginger root lengthwise into what looks similar to matchsticks.

Cut the stalk of lemongrass into 2.5-3 inch lengths.

In a saucepan, combine the water, sugar, ginger, lemongrass and bring to a boil while stirring occasionally.

Turn the heat down to simmer for about 50 minutes, stirring occasionally, until about half the water is absorbed.

Pour into a glass storing jar and keep in the refrigerator for various recipes in the future.

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