|The syrup right after I made it and before the honey and lemon juice started mixing together.|
Barb in PA asked me to share my Lemon/Honey/Ginger syrup. I do everything by eye so here is my "method" for making it. I take a finger sized chunk of ginger and peel it with a spoon. I find this the easiest way to peel ginger. I cut in up in thin slices and then mince it up fine and throw it in a quart sized mason jar. I then wash and slice lemons thinly. and then cut those slices in half. I put those in the jar layering them. This usually uses about 5-6 lemons, depending on their size. After this is done, I pour honey into the jar and use a chopstick or butter knife along the side of the jar to help it get down and all around the lemon slices. I fill the honey almost to the top of the jar, leaving some headspace. I don't have exact measurements on this. I put a canning jar lid and ring on the jar and then tip it upside down and shake it a bit before putting in in the refrigerator. Within a day, you will start to see some syrup forming. Shake your jar before using this.
I like to use about 6 tablespoons in a mug of hot water as a nice drink to sooth my throat and also to boost my vitamin C levels. It tastes delicious and is a great drink before bedtime or first thing in the morning.