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Gather supplies.  Ginger is missing in the pic. If you don't like a ginger flavour, simply omit from the recipe.

Gather supplies. Ginger is missing in the pic. If you don't like a ginger flavour, simply omit from the recipe.

Place sugar, water, lemon juice and zest in a saucepan over high heat

Place sugar, water, lemon juice and zest in a saucepan over high heat

Stir until sugar is dissolved

Stir until sugar is dissolved

Allow it to come to a boil

Allow it to come to a boil

Keep stirring periodically

Keep stirring periodically

Once it has come to a boil, reduce to a simmer

Once it has come to a boil, reduce to a simmer

Add the ginger pieces and leave it to bubble away for about 25 minutes or until it thickens slightly. Smashing the ginger helps release flavour.

Add the ginger pieces and leave it to bubble away for about 25 minutes or until it thickens slightly. Smashing the ginger helps release flavour.

As it thickens, it will start turning darker

As it thickens, it will start turning darker

Once thickened, add the citric acid and stir thoroughly

Once thickened, add the citric acid and stir thoroughly

And you're done! A lovely golden colour!  Leave to cool down.

And you're done! A lovely golden colour! Leave to cool down.

Once cool, remove the ginger pieces and pour into the sterilised bottle. A funnel helps!

Once cool, remove the ginger pieces and pour into the sterilised bottle. A funnel helps!

Store in the fridge. Serve with water or soda for a refreshing drink!

Store in the fridge. Serve with water or soda for a refreshing drink!

The ginger pieces that you removed can be eaten too - candied ginger! A nice treat for the kids and the cook! \ud83d\ude0a

The ginger pieces that you removed can be eaten too - candied ginger! A nice treat for the kids and the cook! 😊

Thanks for reading! Let me know how it turns out for you! 😊

  • 2.0c Fresh lemon juice - strained
  • 3.0c Sugar
  • 1.0tsp Grated lemon zest
  • 3.0tsp Citric acid
  • 1/2c Filtered water
  • 4.0cm Piece of ginger- sliced and slightly smashed
  • 1.0 Sterilised bottle for storage