Source: Martha Stewart Weddings
- 1 1/2 cups sugar
- 1 two-by-two-inch piece fresh ginger (about 2 ounces), peeled and thinly sliced
- 1 1/2 cups water
In heavy-bottom saucepan over high heat, stir all ingredients until sugar is dissolved. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium; simmer 10 minutes. Remove from heat, let cool completely, and strain.