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I got a bottle of (supposedly high quality) ginger syrup for Christmas. I've never seen or tasted it before, so I have no idea how to use it.
Since I like ginger, I considered just diluting it with water and drinking it. Or adding it to tea. Can it somehow be used for cooking or cocktails? I have tried searching, but my google-fu failed once again.

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@ashes999: If you're trying to be helpful to a new user, you could at least clarify; some of them are acceptable: meta.cooking.stackexchange.com/questions/740/… This question is a bit borderline, in my view; there are a lot of uses that I was able to find by searching. It's not about "well-received"; it's about clearly answerable questions that will be of use to the OP and to others. –  Jefromi Feb 20 '12 at 18:16
    
@Jefromi really? That's surprising. I got a pretty good slap in the face when I had a question that smelled like a "what can I do with ..." question. Good to see things are changing. –  ashes999 Feb 20 '12 at 18:56
    
@ashes999: That link on meta is old. If things are changing, they're getting stricter. Some questions like this are acceptable, as described in the linked question/answer - in ingredients that wouldn't normally be used. This one is iffy, though; I had already voted to close it, because as I said, there are a lot of uses that are easily findable. (I just want ver to understand why, and what sorts of questions are a good fit for this site.) Questions which are clearly bad ("what can I do with broccoli") should indeed be closed rapidly. –  Jefromi Feb 20 '12 at 22:50
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Things you can combine it with:

  • smoothies
  • ice cream
  • pancakes
  • oatmeal
  • tea
  • hot almond milk
  • rhubarb pie
  • fruit salad
  • dumplings (you can use the syrup as a sauce)

You can make ginger ale with it (or put some in regular lemonade), or cocktails (e.g. Dark Ginger Daiquiri; Ginger Rogers; here's a short list of cocktails containing ginger syrup). You can make cookies with it (e. g. this).

Ginger syrup is basically ginger, water and sugar. So practically everything that goes with ginger, will go with ginger syrup.

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Boil some water with a slice of lemon in it, add ginger syrup and honey. Very tasty, and fantastic when you have a cold.

As for cocktail, I once tasted a very nice vodka-based cocktail with ginger. Not sure what the exact recipe was, but it had vodka, ginger, lemon and mint. I guess substituting ginger with ginger syrup would do in this case.

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King Arthur has a recipe for ginger bread-yeasted-that includes a recipe for ginger syrup. You could substitute the bottled stuff. I've made it and it lasts a long time. Used it in a pinch for fresh ginger in a stir fry, also when canning peaches, pear or peach pie, mix with soda for ginger ale.

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Can you provide a link to the recipe... that would be helpful! –  lemontwist Nov 2 '12 at 22:01
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