100g piece fresh ginger, thinly sliced
100g piece fresh tumeric thinly sliced
1 cup raw local honey – or less depending on taste (remember this is a concentrated syrup you will dilute with water later)
1 cup fresh lemon juice (12 lemons)
Boil ginger and tumeric with 1 cup water in a small heavy-based saucepan, uncovered, stirring occasionally, for about 5 minutes. Remove from heat, then strain through a piece of muslin cloth into a bowl.
Return ginger liquid to the saucepan. Add honey and lemon juice and simmer until honey has dissolved. Cool and pour into a sealable bottle and keep chilled.
Two spoonfuls of syrup can be added to 1 cup hot water for a quick tonic.
Tip: If using for a flu-buster add in garlic and chilli for an immune boosting cocktail.