Gingerbread Spiced Syrup

The countdown to Christmas is less than a week!  You may just have everything on hand to make this simple type syrup spiced up like Gingerbread Cookies.  Make sure to have this out on your table for all who share this wonderful Christmas day with you.  Are you wanting more drink ideas?  Don't forget about serving this Holiday Pie Coffee Creamer and this Hot Cocoa.

Gingerbread Spiced Syrup
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2 C water
2 C raw cane sugar or 1 C pure maple syrup or 2 tsp stevia
2 inch piece fresh ginger root, sliced thin
2 whole cinnamon sticks
20 whole cloves
20 whole allspice berries
1 tsp ground nutmeg
1/2 tsp whole peppercorns

1. In a medium saucepan over medium-high heat, combine water and sugar or equivalent. Stir in ginger, cinnamon stick, cloves, allspice, nutmeg and peppercorns.

2. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to low and cover. Simmer for 30 minutes.

3. Let cool for 20 minutes, then strain through a fine mesh sieve, or double layer cheesecloth. To remove the ground nutmeg. Store in glass jars.

4. Use to spice up coffee, tea, apple cider. Add a tablespoon to your favorite beverage, whipped cream or brush it on fresh muffins or cakes. Drizzle over yogurt, oatmeal or pancakes. Keep as a simple syrup to spruce up your cocktails for Christmas parties and New Years Eve.  Simply wonderful!

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