Ever since getting our SodaStream (several months ago) I've been threatening to start experimenting with simple syrups, infusions, and tinctures using goodies like herbs from my garden. Threatening, but not actually getting around to it until a couple weeks ago. My first experiment was (not exactly from my garden, but) a recipe for ginger syrup I had saved to Pinterest a while back, and it was awesome. This particular recipe is more gingery than sugary and it packs a little heat, which I personally love. Super simple (why haven't I done this before?) the house smelled heavenly, and it tasted soooooo good.
I need to hurry and pick up some more ginger and get experimenting - I'm thinking I'd like to try a honey-based ginger syrup. Then, decide what's next: I've been on a lavender-flavored-everything kick lately (I know, late to the trendy-food-party, whatever) but then a friend put the thyme or basil syrup bug in my ear yesterday - hmmm. What do you think?