From A Beautiful Mess
Needed: 1 cup water, 2 cups sugar, 2 cups grated and thinly sliced ginger root.
Grate and slice up your ginger, set aside. In a pot combine the water and sugar. Over medium heat stir until the sugar is dissolved. Now add in the ginger and simmer on low/medium heat for 30 minutes. Allow this to cool slightly and strain the syrup, reserving the ginger slices. Store this in a seal container in your refrigerator for up to a month.
Needed: the reserved ginger slices from making ginger syrup and 1/3 cup sugar.
Rinse off the ginger slices and pat dry. Dip each in the sugar and place on a paper towel. Allow these to dry out for a couple of hours. Use to garnish drinks or other foods. You can just eat these too, but they are quite strong. You have been warned.