- 2 cups water
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 teaspoon grated ginger
- 1 inch long by 1/4-inch wide strip of lime peel
- 1/8 teaspoon turmeric or saffron
- 2 whole cardamom pods, crushed, 1 whole star anise and 1 cinnamon stick
- 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
Simmer the water and sugar, ginger, lime peel, turmeric or saffron, whole spices for 5 minutes. Let cool and strain out spices. Stir in fresh lime juice before serving over fruit.