So, I made some awesome ginger syrup about 3-4 months ago, and totally forgot about it in the back of the fridge because I've been making ginger beer instead of doing the syrup-mix thing. Anywho, I had some bottled sparkling water laying around this evening and I remembered the syrup in the fridge. Syrup + sparkling water = tasty drink. So, I pulled out the bottle of syrup and found (to my surprise) a large gelatinous funnel shaped monster floating in it.
Ok, ok. I know your gonna say it's just the ginger, and normally I would assume this was just the ginger too, but look at this thing. It's huge (it takes up nearly the entire bottle) and it's really well formed in a funnel shape - it gets dark in the center because it goes down in the center - and it's pretty solid. Also, if I tip the glass around, the whole monster just slides about in a heavy way without busting apart at all.
This was just one of those ginger-simple syrup recipes with turbinado. Any ideas on what this could be? Just a simple congealment of sugars and ginger? I did open it and it still smells awesome.
If anything, have fun looking at the pics though