Photo: Jennifer Causey; Styling: Claire Spollen
Hands-on Time
10 Mins
Total Time
25 Mins
Serves 6 (serving size: about 1 cup)

A ginger simple syrup infuses this vibrant orange drink with zingy personality while fresh mint provides a cooling herbaceous balance. Fresh basil would be equally delicious in place of the mint.

How to Make It

Step 1

Combine first 3 ingredients in a saucepan over high heat. Bring to a boil, stirring until sugar dissolves. Remove from heat; let stand 15 minutes. Strain; discard solids.

Step 2

To prepare each cocktail, muddle 3 mint leaves and 1 rind strip in a cocktail shaker using the handle of a wooden spoon. Add 2 1/2 tablespoons ginger syrup and 1/2 cup orange juice to shaker; shake well. Pour mixture into an ice-filled glass. Top with 1/2 cup soda; stir. Garnish with an orange wedge and a mint sprig.

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