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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.

Recipe by Cooking Light January 2016


Credit: Jennifer Causey; Styling: Claire Spollen

Recipe Summary

10 mins
25 mins
Serves 6 (serving size: about 1 cup)


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • 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.

  • 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.

Nutrition Facts

121 calories; fat 0.3g; poly fat 0.1g; protein 1g; carbohydrates 30g; sodium 14mg; calcium 17mg; sugars 27g.