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  • Simple syrup is well, simple. In its most
    basic form, it's a 50-50 ratio of water to
    sugar. Go a step further and try your hand
    at homemade ginger ale.

  • Combine 1 cup sugar, 1 cup water and 1/3 cup peeled
    and sliced ginger. Bring to a boil; simmer until sugar
    is dissolved. Steep at least 2 hours or overnight.
    Strain and cool to room temperature. In a tall glass,
    muddle 3 mint leaves. Pour in 1 1/2 oz of the ginger
    simple syrup and 6 oz seltzer water; mix well. Fill
    glass with ice cubes and garnish with a mint sprig.

  • Mix it up. Instead of using ginger, try infusing the
    simple syrup with other flavorful ingredients, such
    as basil, star anise or lemon peel.