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Mint ginger beer

Mint ginger beer
Kirk McKoy / Los Angeles Times

If you don't drink, either for the night or for good, hanging out at bars can be depressing — or just very boring. At least that's how it used to be, when we were condemned to a world of soda ... Read more

Total time: 4 minutes | Serves 1
  • 2 ounces lime juice
  • 1 ounce simple syrup
  • 1 ounce ginger syrup
  • Soda
  • Mint sprig, for garnish
  • Crystallized ginger, for garnish
  • Lime wedge, for garnish

Step 1In a cocktail shaker, combine the lime juice, simple syrup and ginger syrup with a small ice block, and shake to combine. Strain into a Tom Collins glass with a large spear of ice. Top with soda and garnish with the mint sprig, ginger and lime.

Note: Adapted from a recipe by Eric Alperin of the Varnish. To make the ginger syrup, combine 4 parts fresh ginger juice to 3 parts sugar, and stir until dissolved.

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