Total time: 5 minutes

Servings: 1

Note: Adapted from a recipe by Audrey Saunders, bartender and owner of Pegu Club in New York, where the ginger beer is house made.

1/2ounce lime juice

1/2ounce simple syrup (1 tablespoon sugar dissolved in 1 tablespoon boiling water, cooled)

6 mint sprigs

3/4ounce best-quality ginger beer, such as Reed's

1 1/2ounces Bombay Gin

Splash of soda water

Lime wedge for garnish

1. In a cocktail shaker, muddle the lime juice, simple syrup and mint. Add the ginger beer and gin and shake well.

2. Strain over ice in a highball glass. Top with soda and garnish with a lime wedge.

Each serving: 159 calories; 0 protein; 16 grams carbohydrates; 0 fiber; 0 fat; 0 saturated fat; 0 cholesterol; 3 mg. sodium.