Total time: 5 minutes
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.