Don't let an abundance of herbs go to waste. Pluck several types of sprigs -- we used basil, mint, and thyme -- and use them to flavor a basic sugar syrup. Mix the concoction with ice and sparkling water, then garnish the drinks with additional sprigs. You can also freeze the infused syrup in ice cube trays and enjoy it for up to one month.

Try our Herbal Sodas recipe.

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Martha Stewart Member
August 4, 2008
When you freeze the infused syrup, add a mint leaf for decoration. Afterwards, you'll have mint ice cubes.