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Don't let an abundance of herbs go to waste. Pluck several types of sprigs -- we used basil, mint, and thyme -- and we use them to flavor a basic sugar syrup. Mix the concoction with ice and sparkling water, then garnish the drinks with additional sprigs.

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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Put sugar and 1 cup water into a medium saucepan over medium heat. Bring to a simmer, stirring until the sugar has dissolved. Remove from heat; add herbs. Cover; let cool completely.

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  • Pour syrup through a fine sieve into a small bowl; discard herbs. Stir in lemon juice. Refrigerate at least 30 minutes.

  • Fill glasses with ice. Add 2 to 4 tablespoons syrup; top with sparkling water or club soda, and stir.

Cook's Notes

You can freeze the infused syrup in ice cube trays and enjoy it for up to 1 month.

Reviews

33 Ratings
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