Summer Sippers

Patio season has arrived and with it a thirst for creative cocktails. Embrace your inner mixologist and stir ““ or shake ““ up a batch of tasty tipples with your favourite flavours.  My go-to summer drink is often a mojito, tweaked with fresh ginger or melon. Be ready for summer entertaining with your own version by keeping a stash of simple syrup in the fridge. Just bring to a boil equal parts of water and sugar in a saucepan, cool and store in an airtight container in the refrigerator. Add roughly chopped fresh ginger root to the hot mixture to steep (don't forget to strain) and you're on the way to an easy ginger-infused cocktail.

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