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Simple Syrup

Your cocktail options are extremely limited if you don't have a little bar ingredient known as simple syrup on hand. The sugar-water mixture plays an essential role in classic drinks such as the old-fashioned, pisco sour, and mojito, and can also be used to soak sweets such as sponge and pound cakes. Our favorite infusion of the moment? Ginger simple syrup.

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