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We love the simplicity and flexibility of sours, the family of cocktails that combines a base spirit (literally anything) with fresh citrus like lemon and/or lime, and a sweet element, often simple syrup. In this case, we use John deBary’s Super Summer Fruit Syrup, a bright and glorious combination of peak summer fruit like peaches and mangoes, infused with chamomile, ginger, and turmeric. It provides the sweetness that works alongside a base spirit and citrus juice to create a wonderfully balanced summer sipper.

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Makes 1


oz. gin, tequila, rum, or your favorite liquor


oz. fresh lime or lemon juice

Lime twist (for serving; optional)


Combine gin, syrup, and lime juice in a cocktail shaker. Add ice, cover, and shake vigorously 15 seconds. Strain into a chilled coupe or old-fashioned glass. Garnish with a lime twist if desired.