Orange Gingercycle

Recipe 

Ingredients

1 cup water
 1/2 cup sugar
 1/3 cup sliced peeled fresh ginger
12 Fresh mint leaves
Orange rind strips
2 cups Fresh squeezed orange juice
2 cups sparkling water 

Garnish
4 orange wedges
4 mint sprigs

How to Make It
1st Make:

Simple Syrup 

Combine first 3 ingredients in a saucepan bring to a boil.
Stir until sugar dissolves. 
Remove from heat; let cool for at least 15 minutes. 
Strain; and throw away the remains.

2nd

Muddle 3 mint leaves and rind strip in a cocktail shaker  
Add 3 tablespoons ginger syrup (depending on how sweet you like it) 
1/4-1/2 cup orange juice to shaker
Pour mixture into ice-filled glass.
Top with sparkling water
Stir and garnish with an orange wedge and a mint sprig

You can make this as sweet as you would like...you can play with the ingredients

Enjoy and get busy living sober