It doesn’t have to take much effort to transform a basic drink into something special. A little muddled fruit, a citrus garnish and a few pumps of flavored syrup are the keys to these specialty drinks from Ze’s Diner in Prior Lake and Eagan. Amal Arafa, the diner’s district manager, recommends Torani syrups. (Experiment with the number of syrup pumps to customize your drink for your tastebuds.)
Fill a 15 oz. glass part way with ice, add three pumps of strawberry syrup and top with lemonade. Garnish with a lemon.
Fill a 15 oz. glass part way with ice, add three pumps of cherry lime syrup and three pumps of lime syrup, and top with Sprite. Garnish with a lime.
Fill a 15 oz. glass part way with ice, drop in 3–4 fresh blueberries, add four pumps blueberry syrup, three pumps lime syrup and top with Sprite.