Although Ginger Rogers was a teetotaler, the actress and dancer inspired many ginger-flavored cocktails. This version is fairly modern - it was invented in the '90s at Zefiro, a popular Portland, Ore., restaurant.
Put 10 mint leaves in a tall glass; add 1/2 ounce ginger syrup and muddle with a wooden spoon. Fill the glass with ice and add 1 1/2 ounces gin and 1/2 ounce fresh lime juice. Top with ginger ale and stir to combine. Garnish with a lime wedge.