Moscow Mule

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Author Notes: A Moscow Mule is my go-to drink order. I've had a lot of them – good and bad. The good ones are made with top notch ginger beer that's spicy and a little sweet. However, most brands you find at the grocery store are light on the ginger and heavy on the sugar. To fix this, you can make a super easy ginger syrup to add along with the ginger beer.Look Cook


Makes 01

Ginger Syrup

  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons white sugar
  • 1 tablespoon ginger – unpeeled, finely grated

Moscow Mule

  • 3 tablespoons vodka
  • 2/3 cup ginger beer
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon ginger syrup
  • A few ice cubes
  • A slice of lime
  1. Make the ginger syrup by adding the water, sugar, and ginger to a small saucepan. Stir it all together and bring to a boil – this should only take a minute or two. Once boiling, take it off the burner and let it hang out for 10 minutes.
  2. Pour the syrup through a coffee filter and let it strain into a large mug or small container. You could use a fine mesh strainer, but I find the filters do the job just as well TBH. Wait for the syrup to strain a bit, then pick the filter up with your hands and *very* gently squeeze it – this releases any remaining liquid and extracts more flavor.
  3. In a copper tumbler (optional, but looks fancy), add the vodka, ginger beer, lime juice, and ginger syrup. Stir it and then add ice and a slice of lime.
  4. There will be enough leftover syrup for several more drinks. If you don't use it all at once, you can store it in the fridge for a couple of weeks.

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