Moscow Mule

By Look Cook
September 11, 2017
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Author Notes: We've had a lot of Moscow Mules – good and bad. The best ones are made with top notch ginger beer that's spicy and a *little* sweet. Sadly, most brands you find at the grocery store or bodega are light on the ginger and heavy on the sugar. To make up for this, you can whip up a super easy ginger syrup that will add a kick of spice to your cocktail.Look Cook

Makes: 01
Prep time: 5 min
Cook time: 15 min

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
  • 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, remove from heat and let it hang out for 10 minutes.
  2. Strain the syrup into a cup, then use the back of a spoon to press out any remaining liquid. No strainer? Pour the syrup through a coffee filter instead.
  3. In a copper tumbler (optional, but looks fancy), add the vodka, ginger beer, lime juice, and ginger syrup. Stir and then add lots of ice and a slice of lime. 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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