One of my absolute favorite cocktails is the classic Moscow Mule. I love the spiciness of the ginger, the sweetness of the ginger beer, and the refreshing lime squeeze. It is simply a heavenly combination. And you get to drink it out of a cool copper cup. I guess the vodka is just an extra bonus.
I think the perfect Moscow Mule comes down to the ginger beer. For this recipe I used Trader Joe’s because that’s what was convenient. But my absolute favorite is Fever Tree.
Making your own ginger simple syrup kicks it up a notch. It is super easy to make and you will have leftovers for next time…and next time. And probably the time after that too.
GINGER SYRUP INGREDIENTS:
Knob of ginger
MOSCOW MULE INGREDIENTS:
Vodka (I used Grey Goose)
Ginger Beer (I used Trader Joe’s but my fave is Fever Tree)
To make the ginger simple syrup:
Cut off a good sized knob of ginger, peel, and cut into small pieces.
In a small saucepan, bring 2 cups of sugar and 1 cup of water to a boil. Lower to a simmer and add the ginger. Stir it around and use a potato masher to macerate and muddle ginger in the concoction for about 5 minutes.
Strain out the ginger pieces. I saved mine to munch on later because I assumed they would taste like candy. We’ll see how that goes.
Making the Moscow Mule Cocktail:
Fill your copper cup with ice, and add 2-3 teaspoons of ginger syrup.
Squeeze 1/2 lime into the cup. I like mine extra lime-y.
Add 1-2 ounces of vodka. Top off with ginger beer, and garnish with lime!
And of course, drink responsibly!
Still thirsty? Check out the Aperol Spritz and the Strawberry Gin Martini.
my favorite copper cups:
Carrie @ Curly Crafty Mom says
Ok, this is going to sound crazy… but, I’ve never had a moscow mule! I need to fix that! This recipe looks so good, I’m going to pin!
Bridget Rose says
Yum! Mules have become my go-to drink when out. I definitely will try this!
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It is really easy! I’m happy that I can make them at home now!
This sounds wonderful and super easy, too! Thanks so much for sharing, beautiful, and I hope you’re having a great start to your week so far!