Rochelle Bilow, photo by Alex Lau
A Moscow Mule -- traditionally made with vodka and ginger beer--is summertime sipping at its best. But add fresh grated ginger and whoa: It's got some some kick! Now that's a drink.
FRESH GINGER MOSCOW MULE
Moscow Mules are usually made with bottled ginger beer, but nothing compares to the aromatic heat from the real thing.
- 2 oz. vodka
- 1½ oz. simple syrup
- 1 oz. fresh lime juice
- 1 teaspoon finely grated peeled ginger
- 2 oz. club soda
- 1 lime wedge
- Candied ginger (for serving)
Combine vodka, simple syrup, lime juice, and ginger in a cocktail shaker; fill shaker with ice. Shake until outside of shaker is frosty, about 30 seconds. Strain into a highball glass filled with ice; top off with club soda and garnish with lime wedge and candied ginger.