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The Best Moscow Mule Is Made With Fresh Ginger

08/07/2014 12:09 pm ET | Updated Sep 28, 2014

Rochelle Bilow, photo by Alex Lau

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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.

Ingredients:

  • 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)

Preparation:

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.