A Moscow Mule is a blend of vodka, ginger beer, and lime juice. My favorite mule also includes ginger-infused simple syrup for a touch of sweetness.
I love copper mugs. They seem so festive and special. These mugs are traditionally used for serving Moscow Mule cocktails. A Moscow Mule is a blend of ginger beer, vodka, and lime juice. While there are a lot of seasonal variations of this cocktail, I prefer the traditional – with a touch of sweetness. I like adding ginger-infused simple syrup, which not only adds sweetness but also an extra punch of ginger.
Simple syrups are often used to sweeten cocktails. Simple syrup is a mixture of water and sugar, heated to dissolve the sugar. The syrup is often infused with spices, herbs, or citruses, such as cinnamon sticks, vanilla beans, fresh rosemary, or orange peel, just to name a few options. For this cocktail, I infuse the syrup with fresh ginger.
I purchased the copper mule mugs shown in these pictures from Sertodo Copper. The quality is outstanding and these mugs are so attractive. Copper mugs keep beverages ice cold. Sertodo copper mule mugs are also available at Amazon – here.
A popular cocktail of vodka, ginger beer, and lime juice is sweetened with ginger-infused simple syrup. Serve in a copper mule mug for a traditional presentation.
- 1 cup water
- 1 cup sugar
- 1-inch piece of fresh ginger, sliced
- 8 ounces ginger beer
- 2 1/2 ounces vodka
- 2 1/2 ounces ginger simple syrup
- juice of one lime
In a saucepan placed over medium-low heat, add water, sugar and fresh ginger. Bring to a gentle simmer, stirring to dissolve the sugar. Remove from heat and let ginger steep in the hot liquid. When cool, strain and store syrup in a glass jar in the refrigerator.
Fill a copper mule mug 1/4 full with ice. Add vodka, lime juice, and ginger simple syrup. Add ginger beer and stir. Garnish with a lime wedge.
An 18-ounce mule mug was used for this recipe.