According to master mixologist Matt Seigel, who was bartending and creating cocktails at NoMad when it won a James Beard Award for Best Bar Program, proper technique will result in a perfectly delicious Moscow Mule. Whipping the syrup, lime juice, and vodka (i.e. shaking them really hard) with some crushed ice in a shaker, and then adding the club soda immediately, makes for a great velvety texture with a light, frothy head.
Many Moscow Mule recipes use ginger beer, but this one calls for ginger syrup (and club soda for the fizzy effect). You can buy pre-made bottles of syrup, but if you want to make your own, get our Ginger Syrup recipe.
Mobile Mule: Substitute 2 ounces light rum for the the vodka.
This recipe, while from a trusted source, may not have been tested by the CHOW food