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.
For more ginger cocktail recipes, check out Chowhound’s easy dark ‘n’ stormy 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