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How To Make A Moscow Mule

How To Make A Moscow Mule

A spicy Moscow Mule is the ultimate crowd pleaser. Here I'll teach you how to make an amazing ginger syrup for a Moscow Mule, Kentucky Mule, or a Dark and Stormy.



  • Agave mix: 12oz (36cl) light agave nectar + 12oz (36cl) filtered water 
  • 1/2 lb (250g) fresh ginger, peeled and chopped
  • 1 tablespoon coarsely ground black peppercorns


  1. Combine agave mix and ginger in a blender and puree
  2. Lightly toast the peppercorns in a saucepan
  3. Add blended ginger mix to saucepan and bring to a light boil
  4. Remove from heat, cover, let stand for 30 minutes
  5. Pour through a fine mesh (such as a nut bag) and transfer to a clean bottle
  6. Syrup will keep for about a month in the refrigerator

Recipe credit: Greg Seider


Moscow Mule

  • 2 oz (60ml) spirit*
  • 1 oz (30ml) fresh lime juice
  • 1 oz (30ml) spicy ginger syrup
  • Splash of club soda


  1. Combine spirit, lime, and ginger syrup in a shaker tin
  2. Add ice and shake
  3. Double strain into a collins glass or copper mug over fresh ice
  4. Top with club soda, garnish with a lime wheel and candied ginger


*Vodka = Moscow Mule, Bourbon = Kentucky Mule,  Dark Rum = Dark and Stormy

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