A Mule, also known as a Vodka Buck, is a cocktail made with vodka, spicy ginger beer, and lime juice, and is typically served in a copper mug. There are many well made craft ginger beers available today, but for an extra big punch of spice, you can make your own from fresh juiced ginger!
Fill copper mug with ice, pour in vodka and lime juice. Top with your favorite ginger beer. Garnish with a lime wedge and candied ginger.
Ginger Syrup Recipe:
Chop and juice ginger until you reach the desired amount. Strain through a fine mesh sieve. Add all ingredients except the honey to a sauce pan and bring to a low simmer for 5 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in the raw honey. Strain out the spices and store in a bottle or jar in the fridge.
* A “Buck” is a category of high-ball cocktails featuring a spirit of choice, ginger beer and citrus. A Mule is a type of Buck, and you can make it with any spirit. The Tom Cat Buck with barrel-aged Barr Hill Tom Cat Gin is one of our favorites!