Moscow Mule

One way to warm up in the dead of winter – a Moscow Mule. A balance of sweet and sour, light but boozy, this mule is an American cocktail (surprising, I know!) that’ll make your holiday season a bit warmer. 


2 oz. vodka

1/2 oz. lime juice, freshly squeezed

6 oz. ginger beer

1 1/2 oz kaffir lime syrup*

Optional garnish: French marigolds

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*Kaffir lime syrup ingredients (NOTE: You can make in advance and store in a glass jar refrigerated. Lasts for 2 weeks)

6 kaffir lime leaves (Katrina uses her own kaffir lime tree grown by the window in her home)

1 cup sugar

1 cup spring water

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  • First make the kaffir lime syrup by combining 6 kaffir lime leaves, sugar and spring water in a pot over medium-high heat
  • Bring to a boil to dissolve the sugar
  • Remove from heat and let the leaves steep in the syrup
  • After the syrup cools down after a couple hours, remove and discard the leaves
  • Strain into a container for storing in the fridge
  • Squeeze lime juice into a copper mug (or a Collins glass)
  • Add ice cubes, then pour in the vodka
  • Fill with cold ginger beer and Kaffir lime syrup
  • Stir, top with garnish and serve!

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