FRESH GINGER MOSCOW MULE RECIPE
I had one of these from scratch the other day at Seed restaurant in Marietta. My goodness, but they are a tasty yet dangerous drink! I've had them with ginger beer and that doesn't come close. Try this recipe with fresh ginger and mint leaves: (Link to full recipe at Epicurious)
2 oz Vodka (for gluten intolerance: use Ciroc, Smirnoff or Blue Ice vodka)
1½ tsp grated ginger
½ tbsp granulated sugar
4 basil leaves
1½ oz freshly squeezed orange juice
1½ oz fresh lime juice
½ cup soda water (or seltzer)
lime and/or orange wedges for garnish
In a mug or cup, add sugar, ginger and basil and gently muddle for a few second until basil becomes fragrant (until you can smell it).
Add vodka and stir well until sugar has completely dissolved.
Add orange juice, lime juice and a few ice cubes (3 or 4 big cubes) and stir.
Add soda water and give it a quick stir.
Serve this Moscow mule recipe garnished with lime and orange wedges.
You can also add a little cayenne pepper (just a sprinkle - cayenne pepper is very powerful!)