The mule is a study in contradictions. It’s spicy, tart, and strong, yet also somehow refreshing. It’s got a
foreign-sounding name, but it was invented in the United States. And though it’s mostly thought of as a vodka
cocktail, it’s really more of a template than a hard-and-fast recipe. This is choose-your-adventure drinking,
people, and it is a blast.
Mix this ginger-lime syrup with vodka and club soda for a classic Moscow mule. Ditch the vodka and sub in
bourbon for a Kentucky mule. Mix it with gin for a London mule, or tequila for a Mexican mule. Leave out the
club soda and serve in a chilled coupe for a stronger sip. The possibilities are many and fantastic. No matter
how you mix it, this syrup makes a delightfully crisp cocktail that’s flavorful, quenching, spicy, and fun.