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The good folks at Powell and Mahoney reached out to me recently, asking if I’d be interested in trying some of their cocktail mixer products. Unable to say no to a good cocktail, I said yes!
One of the products I received was Old Ballycastle Ginger, a mixer that is basically ginger beer, minus the bubbles. I decided to use it in a classic Moscow Mule. The mixer is spicy–but not overwhelmingly so–and sweet.
Moscow Mules have really made a comeback recently, haven’t they? I’m definitely not complaining, because I love them. Vodka + spicy ginger flavor + tart lime = so simple and so delicious.
You’ll need (makes 1 cocktail):
- crushed ice
- 2 oz vodka
- juice of 1/2 lime
- 4 oz. Old Ballycastle Ginger
- sparkling water (I used Lime LaCroix)
- lime wedges, for garnish
Fill a glass (preferably a copper mug) with crushed ice. Add the vodka, lime juice, and Old Ballycastle Ginger. Top with sparkling water. Squeeze a lime wedge or two into the glass and add the wedges. Stir and enjoy.
Note: you could use a good quality ginger beer in place of the Old Ballycastle Ginger and sparkling water.