A few years back my husband told me about this drink he had served in a special copper mug called a Moscow Mule. I’m sure many of you have already heard of this vodka based cocktail made with ginger beer and lime.
Skinny Moscow Mule Cocktail
When I tried it I loved the flavor and though we didn’t have the special copper mugs we often enjoyed this refreshing drink especially in the summertime.
The only problem I find is that there are a lot of calories in the gingerbeer, and diet gingerale just didn’t cut it.
So I went on a quest to try to make something that was similar but with fewer calories. I made my own ginger syrup. It’s really easy. Pared with lemon-lime flavored seltzer water, and came up with a suitable lower calorie drink. I can’t wait to make it at the beach.
- 1.5 oz Vodka
- 1.5 oz Ginger syrup
- Lemon Lime Seltzer water
- ½ lime
- Place equal parts vodka and ginger syrup in a glass.
- Squeeze the juice of half a lime in and add the lime wedge.
- Fill with ice.
- Top off with lemon/lime seltzer water.
You can use a citrus flavored vodka in this too.
Make ginger syrup by simmering 1 cup water with 1 cup sugar adding in about ½ - 1 cup fresh sliced and peeled ginger root. Simmer 20-30 minutes on low heat. Strain and cool.