Ryan Maybee fuses the flavors of two classic cocktails—the Mojito and the Moscow Mule (vodka, ginger beer and lime)—in this citrusy, ginger-spiked drink. Since there are so many ginger beers on the market (some good and some not so good), Maybee prepares his own using homemade ginger syrup and tonic water.
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1/2 lime, quartered
2 orange wedges
1 ounce Ginger Syrup
Ice cubes, plus crushed ice
5 mint leaves, plus 1 mint sprig for garnish
2 ounces chilled tonic water
How to Make It
In a cocktail shaker, muddle the lime quarters and orange wedges with the Ginger Syrup. Add ice cubes and the mint leaves and shake well. http://www.foodandwine.com/articles/cocktail-basics-techniques#doublestr... title="Cocktail Technique: Fine straining">Fine-strain into a chilled, crushed ice-filled collins glass. Stir in the tonic water and garnish with the mint sprig.
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