This rendition of a Moscow Mule is made with bourbon instead of vodka and infused with fresh ginger syrup. Using fresh ingredients helps create a healthy cocktail that people will love. Select a sharp, effervescent and not-too-sweet ginger beer, such as Fever Tree. Source: EatingWell Magazine, January/February 2020

Lynda Balslev


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  • Combine sugar, water and ginger in a small saucepan. Bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring to dissolve the sugar. Boil for about 30 seconds. Remove from heat, cover and let cool to room temperature, about 1 hour. Strain the syrup, discarding the ginger.

  • For each drink, muddle 5 mint leaves with 1 1/2 ounces bourbon in an 8-ounce glass or chilled copper mug. Add 3 tablespoons lime juice and 1 tablespoon of the syrup. Fill with ice and top off with 3 tablespoons ginger beer. Garnish with a mint sprig and lime wedge, if desired.


To make ahead: Refrigerate syrup (Step 1) for up to 1 month.

Nutrition Facts

161 calories; 2 mg sodium. 54 mg potassium; 17.5 g carbohydrates; 0.2 g fiber; 14 g sugar; 0.2 g protein; 23 IU vitamin a iu; 14 mg vitamin c; 5 mcg folate; 7 mg calcium; 4 mg magnesium; 14 g added sugar;