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.

Lynda Balslev
Source: EatingWell Magazine, January/February 2020


Recipe Summary

15 mins
1 hr 15 mins


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • 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; protein 0.2g; carbohydrates 17.5g 6% DV; exchange other carbs 1; dietary fiber 0.2g 1% DV; sugars 14.5g; fatg; saturated fatg; cholesterolmg; vitamin a iu 22.7IU 1% DV; vitamin c 13.6mg 23% DV; folate 4.5mcg 1% DV; calcium 6.8mg 1% DV; iron 0.1mg; magnesium 3.7mg 1% DV; potassium 54.2mg 2% DV; sodium 2.4mg; added sugar 14g.