My husband rarely accepts one of my exploratory, experimental cocktails, choosing instead to mix himself a reliable, uncomplicated gin and soda or bourbon with a splash of water.
He happened to mention one evening, as we were preparing dinner how much he had enjoyed a delicious moscow mule that was offered on a recent night out with the guys, and I was hopeful we had discovered a pre-dinner drink to share and sip together.
Pour 1/4 cup club soda, 3 tablespoons of vodka, and 1 tablespoon of ginger syrup into a copper mug filled with ice, stir gently to combine. Garnish with a lime wedge.
Recipe adapted from Bon Appetit, December 2012