1 1/2 ounces vodka
Ginger Ice Cubes (see Cook's Note)
3 ounces ginger beer
To make Ginger Ice Cubes, slice fresh ginger into 1/8-inch thick coins. Use a zester to make long strips of lime zest and curl them into swirls. Add a piece of ginger and zest to each compartment of an ice cube tray, fill with distilled water and freeze overnight.