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Moscow Mule

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 50 min (includes cooling time)
  • Active: 20 min
  • Yield: 10 servings
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1 cup sugar

Two 6-inch pieces fresh ginger, roughly chopped 

4 cups vodka 

12 cups ice cubes 

16 ounces tonic water 

10 sprigs fresh mint, for garnish 

10 lime wedges, for garnish 


  1. Combine the sugar, ginger and 1 cup water in a small saucepan. Bring to a boil, then reduce the heat and simmer until the sugar is completely dissolved. Let cool a bit, strain out the ginger, and then let cool completely.
  2. In a large pitcher, stir together the ginger syrup and vodka. Fill 10 glasses with ice and pour the cocktail over. Top off with a splash of tonic water and garnish with a sprig of mint and a lime wedge.