To make simple syrup, combine equal parts sugar and water in a small saucepan and cook until sugar is dissolved.
Using Tito’s Texas-made vodka makes this an American version of the classic Moscow mule. Be sure to buy ginger beer, not ginger ale – it has a much stronger, spicier flavor.
1 1/2 ounces Tito’s vodka
1 ounce lime juice
1/2 ounce simple syrup
4 ounces ginger beer
1 lime slice or 1 piece crystallized ginger, to garnish
1. Pour vodka & lime juice over ice in a rocks glass or snifter.
2. Add simple syrup as needed.
3. Top with the ginger beer and garnish with a slice of lime or skewered crystallized ginger.