A 20th Century bar favorite, the Moscow mule is classically made with a vodka, ginger beer for a bit of spice, and lime juice for an acid tang. The Hudson Standard, a Hudson Valley-based company, specializes in artisan, small-batch shrubs and bitters made with locally grown and foraged ingredients.
Their cocktail recipes offer a twist on timeless drinks made with regionally appropriate flavors. In their variation on a Moscow mule, the Hudson Standard uses a blend of liqueur and bitters to achieve the ginger flavor. Their turmeric switchel, made with cayenne, peppercorn, honey, ginger, and apple cider vinegar, adds a bit of kick to this cold cocktail (while boosting your immune system and warming your insides).
Moscow Mule Recipe
- 2 oz. vodka
- 3/4 oz. The Hudson Standard Spicy Turmeric Switchel
- 1/2 oz. lime juice
- 1/2 oz. ginger liqueur
- 3-4 drops Hudson Standard Ginger Bitters
- 5 oz. soda water
- Slice of lime
- Combine vodka, Spicy Turmeric Switchel, lime juice, ginger liqueur and ginger bitters in an ice-filled shaker, shake well and pour into ice-filled copper Moscow Mule mug.
- Top with seltzer and lime slice, stir with straw and enjoy!