Woodberry Kitchen, the tastiest restaurant in Baltimore, makes a drink that's a spin on the Moscow Mule. Dubbed the Gov't Mule, it uses house made ginger beer, lime-ginger syrup, and Prairie organic vodka. I would love to recreate this drink.
What's their secret? From what I've gleaned online from the mixologist at Woodberry Kitchen, "We make a spicy and citrus-y ginger beer for the drink, which sets it apart and makes it our own."
Well I'm not making my own ginger beer any time soon, so instead I bought this Morris Kitchen ginger syrup and followed a recipe from Bon Appetit.
Morris Kitchen is located in Brooklyn, so you know right away that it's totally authentic syrup.
Ok, yes, the syrup is totally overpriced. I get it. I paid $13 for ginger-sugar water, call me a yuppie or crazy, but fill my glass cause it's totally worth it. I tried making my own ginger syrup and it didn't taste as good as Morris'. The bottle makes about six drinks. I bought my bottle of Morris at Salt and Sundry where it was sold out last time I checked.
From Bon Appetit
Pour 1/4 cup club soda, 3 tablespoons vodka, and 1 tablespoon ginger syrup* into a Moscow Mule mug filled with ice; stir gently to combine. Garnish with 2 lime wedges.