It’s a simple mixed drink, no shaking or muddling required. Just gather your ingredients and pour.
Vodka. I know I’m not staying true to history here, so if you’re a purist go ahead and get some Smirnoff vodka. I like this icelandic vodka from Reyka, but really I’ll just drink any old vodka that’s available.
Where you should be picky is with your ginger beer. It makes up the majority of this cocktail so I suggest you find the best ginger beer you can. I personally love Fever Tree ginger beer. It’s perfectly bubbly with low sweetness and perfect fresh ginger flavor. Ginger beer is not an alcoholic beverage, but rather the fermented cousin of the better known ginger ale. If you aren’t a huge fan of the warm spiciness of ginger beer, you can substitute a sweeter milder ginger ale.
I also love this fresh cold pressed undiluted cranberry juice from Starvation Alley Farms. It’s pure undiluted cranberry, so it’s not something you’d want to drink straight. Instead it’s great mixed with sparking water or in a cocktail.
- 2 oz . vodka
- 1 oz . pure cranberry juice
- 4 oz . premium ginger beer
- 1/2 oz . fresh lime juice , from 1/2 a lime
- Add ice to copper mug (or glass of your choice)
- Pour vodka and cranberry juice followed by a squeeze of lime
- Top with ginger beer, garnish and enjoy!