Minty Moscow Mule Punch

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Photo by J Muckle; Styling: Rebekah Peppler
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Combine the vodka, lime juice, and simple syrup in a large pitcher or punch bowl. Cover and chill for at least 2 hours or overnight. Add the ginger beer just before serving. To serve, ladle into punch or lowball glasses filled with crushed ice.

To make the ginger-mint simple syrup:

Combine ¾ cup light brown sugar, ¾ cup water, ½ cup peeled and chopped fresh ginger, and 4 sprigs of fresh mint in a medium saucepan. Bring to a simmer and stir to dissolve sugar. Remove pan from heat and cool completely. Strain out the ginger and mint and refrigerate the syrup in a covered container for up to 2 weeks. Makes ¾ cup.

Ingredients

  1. Check 3 cups (24 oz) vodka
  2. Check ¾ cup (6 oz) fresh lime juice (4 to 6 limes)
  3. Check ¾ cup (6 oz) ginger-mint simple syrup* (recipe below)
  4. Check 4 cups (32 oz) ginger beer, chilled
  5. Check Fresh mint, to garnish

Directions

  1. Combine the vodka, lime juice, and simple syrup in a large pitcher or punch bowl. Cover and chill for at least 2 hours or overnight. Add the ginger beer just before serving. To serve, ladle into punch or lowball glasses filled with crushed ice.

To make the ginger-mint simple syrup:

Combine ¾ cup light brown sugar, ¾ cup water, ½ cup peeled and chopped fresh ginger, and 4 sprigs of fresh mint in a medium saucepan. Bring to a simmer and stir to dissolve sugar. Remove pan from heat and cool completely. Strain out the ginger and mint and refrigerate the syrup in a covered container for up to 2 weeks. Makes ¾ cup.