While every bit as smooth and refreshing as the classic vodka cocktail that inspired it, this party-sized version of the Moscow Mule adds one upgrade: a subtle, cool, and inviting note of mint. The spicier your ginger beer, the more fire and bite your punch will have—so choose accordingly.

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Recipe Summary

hands-on:
30 mins
total:
2 hrs 30 mins
Yield:
Serves 10
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Ingredients

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Directions

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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.

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Chef's Notes

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.