Texas Mule and Ginger-Infused Simple Syrup

Texas Mule and Ginger-Infused Simple Syrup

*VIDEO included* A ginger, lime, and vodka adult beverage made low-FODMAP and gluten-free.

By DeliberateFare.com, variation of Mental Floss’ Moscow mule

“Oh, we got trouble, my friends…with a capital ‘T’”…that stands for Texas! My husband had his first Moscow mule in Florida, and we soon learned that the Lone Star State calls it a Texas mule when mixed with local Tito’s handmade vodka (which is one of the few gluten-free vodkas on the market). Substituting ginger ale in place of the original ginger beer makes it easier on the tummy. This adult beverage is best served on a hot, Texas evening when the temp is above 90 degrees and it is already dark outside. Good anytime with the right company, really.

For a great read on the origins of the Moscow Mule, check out Mental Floss.

INGREDIENTS

For Ginger-Infused Simple Syrup
  • One, 3-inch piece fresh, raw ginger
  • ¼ cup granulated raw cane sugar
  • ¼ filtered water
For Texas Mule
  • ½ ounce freshly-squeezed and strained lime juice (about half of one regular lime or two Key limes; retain used lime half for garnish)
  • ½ ounce Ginger-Infused Simple Syrup
  • 2 ounces Tito’s handmade vodka
  • Ice
  • Ginger ale
  • 1 cube crystallized ginger (I use Ginger People Gin-Gin crystallized ginger), roughly chopped

METHOD

    For Ginger-Infused Simple Syrup
  1. Peel ginger using the back of a soup spoon. Cut into ¼ –inch pieces. Set aside.
  2. In small saucepan over medium heat, add sugar and water. Stir until dissolved. Allow to simmer for one minute.
  3. Remove from heat. Add fresh ginger. Allow to set for 10 minutes.
  4. Using a fine mesh strainer over a small, glass measuring cup, strain out the ginger pieces from the simple syrup. Pour syrup into glass container, cover. Set aside.
  5. For Texas Mule
  6. In Collins glass or copper mug, add lime juice, Ginger-Infused Simple Syrup, and vodka. Using a swizzle stick, stir. Add ice to top of glass/mug. Top with ginger ale. Plop in the used lime half. Stir with swizzle stick.
  7. Cut a small slit in the ginger cube. Affix cube to the rim of the glass/mug.

SUGGESTIONS

  • Serve immediately to your of-age loved ones with a Texas-sized kiss on the cheek.
  • Conversion Hint: 1 fluid ½ ounce = 1 Tbsp.
  • Store Ginger-Infused Simple Syrup in refrigerator in covered container for up to one week.
  • For low-FODMAP, limit to one serving.
  • Migraine Warning: Citrus (lime) and Alcohol (vodka).


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