Skinny Moscow mule cocktails are just as good as the original with less sugar, for a refreshing, lower calorie cocktail.
Skinny Moscow Mule Cocktail
A few years back my husband told me about this drink he had served in a special copper mug called a Moscow Mule. I'm sure many of you have already heard of this vodka-based cocktail made with ginger beer and lime.
When I tried it, I loved the flavor, and though we didn't have the special copper mugs, we often enjoy this refreshing drink, especially in the summertime.
The only problem I find is that there are a lot of calories in ginger beer. We tried diet ginger ale but it doesn't have the same taste as ginger beer.
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So I went on a quest to try to make something that was similar but with fewer calories.
The solution. I made my own ginger syrup. It's really easy. Just make a simple syrup with slices of fresh ginger. I typically use one cup of sugar, one cup of water and one cup of sliced fresh ginger. Bring it to a boil and stir until the sugar dissolves. Then remove it from the heat and let steep for about an hour. Strain the ginger out and keep the syrup in a bottle in the refrigerator.
The fresh ginger is pretty strong so you really don't need much of the syrup to get great flavor. You can also try using honey instead of ordinary white sugar to make this skinny Moscow mule drink.
Don't have time to make the ginger syrup? You can buy it online. The key is to make sure to use as little as you can, to get the flavor you like, without all the extra sugar and calories.
- 1.5 oz Vodka
- 2.5 Tablespoons Ginger Simple Syrup
- Seltzer Water
- 1/2 lime
- Place equal parts vodka and ginger syrup in a glass.
- Squeeze the juice of half a lime in and add the lime wedge.
- Fill with ice.
- Top off with lemon/lime seltzer water.
Ginger Simple Syrup: Place one cup of sugar, one cup of water and one cup of sliced fresh ginger into a saucepan. Bring to a boil and stir until the sugar dissolves. Then remove it from the heat and let steep for about an hour. Strain the ginger. Keep syrup in a bottle in the refrigerator
Nutrition Information:Yield: 1 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 197Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 4mgCarbohydrates: 27gFiber: 1gSugar: 24gProtein: 0g