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If you're hankering for a delicious take on the classic Moscow Mule, this week's menu at Dock18 might just have what the doctor ordered.
Their version of the cocktail -- made below by bartender Brandon Reyes -- makes use of Twisted Path vodka, along with house-made spiced ginger liqueur, a simple syrup made with Top Note Tonic Ginger Beer Syrup and Bittercube bitters to create a citrus-forward cocktail with a nice gingery zing.
1 ½ oz Twisted Path Vodka
¾ oz lime juice
½ oz spiced ginger liqueur
1 oz 2:1 simple syrup / Top Note Ginger Beer Syrup
1 dropper Bittercube Jamaican #1 Bitters
1.5 oz seltzer
Garnish: vertically slit lime wedge
Build cocktail in shaking tin. Add seltzer to glass. Double strain cocktail into glass, add ice. Garnish with vertically slit lime wedge.
If you'd like to get your taste of the Dock18 Mule, pay a visit on Thursday, Friday or Saturday evening between 5 p.m. to 12 a.m. Since seating is limited, reservations are recommended.
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