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Montpelier Mule

Montpelier Mule

A Mule, also known as a Vodka Buck, is a cocktail made with vodka, spicy ginger beer, and lime juice, and is usually served in a copper mug. There are many well made craft ginger beers available today, but for an extra big punch of spice, you can make your own from fresh juiced ginger!



To a copper mug filled with ice pour in vodka, lime juice, ginger syrup, and top with seltzer.  Add garnish.

Ginger Syrup Recipe:

  • 500g Freshly ginger juice
  • 4008 Raw honey
  • 2g Star anise
  • 1g Cardamom
  • 2g Cinnamon sticks

Chop and juice ginger until you reach the desired amount. Strain through a fine mesh sieve. Add all ingredients except the honey to a sauce pan and bring to a low simmer for 5 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in the raw honey. Strain out the spices and store in a bottle or jar in the fridge.

A fan of all *Bucks, Barr Hill actually gets its compost picked up by a donkey powered cart! In the heart of Vermont, Barr Hill’s distillery and cocktail bar are situated in Montpelier.  Montpelier is the smallest state capital and the only one without a McDonalds but that doesn’t work against Barr Hill’s mission to connect Cocktail Culture back to Agri-Culture.  

*Bucks – a category of high-ball cocktails featuring spirit, ginger, citrus, carbonation.  A Mule is a type of buck. 

Featured here is our variation of the classic mule using fresh ginger syrup made with spices and sweetened with Barr Hill’s delicious, natural raw honey.  All of our honey comes from a 250 mile radius from around the distillery so it showcases the very specific terroir of the region.  It gives the flavor a botanical spice to the palate as well as a hint of wild flowers on the nose.  Hence why we call this cocktail a Montpelier Mule. 

Cheers Friends!

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