Mumbai Mules
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Mumbai Mules is everything your cocktail collection needs. A vodka based cocktail spiced up with the quintessential Indian notes of cumin, coriander and ginger. This one will have you thirsting for seconds..and thirds, again!
Recipe type: beverages/cocktail
Cuisine: Drinks
Serves: 4
  • For a glass of Mumbai mule you will need:
  • ¼ cup vodka (I used Absolut)
  • 2 tablespoons spiced ginger syrup (recipe follows below)
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • Sparkling water or soda
  • mint sprig for garnish
  • Ice
  • To make the spiced ginger syrup:
  • ½ cup sugar
  • ½ cup boiling water
  • 1 teaspoon coriander seeds
  • ½ teaspoon cumin seeds
  • 2 green cardamom pods
  • a pinch of saffron threads
  • ⅓ cup chopped fresh ginger root
  1. For the spiced ginger syrup:
  2. Start by slowly roasting the seeds and saffron for 30 secs, till they pop.
  3. Meanwhile, in a saucepan, stir together the sugar with the boiling water until dissolved.
  4. Add the syrup, toasted spices, and ginger to a blender and blend until fairly smooth.and strain the syrup through a very fine mesh strainer, pressing on the solids to extract the juice well. Chill the syrup until cold, at least 1 hour and up to several days.
  5. For the mules:
  6. When ready to serve, shake the vodka, ginger syrup and lemon juice In a shaker for about 30-40 secs.
  7. Fill a glass with ice, and strain the drink into the glass.
  8. Top off with sparkling water or soda, give a squeeze of lemon and top with a mint sprig.
Recipe by La Petit Chef at