One of my favorite things about the holiday season is being able to host family and friends at my apartment. To me, there is nothing better than the look of satisfaction on my guest’s face when they bite into a dish I made or a cocktail I created.

Each year I like to introduce a new recipe, whether it be for food or alcohol. This year I teamed up with my friends at New Amsterdam Spirits to create one of their signature drinks, the Amsterdam Mule. Like the classic Moscow Mule, the Amsterdam Mule includes vodka, ginger beer, and a lime or lime juice. New Amsterdam Spirits– being the innovators that they are — added a dash of simple syrup and a sprig of mint. The mint will add a nice refreshing touch to go with whatever dishes you decided to serve at your holiday gathering.

Ingredients for an Amsterdam Mule Cocktail
Any type of lime juice or ginger beer will do, but New Amsterdam Vodka is a must!

Limes and mint for Amsterdam Mule Cocktail

What You Will Need:

  • 2 parts New Amsterdam®Vodka
  • 3 parts ginger beer
  • ½ part simple syrup
  • ½ part fresh lime juice
  • Sprig of mint
  • 1 Lime (for garnish)

How to Prepare:

Pour New Amsterdam Vodka over a few cubes of ice, add simple syrup and lime juice, then top with ginger beer and stir. To finish, spank the mint sprig (to release aromas) and add as garnish. I recommend serving it in an Amsterdam Mule mug or whatever other metal mug you have in your bar.

Amsterdam Mule Recipe // Similar to a Moscow Mule

For more New Amsterdam recipes, visit

Since the Amsterdam Mule is a refreshing drink it will work perfectly as a starter cocktail to serve with your appetizers. I plan on pairing it with an assortment of cheeses, olives, and breads. If you want to get fancy, try making a baked brie with walnuts and raspberry jam. Delicious!

If you’re up for a challenge, try making the Amsterdam Mule this holiday season. And of course if you do, please come back and share with us what you and your guests thought in the comments below. Feel free to tweet @JoesDaily and @NewAmsterdam any fun cocktail recipes you plan on making using one of New Amsterdam’s varieties.

This post was sponsored by New Amsterdam Spirits. All opinions are my own.