Photographer: Greg Dupree, Food Styling: Mary Claire Britton, Prop Styling: Kathleen Varner
Serves 1

Sweet pineapple gum syrup (a great ingredient to have in your tropical cocktail arsenal) helps counter intensely citrusy Japanese yuzu and stiff Navy-strength rum. All that’s left to create a marvelous nouveau mule? The requisite splash of spicy ginger beer.

How to Make It

In a cocktail shaker filled with ice, combine rum, yuzu juice, and pineapple gum syrup. Shake vigorously for 30 seconds; strain into an ice-filled copper mug or rocks glass. Top with spicy ginger ale, and stir gently. Garnish with a lemon wedge, if desired.