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.
3 tablespoons (1 1/2 oz.) Navy-strength rum (such as Pusser's)
2 tablespoons yuzu juice
2 tablespoons pineapple gum syrup (such as Liber & Co.)
Spicy ginger ale (such as Buffalo Rock)
Lemon wedge, for garnish
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.