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  • 2 ounces Aviation American Gin
  • 1/2 ounces kaffir lime and lemongrass water
  • 1/2 ounce galangal syrup
  • 1/4 teaspoon anhydrous citric acid
  • 1 ounce passion fruit purée
  • Club soda, to top
  • Sprig of cilantro, for garnish


  1. Combine all ingredients in an empty copper mug.
  2. Fill with four cubes of Kold-Draft ice, and top with club soda.
  3. Stir and garnish with a generous sprig of cilantro.


While many of my cocktails are Cuban, for this mule I took my inspiration from Thailand. The drink features galangal, which is a wonderful substitution for those who love a ginger syrup — and it packs more of a punch. The drink is vegan friendly, and the ingredients stay true to most traditional Thai dishes, including the sprig of cilantro as a garnish.