Everyone seems to be buzzing about this drink. Maybe it's because Oprah just had this cocktail on her "camping" trip but we were glad to try this on Thanksgiving. It's a variation on a mojito and the ginger beer is different and refreshing. Ginger beer makes this so don't be tempted to use ginger ale. There's no alcohol in ginger beer so a virgin version is safe for kiddies.
1 ounce vodka
1 tsp. sugar syrup (or simple syrup which is one part sugar to one part water and heated until the sugar dissolves)
Fresh lime juice
1/2 cup ginger beer
1 sprig fresh mint
1 slice of lime
Pour vodka over ice in a glass or mug. Add sugar syrup and lime juice. Top with ginger beer and stir. Garnish with mint sprig and lime slice.