Crazy About ... Cocktails - Sochi Mule


At Little Yellow Couch, we are busy being" Crazy About ... "a lot of things this month - including cocktails!  We set my mixologist husband, Jason, to the task of creating a cocktail that would be fitting of our theme.  Inspired by the Olympics, he created the Sochi Mule - a handcrafted take on the Moscow Mule.  This cocktail features a mint ginger simple syrup that in our opinion will take the Gold!  In fact, we are "Crazy About ..." it!  

Karen June & Jason


Mint Ginger Simple Syrup


  • 4 oz. Fresh Ginger (sliced thin)
  • 1 oz. Package Fresh Mint (leaves removed from stems)
  • 2 c. Turbinado Raw Sugar
  • 8 c. Water


  1. Bring water to boil in a large saucepan.  
  2. Add ginger and mint.
  3. Simmer for 40 minutes.  
  4. Strain and return liquid to saucepan.  
  5. Add sugar and return to a simmer stirring occasionally until sugar is dissolved.  
  6. Once dissolved, remove from heat and allow to cool to room temperature. 
  7. Store in an air tight container in the refrigerator.  

Sochi Mule 

4 oz. Mint Ginger Simple Syrup
2 oz. Vodka
2 oz. Club Soda

Pour over ice in copper mug.  Cheers!