Self-described "modern supper club" Yvonne's, new to the Boston beat, has a more than stellar bar program in place helmed by industry vet Will Thompson (Drink, No. 9 Park). Among his drinks, like Ladder District (whiskey, Calvados, cinnamon, bitters), Thompson is offering the perfect communal cocktail for any gathering: a large format Moscow Mule. His recipe, below:
16 ounces vodka
6 ounces fresh ginger and Demerara purée*
6 ounces cucumber syrup**
6 ounces fresh lime
10 ounces soda water
Add all ingredients to punch bowl or other large serving vessel with plenty of ice. Stir to combine.
*Heat equal parts water and Demerara sugar and stir until sugar dissolves. Transfer mixture to blender and add in an equal part by volume of chopped, washed, skin on fresh ginger. Strain through chinois.
**The make the cucumber syrup, heat two parts fresh cucumber juice with one part sugar and mix until sugar dissolves. Remove from heat and set aside.