The Reynaldo Hahn

Inspired by the melodious, slightly spicy, and ever-joyous musical works of the French composer (and critic!) Reynaldo Hahn, I crafted this perky drink. Not familiar with Reynaldo Hahn? This quote of his says it all:

Look, the way to live is to bring all the enthusiasm you can muster to everything: studying, talking, eating, everything.


The Reynaldo Hahn

  • 2 ounces of ginger-infused vodka (see recipe below)
  • 1 ounce of lime juice
  • Ginger Ale

Add the ginger-infused vodka and lime juice to a highball glass. Top with ginger ale and two cubes of ice. 

Ginger-infused vodka: Add eight ounces of crystilized ginger to a liter of vodka. Steep overnight.

The drink is similar to a Moscow Mule, but a bit sweeter. There isn't much science to the drink. Add more ginger to the infusion if you want more of the ginger kick. If you like things really strong, replace the ginger ale with ginger beer. The ginger-infused vodka goes great in other drinks as well -- try it in a cosmo!

While sipping, enjoy this bubbly movement from Hahn's piano concerto: