Friday Night Cocktails! Tonight: The Moscow Mule

moscow mule

I think I’ll start featuring a new cocktail or mixer recipe each Friday to celebrate the end of a busy week.  I love trying new flavor combinations and recipes, so I will share them with you and we can have a digital cocktail party together 🙂

The Moscow Mule is hands down my favorite go-to cocktail, especially when the weather turns cold.  The concoction of vodka, ginger ale (or my preference, ginger beer) and lime juice is easy to make at home.  The spiciness of the ginger is hearty and warming.  And I like to believe the fresh lime juice gives me the Vitamin C I need to keep my immune system strong during cold and flu season.  Shhhh.  Don’t say it.  My favorite vodka is a local brand called Prairie Organic.  I keep it in my freezer so it’s always cold.

I’d be remiss if I didn’t admit that I first learned of the Moscow Mule by watching Oprah’s camping adventure with her best friend Gayle.  Apparently the Moscow Mule is a traditional camping drink, although the origins of the name are disputed.  Well anyway, thanks Oprah for introducing me to my favorite cocktail!

Here’s the recipe.  Traditionally the Moscow Mule is served in a copper mug but any glass will do.

4 oz Ginger beer (my favorite is Reed’s.  It’s the real deal)
1 1/2 oz Vodka (I use Prairie Organic because it’s local and has won awards!)
Juice from 1/2 lime
Combine vodka and ginger beer in a copper mug or highball glass filled with ice. Add lime juice. Stir gently and garnish with a lime slice.

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