Happy FRIDAY and CHEERS to the weekend! We were actually supposed to spend the weekend in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. True story: We got to the airport yesterday and then turned around and came home. Let’s just say Jonas and I are not on speaking terms right now. #thanksalotmothernature For those of you that don’t know, my husband and I lived there for 2 years when he got his masters degree right after we got married. It is most definitely one of my most favorite places on earth. But flights were canceled and the forecast was getting worse by the hour. I hope everyone stays warm this weekend. And if you are stuck at home (like me now), it’s the perfect time to try a Moscow Mule! This recipe for a Moscow Mule Recipe Easy and Simple!
I thought it would be fun to start a happy hour series and share some of our favorite cocktail recipes. I plan to come back each month with a simple drink recipe that you can try at home. Or maybe you would like to try it next time you are out. If you don’t have a home bar and would like to start one, this will be a fun way to start building it up with various versatile liquors and ingredients. Today I am going to share our Moscow Mule recipe.
My hubby and I really make a point to have date nights, but if we ever feel like being festive at home, this is one of our favorite drinks to make. It’s an easy and fun drink to throw together and easy to keep the ingredients on hand.
Honestly, the first time I was offered a Moscow Mule, I declined. One of the ingredients is Ginger Beer and since I am not a fan of ginger when we get sushi, I didn’t think I would like it. I was wrong. Ginger Beer is more like Ginger Ale (it’s non-alcholic) and it is pretty tasty. When you add some Vodka and squeezed lime, it’s just downright delicious. Throw it in a festive copper mug and I am smitten. So I asked my bartender (aka, The Big Sweet…my hubby) to share his recipe so you can try it for yourself.
Moscow Mule Recipe Easy
1.5 ounce Vodka (we like Tito’s)- we double to 3 ounces to make 2 drinks
4 Ounces Ginger Beer- we double to 8 ounces to make 2 drinks (A can of Ginger Beer is 12 ounces)
Squeezed Limes (lots!!)
Lime Wedge Garnish
Ice (A MUST)
Our friends got us one of these for Christmas so now we have fancy ice blocks for our cocktails. This is definitely not necessary but really does make your drink feel special. Also, it’s fun to drink a Moscow Mule with a copper mug but not necessary. I was turned off by so many I saw around (um I don’t think I need $80 worth of copper mugs for two!) but I couldn’t turn these down for around $10 each that I found on Amazon. We have had them several months and they seem to work just fine without any tarnishing. I also think this hammered set of 4 would be nice. ***
So, are you a fan of a Moscow Mule?
I would LOVE to hear your favorite drinks- we are always up for trying something new!