7/3/16

Moscow Mule for Summer – Watermelon and Raspberry


It’s hot, and I am thirsty…!

Likely a thought going through a lot of minds this time of year.  One of the more popular cool down beverages these days is the Moscow Mule, which has its roots back in 1941.

You know the drill:
·         1.5 oz Vodka
·         Juice of ½ lime
·         4 oz ginger beer
·         1 copper mug
·         Ice

Mix all ingredients in the oft stolen copper mug (a complaint of bartenders everywhere) and stir.  The mug chills nicely, with the cooling condensation on the outside.  Refreshing indeed...!
Well, I simply cannot leave well-enough alone.  To kick up that heat-beating refreshment, try one of these two variations for a change of pace.  Both require an extra step of prep, but this is easy stuff...

Watermelon Moscow Mule
·         1.5 oz Vodka
·         1.5 oz Watermelon puree
·         Juice of ½ lime
·         3 oz ginger beer
·         1 copper mug
·         Ice

For the puree, simply blend seedless watermelon flesh and then strain.

Raspberry Moscow Mule
·         1.5 oz Vodka
·         10 raspberries
·         Juice of ½ lime
·         4 oz ginger beer
·         1 copper mug
·         Ice

Combine berries and vodka in a shaker and muddle the berries, strain into the copper mug.
Note:  I like to add a splash of agave nectar to both recipes for an extra nip of sweetness.
Both of these drinks are excellent, but I am betting you will have a favorite.  Try them both and let me know what you think.  You can even try other variations…  mango anyone?

Cheers..!
 
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