Thursday, December 19, 2013

Moscow Mule Cocktail

I'd like to introduce you to my new favorite cocktail. The Moscow Mule has a strong lime twist with a mild ginger beer background. The drink is made with a very simple combination of lime, vodka and ginger beer. This is the perfect drink when you want something refreshing and not overly sweet.

Have you tried ginger beer? I had never heard of it before now. Ginger beer is non alcoholic and it has a stronger ginger flavor than ginger ale. It is a fermented drink, making it less carbonated and less sweet than ginger ale as well. I absolutely love it.

My friend Becky introduced us to this drink last month and I've already made it for a couple different occasions. This is a great alternative to the fruity sweet drinks that dominate most cocktail menus. What about you? How sweet do you like your mixed beverages?

Moscow Mule Cocktail
Yields: 2 servings
(printable recipe)

2 ounce fresh lime juice, about 2 medium limes
4 ounces vodka, a less expensive brand is fine for this drink
(1) 12 ounce bottle ginger beer

Fill two tall glasses with ice. Add 1 ounce of lime juice and 2 ounces of vodka to each glass. Divide the bottle of  ginger beer between the two glasses and stir. Enjoy!

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  1. This is a great suggestion. I've been drinking Ginger Beer since I went to Jamaica decades ago. And Vodka is the only strong alcohol that I normally imbibe. I never thought to combine the two until I read your post. I gotta try it! Thanks for the suggestion.

    Remember, though, Ginger Beer is a great nonacoholic alternative!

  2. I'm with you on this one, I love ginger beer, and don't like my cocktails sweet at all. I like the strong lime element in this one, too. Cheers!

  3. Wow, I haven't heard of a Moscow mule in more years than I can remember , but somewhere in my foggy past I've had them.

  4. It looks so good...refreshing and light with a kick!

  5. I like sweet drinks, but I also love a good gin and tonic, which is obviously very not sweet. This sounds like a good middle!