I’ve been slowly but surely checking things off my “30 while 30” list (more on that soon) and one of my favorite things to come of it is definitely my new cocktail BFF, the Moscow Mule. I mean, what’s not to like about a classy copper mug full of delicious ginger/lime/booze?
I actually got a set of the copper mugs for Christmas last year but seeing how I was pregnant, didn’t get to use them for a while. So as part of my “make a few classic cocktails that I haven’t tried for some crazy reason” resolution, the mule was at the top of my list.
How have I lived without this drink for so long? Ok, maybe that’s a bit dramatic, but y’all, I really truly enjoy it. This has become my go-to drink when I’ve had a long day and the kids are in bed. As long as we have ginger beer in the fridge, that is. Mmm…ginger beer… Maybe it’s time to bust out those copper mugs again. Definitely think I’ll need a drink tonight to get through Election Day. 😉
Oh, and I had to share this totally real life photo of trying to set up a photo with a curious 2 year old in the mix! …Mom, what are you doing? Can I have some? (she actually does like to drink out of the copper cup when I let her, lol)
Classic Moscow Mule
1.5 fluid ounces vodka
1/2 fluid ounce lime juice
1/2 cup ginger beer
Lime slices/wedges for garnish
Yield: 1 drink
Pour the vodka and lime juice into a mug; add the ice cubes and ginger beer. Stir to combine. Add a lime slice or wedge into the mug for garnish. Enjoy!
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