Thursday also happens to be the day I sometimes share a Thirsty Thursday recipe post, so in the mean time I'll be referring to them as Thirsty Tuesday. Doesn't sound as catchy, but the cocktails will still be just as delicious!! Like the one I have for you today.
It's not too often that I give a new drink a try. When we're out to dinner, and I actually order something other than beer or wine, I usually stick to my tried-and-true favorites, like a Lemon Drop or Margarita. A few months ago though, I was out with some friends and my friend Jackie suggested her favorite cocktail, the Moscow Mule, so I gave it a try thinking that Jackie usually has pretty great taste.
I was in love!
So for a while I've been dying to make one at home, but haven't, because you have to have the right cups! I've seen the drink served in so many different kinds of glasses, but I really think the special copper mugs help keep it extra cool and fun! So over the weekend I bought our Moscow Mule Mugs at World Market and then I got down to some cocktail mixing business!
Ingredients serves one, but can easily be multiplied
3oz Smirnoff No. 21 unflavored vodka , chilled (preferably)
6 oz ginger beer
1 locally grown lime, juiced
a few mint leaves
a splash of agave
lime and mint, for garnish
1. Put Smirnoff No. 21 unflavored vodka, lime juice, agave and two mint leaves in the cup with a few cubes of ice, muddle together a bit to help the mint leaves release their flavor.
2. Pour in the ginger beer, fill glass the rest of the way with ice, top with lime slice and a few mint leaves.
This cocktail has quickly become my go to favorite to make or order when we're out somewhere. I love that it's not to sweet, and also very refreshing, with just a hint of spice from the ginger beer!
You can check out the rest of the Thirsty Thursday recipes I've shared HERE!