Meet the Sullivans: Thirsty Tuesday? | Classic Mint Moscow Mule

July 15, 2014

Thirsty Tuesday? | Classic Mint Moscow Mule

As you may know, for the next seven weeks I'll be posting on Thursday for the One Year and Beyond series! I loved reading all of the stories from the people who linked up last week and I'm looking forward to getting some great ideas this week when we talk about our favorite summer toddler activities!

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!


Amanda | Kids and Cabernet said...

This sounds yummy! I've been dying to try a Moscow Mule so I'll save this recipe!!

Jessica said...

Sounds delish! Vodka is my liquor of choice, so any new concoction using that sounds great to me!:)

Laureen said...

I still can't believe I haven't yet had one of these..!! I think it shall be my first drink post-baby. :) They look so delicious and refreshing.

hello erin said...

My husband loves himself a Moscow mule! Maybe for his birthday I can surprise him and make him one! So fun!

Michelle said...

my girlfriends are mad for these!

Sarita @ it's my girls' world said...

These sound truly amazing.... are they similar to mojitos!


Jess at Just Rainbows and Butterflies said...

YUM! I'll have to make one of these soon.

Unknown said...

I tried one of these in May for the first time. I love them! We now keep ginger beer stocked in the house.

Sara McCarty said...

I am so drooling all over this. I miss vodka. :)

Kristy {Seven Graces} said...

This looks delicious! Found your blog through Moms Without Answers today. ;) Cheers!

BonBon Rose Girls Kristin said...

This looks amazing! Totally pinning to my Cocktail Chic board!

krystal said...

Mmmm cocktails are my thing! I love this recipe. I need to try to make this one!