Thursday, February 12, 2015
While I had the love for the cocktail, sadly I had no copper mugs. While they are still good enjoyed in a glass, it's just not quite the same. Well, my copper mug dilemma was solved for Christmas. On Christmas morning I unwrapped 4 beautiful hammered copper mugs!
The only thing I had left to do was break those new mugs in and enjoy my new favorite cocktail. I love the original Moscow Mule. Ginger beer. Lime. Vodka. And sometimes a touch of mint. As much as I love the original version, it can be improved upon a bit. But only minimally, by adding a handful of fresh fruit.
I've played around with a lot of different flavor variations, but with Valentines just around the corner I wanted to make a Mule that would be perfect to enjoy on the day of love. As much as I love strawberries, and yes, I do have a strawberry mule that I'm dying to share with you but I'm going to wait till the weather warms up just a bit. I decided to forgo a strawberry drink for Valentines and go with another incredibly delicious fruit that comes in second to the strawberry this time of year, the raspberry.
It's no mystery why Mules are so popular and at the top of so many people's list of favorite cocktails. These cups were taunting me throughout the shooting process. Just screaming at me from the other side of the camera. While I was beyond happy with the stark white background and how the bright red raspberries jumped off it, I cut the shoot a little short so I could start sipping away.
Raspberry Lime Mule
3 Oz Vodka
Half lime, cut into quarters
1/2 Cup raspberries, plus more for garnish
12 Oz ginger beer
Place 1/4 cup of raspberries and a 2 quarters of lime in each cup. Using a muddle, firmly press the limes and raspberries until the raspberries are crushed and the juice is released from the lime. Add one and a half ounces of vodka to each glass, stir to combine. Fill each glass about half way with ice. Top off with ginger beer and stir to combine. Garnish with additional raspberries and a lime wedge. Enjoy!
Recipe source: A Lynsey Original