A twist on the Moscow Mule
One of my favorite cocktails is a Moscow Mule. When I looked for a holiday cocktail and found a Apple Cider Moscow Mule, I had to try it. I already had most of the ingredients except for the caramel vodka but while I was making it, I thought this drink would also be good using Honey crisp apple vodka rather than the caramel. So what the heck, I made them both!
This drink, including the traditional mule is so easy and limited ingredients. That’s a requirement for me of any recipe. The most important requirement is to serve any Moscow Mule in a copper cup. This drink appeared in the 1940’s and the copper mug is what made it’s signature.
Why else is the copper mug so important? 3 reasons: Temperature; the mug becomes chilled immediately keeping the drink extra cold, Taste; supposedly the vodka causes the copper to oxidize increasing the taste benefits, and Presentation of course; would you drink a martini in mason jar? No.
Here is what you’ll need:
3 oz. apple cider
2 parts ginger beer
One apple slice
1 cinnamon stick
Here is how you make it:
**Mix the cider, ginger beer, and vodka over a full mug of ice. Top with an apple slice and cinnamon stick and voila, you’re ready to mingle and mule.
It’s so good, festive, and easy enough that you can offer your guests the option between the two. Enjoy, Merry Christmas, and Happy Muling!!