The days are hot. The days are muggy. The days are filled with sunshine. Yes, we are finally in the thick of spring time with the birds chirping, the grass growing, the temperature rising, and the summer approaching. Our days are filled with working at our jobs, playing with our son, tidying up the house, going on walks, grilling recipes, spending time in our screened-in porch, and tending to our yard and gardens. After a long day out in the heat, there’s nothing better than a refreshing reward.
I’ve always wanted to branch out and try new cocktail recipes. With all of the different mixes and types, there are so many options that sound like the perfect cocktail on a warm night. With great aspirations, I always end up finding myself with a glass of red wine in hand. Why experiment when I know what I like?
Yes, I recently realized that I need to start experimenting. Although red wine is where it’s at … there are things like a Moscow Mule that immediately open my eyes and my taste buds. Talk about delicious.
Oh, and fancy too. I mean, it’s served in a copper mug for crying out loud. The color of the mug combined with its ability to keep the contents extremely refreshing helped to make this cocktail recipe one of my new favorites. A huge thanks goes out to our neighbors for introducing us to a cocktail that has immediately made it onto our “go to” list.
So, naturally, I’m now intrigued … what other cocktail recipes am I missing out on lately? Help me branch out from the predictable glass of red wine. I beg of you.
Moscow Mule Recipe
- 2 ounces vodka
- 4-6 ounces ginger beer
- 1/2 lime
- sprigs of mint
- Place ice cubes in a copper mug.
- Pour in the vodka and ginger beer.
- Squeeze the lime on the vodka mix and stir to combine.
- Top with the lime and sprigs of mint.
What’s your favorite cocktail?