As the temperature starts to rise, I start reaching for drinks that are refreshing and easy to create for crowds.
One of the major perks is when you have an excuse to bust out some fancy barware to put this Moscow Mule recipe together.
Moscow Mule Mugs (c/o UncommonGoods) || Striped Tea Towels || Silver Tray (vintage) similar ||
I love when hosting a crowd can also be a stylish affair, which is one reason I gravitate towards drinks that come in a signature vessel (like a Mint Julep) and the classic Moscow Mule.
Moscow Mule Recipe
1.5 ounces Gin (or Vodka)
Two slices of lime and their juice
6 ounces Ginger Beer
Mint for garnish
In a copper mug (like these) combine ingredients and stir with a cocktail spoon. Garnish with a lime slice and a sprig of mint. Serve.
Moscow Mule Mugs (c/o UncommonGoods) || Striped Tea Towels || Silver Tray (vintage) similar || Stripe Dress (c/o Joules 20% off with code SOUTH20)
Not only is the Moscow Mule a stylish drink because of the cup it’s served in, but it’s incredibly easy to whip up. I typically make mine with Gin instead of Vodka-because I’m not a fan of vodka-but you can really make a Mule with any liquor you want (I’ve even seen some recipes using bourbon!) During the summer, it’s also easy to add any muddled fruit to the concoction, like peaches or raspberries, to switch up your classic cocktail.
Whenever we go out to restaurants, I always ask the waiter if their Moscow Mule is served in a copper mug, if it is, I proceed with that drink and if it isn’t I then go with a gin and tonic. What’s the fun in ordering a drink if you can’t get the proper cup to go with it?
And while I love the copper mug, sometimes it’s inconvenient to have to wipe your hands every time you pick it up, so when I found these amazing double walled copper mugs from Uncommongoods, I put in an order as fast as I read that the reviews said they were anti-sweat.
I haven’t ever been to Uncommongoods website, but I’m absolutely smitten! This is the best website for unique gifts for friends and family who are hard to shop for. I’m particularly fond of the bar section for all of the great glasses, bar utensils and accessories. What I love about shopping here for unique goods is that they are all artisan made and passed directly onto the consumer from the minds of the creators themselves. So if your significant other is big into Whiskey and you are looking for artwork for his man cave, this wood carving Whiskey tree would be the perfect addition, plus you get to see that it’s handmade by Ben Gibson and Patrick Mulligan. You can even read a short bio about them and what they do on the items page.
So while this started off as a quick fix for my non-sweating Moscow Mule mugs, it has turned into a love affair with this awesome website! If all my friends and family start noticing that the gifts I give them become increasingly unique, well, you know who to thank!
Thank you Uncommongoods for sponsoring this post. While this post may have had a sponsored element to it, all photos, opinion, and words are my own.
YUM!! I’ve gotta try.