A perfect drink for the holidays, the warm and spicy gingery Moscow Mule. Perfect if you don’t feel like a hot drink in front of the fire.
Oh, it’s beginning to feel a lot like Christmas! Now I know those of you in the states always count the thanksgiving as the start of the holiday period, and with good reason. The snow is on the ground, and everyone is still in full on Turkey mode. Plus, there is the seemingly manic Black Friday/Cyber Monday.
I don’t get the whole bargain shopping thing. The concept of waiting out in the cold for the shops to open to try and grab a TV seems to chaotic for my liking. Having family around for big feast followed by football, now that I can get behind.
Rather sadly, the UK has chosen in recent years to embrace the whole shopping thing but less so the turkey. As a Canadian, I celebrated thanksgiving back in October, so at least my family is being indoctrinated in that tradition. Even if my poor husband and my in-laws really can’t stand pumpkin pie.
With a Moscow Mule you’ve got the fizz and the spicy ginger, and then the vodka which just warms everything up
Luckily, my sister was over visiting us (OK, well mostly Thing 1 and Thing 2 but I’m promised she wanted to see me too), so she helped me with the pie. Trying to find a drink though was also a bit of fun. Sure, we like beer and wine and G&Ts. This year though, I decided to try something a bit different and I knew she would be on board with experimentation in the drinks department. The drink we opted for was a Moscow Mule, and wow was it a good choice. Perfect for the weather.
With a Moscow Mule you’ve got the fizz and the spicy ginger, and then the vodka which just warms everything up. It was delicious to sit back and just enjoy a glass. It was so good, that this past week as the weather was getting chilly again, I sat down in the evening to make another mug of the stuff.
So, the Moscow Mule has clearly won both my sister and myself over. So much so that we’ve even planned on each making them to enjoy during our transatlantic Facetime chats. Now, if I can’t get someone to agree to let me make egg nog for Christmas eve (again, not a British thing????) than as I await Santa’s arrival I will sit down, relax and have a Moscow Mule. While watching a Muppet Christmas Carol, obviously.
- 1 Part Fresh lime juice
- 2 Part Ice cold vodka
- 6 Part Ginger beer
- 1/4 tsp Grated fresh ginger Totally optional
- 1-2 wedge lime
- Place the lime and fresh ginger in your glass
- Add vodka and lime juice, then top with ice
- Top up with ginger beer