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Posts Tagged ‘copper mugs’

Hubby’s Moscow Mule Recipe

Posted by terrepruitt on August 30, 2017

Ever since we fell in love with Moscow Mules I have talked to a few friends and we were all under the same belief: Moscow Mules have a lot of ingredients and are complicated to make. But ever since we fell in love with Moscow Mules my husband did research so we could make them ourselves and they do not have a lot of ingredients and they are not complicated. They only have four ingredients and one of them is ice, so that could not even count! As with many things – maybe all recipes – you start with a basic and then figure out what works best for you. So with our 16 ounce mugs my husband as decided upon the following recipe.

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Moscow Mules

3 shots of COLD vodka
1 cup of cold ginger beer
1 ounce of lime juice
ice

 

Fill the shaker with ice.  Measure and pour all of the ingredients in a shaker. Then shake. Serve the cocktail in a chilled copper mug!*

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How you make it also depends on the ginger beer you buy. At first I bought Fevertree and loved it. When I bought Bundaberg, it was too spicy for me. But then, one time the store was out of Fevertree so I bought Bundaberg again and it was too sweet. I bought Fevertree again and it was not gingery enough. I really think that the ginger beer is not an exact science . . . . at least from the batches of beer I have bought because they are never consistent tasting. Regardless, my first choice is Fevertree. In my post about ginger beer not having alcohol Stoli’s ginger beer is pictured. I just tried that because they were out of Fevertree. I won’t be buying it again. I like the other choices better.

I was just having a conversation with a friend who thought they were complicated to make — I don’t know where we all got that idea — so I told her my hubby’s recipe. There you have it. Easy peasy. If you ever wanted to try making a Moscow Mule now you know how easy it is.

Very tasty and very refreshing in the heat.

*See hubby’s comment below.

 

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Ginger Beer – No Alcohol

Posted by terrepruitt on August 9, 2017

A couple of years ago we went to Napa and we were introduced to the Moscow Mule. I had heard of them before but never had one. Then we were taught that the best way to — the “only” way to drink one is in a copper mug. Ever since then my hubby has wanted copper mugs. He had some on his wish list on Amazon for a long time. But in learning about mugs there were a few things that we wanted. So the mugs on the list changed sometimes. And then when I was able to buy them they would be unavailable, then they would come back and be unavailable again. So, I decided to take our list of “must haves” somewhere else. I think I googled cooper mugs and looked at a website that claimed to be the original copper mugs. One of the key things we were looking for was “not too expensive”. I mean some mugs can get really expensive. I wanted to keep the cost to $15.00 a mug . . . but was looking for something even less. So going off of his list I found copper mugs. I got them for his birthday. They are awesome and they are a must for Moscow mules. With our new found love of Moscow mules I JUST discovered something – there is no alcohol in ginger beer.

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When I was shopping for my favorite ginger beer in the store not to long ago they didn’t have it. So I asked an employee and she pointed me in the direction of some other ginger beer. I was pouting because it didn’t have alcohol in it. I didn’t want to buy it because I wanted my “regular” brand with alcohol. HA! Another reason I love Google and being able to look things up. I looked up my favorite beer right there and what did I discover? I was a silly wabbit! It didn’t have alcohol.

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It also turns out that “my favorite” might not necessarily be my favorite. One brand we bought was too spicy. But then when I couldn’t get my favorite I bought it again and it was fine. It could just be the batch. That first batch we bought was way too spicy . . . even John thought so. Not that it was too hot for him, it is just that the Moscow mule doesn’t need to be THAT spicy. But the second batch I bought was not spicy at all, in fact it seem less gingery. So I guess the quality control on beer is not that great. Because I know that I have purchased other beers with a hint of flavor and some of the bottles in the same pack can be very flavorful whereas some have none.

Anyway . . . a Moscow mule is a nice drink to have when it is really hot. Especially if you are drinking it from a copper mug. Those copper mugs stay really cold. So it is nice to hold on a hot day.

So . . . did you know that ginger beer didn’t have any alcohol?

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