Turn the trendy Moscow mule into an even better summer treat with the addition of raspberry sorbet. You’re welcome.
If they haven’t been already, Moscow mules should be dubbed the drink of the year because literally everyone has made their own rendition of it. Seems like every blogger and every drink menu had featured some creative new flavor of mule – and I cannot say that I am upset by this fact. Funny story, a friend of mine bartends at a nice restaurant in town and obviously makes his fair share of Moscow mules. However, they do not have copper mugs in their establishment. While yes it is an iconic mug and a fun way to serve such a beverage, it does not “make” the drink a Moscow mule. I’ll admit that yes you sometimes get that slight copper taste from it but I’ve had them both in a mug and in a glass and both are delicious and I would not turn it down even if it were served in a cereal bowl. And yet some of his patron’s, upon realizing the lack of copper mugs, declare that it is not a Moscow mule and no longer want said beverage. It is now a running joke between him and I, and every time I order a Moscow mule somewhere else, I take a picture and send it to him either declaring it’s lack of mule-ness (if served in a regular glass) or verifying that it is in fact a real mule (when served in a copper mug). It’s the little things in life.
In case you were worried, this beverage is a real Moscow mule. See those copper mugs?? REAL! And since all you need to make a Moscow mule is a copper mug that means I can throw whatever I want inside of it, right? I started with the usual suspects – vodka, lime juice – and then kicked it up a notch with a bottle of ginger ale that is most definitely not your father’s. And then I went full crazy on you and instead of ice cubes added a scoop or two of raspberry sorbet. You’re just jealous you didn’t think of it first :-P. After all, it’s still National Ice Cream Month, I had to try to squeeze in as much ice cream as possible. And just around the corner is National Root Beer Float Day on August 6th! As such I’m giving away 2 vouchers for two free pints of Graeter’s ice cream! The only limit to be qualified is living in an area that sells it. Don’t worry, you don’t have to live in Ohio as I was able to find it when I lived in Memphis, TN! But please CHECK HERE for locations near you first before entering the giveaway (widget at the end of this post).
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RASPBERRY MOSCOW MULE FLOAT
1-1/2 fl. oz. vodka
1/2 fl. oz. lime juice
8 fl. oz. Not Your Father’s Ginger Ale
1 scoop Graeter’s raspberry sorbet
Lime wedge, for garnish
- Pour vodka and lime juice into a mug or glass. Add ginger ale and stir to combine.
- Top with a scoop of sorbet and garnish with a lime wedge.
Source: The Spiffy Cookie original
Disclosure: I was provided with complimentary coupons for free pints of Graeter’s ice cream. Giveaway also sponsored by Graeter’s. All thoughts and opinions remain my own.