Can’t get your mule to taste the way it does at the bar? We’ve figured out what you’re doing wrong.
- 1-2oz of Vodka
- 1/2 Ounce Lime Juice (Fresh or Bottled, don’t let the snobs fool you.)
- 4-6 oz. Spicy Ginger Beer- yes spicy, this is the secret!
- Mint Leaves & Lime Wedge to garnish
- Copper Mule Mug- yes, use a copper mug. I’ll explain why later.
Fill your copper mug up with ice. Lots of ice! Add the vodka, lime juice, and start with 4 ounces of ginger beer. Add a little more depending on your tastes. Garnish with mint leaves and lime wedge.
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The secrets: Copper Mug & Spicy Ginger Beer
Why a copper mug? You want this drink cold. Like icy as hell cold. Copper is a metal that quickly drops in temperature.
I’ll get to my mug set from Copper Cure in a moment…
…But that cold sensation pairs well with the heat of the spicy ginger beer.
Through trial and error, we found Goya Jamaican Style Ginger Beer seems to have the best taste. It has capsaicin in it, the same active component found in chili peppers– so you know it’ll bring the heat.
As for my beautiful copper mug set, it’s from Copper Cure and it comes with four mugs, four copper straws (which everybody loves), and even four coasters in a little gift box. It’s a great set and a great gift. I particularly love the hammered finish and how cold the mugs keep my mules!
Give this recipe a try and let me know what you think in the comments below. Was it the Moscow Mule you’ve been searching for? Am I just crazy? (Yes.) Also, ditch the vodka, and try a dark and stormy sometime using rum!