Elsie Larson

3 Fun Twists on the Moscow Mule

It's no secret that one of our favorite cocktails is the Moscow Mule. With only three ingredients, it's super easy to make and has become our go-to party cocktail.

Today we're teaming up with Hangar 1 Vodka on this post, which is kind of perfect because it's definitely a go-to vodka for me. Aside from being tasty, it's just a very, very pretty bottle. :) Anyway, here are three flavorful twists on the classic Moscow Mule recipe! (Spoiler—they're delicious!!)

First up—the Smashed Cherry Mule. I'll take any excuse to buy fresh cherries this time of year. This drink is both flavored and colored with beautiful, bright red cherries. It's super refreshing!

Smashed Cherry Mule, serves one.

2 ounces Hangar 1 Straight Vodka
4 fresh cherries
ginger beer

In the bottom of your cup, muddle four cherries (cut in half, seeds removed) with the juice of half a lime. Add vodka, ice and top with ginger beer. Garnish with a lime slice and a fresh cherry.

SO good! I love eating the cherries when the drink is gone.

Next up, the Frozen Mule. His appearance is a little modest, but don't be fooled—this drink is legit! The blending step takes away the carbonation, making it a unique slushy consistency. You have to try it.

Frozen Mule, serves one.

2 ounces Hangar 1 Straight Vodka
ginger beer

Blend together two ounces vodka, a can of ginger beer, juice of half a lime and a few handfuls of ice to make this super yummy treat! Garnish with a lime slice and a bit of fresh mint.

And last, but not least, the Garden Party Mule. I have talked before about the importance of scents with cocktails. The rosemary and cucumber do add a mild flavor to the drink, but even more so, they create an awesome fresh scent that captures all the senses as you enjoy your drink. Bonus points for edible flowers. It really looks like a garden party in there, right?!

Garden Party Mule, serves one.

2 ounces Hangar 1 Straight Vodka
ginger beer
edible flowers (optional)

First, make a traditional Moscow Mule by combining two ounces vodka with ginger beer on ice. Squeeze juice of half a lime. Next, add fresh herbal elements for garnish, taste and scent!

There are infinite flavor combinations that you can try! If you love citrus, make a Blood Orange Mule. If you like berries, make a Mixed Berry Mule. Use whatever you have on hand to add fresh flavors to your simple cocktails this summer! xx. Elsie

Credits// Author and Photography: Elsie Larson. Photos edited with A Beautiful Mess Actions.

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