Blueberry Moscow Mule recipe

Blueberry Moscow MuleBlueberry Moscow Mule

Does a mule turn blue if he gets cold? Ponder the answer to that question while you sip on this delectable blueberry flavored mule after a meal or during happy hour.

Ingredients:

  • 1 c. fresh blueberries + plus 3-4 extra for garnish
  • 1/4 c. water
  • 1 T. sugar
  • Handful of crushed ice
  • 1 c. ginger beer
  • 1 oz. vodka (ginger-infused preferably)
  • Juice of one lime + a slice for garnish

Method:

  1. Put the berries, water & sugar in a saucepan (medium-high heat) & boil for 5 minutes.
  2. Reduce the heat to low. Simmer for 10 minutes until it’s a syrupy consistency.
  3. Strain & let it cool completely (or refrigerate & use the following day).
  4. Load up your copper mug with ice.
  5. Pour in the ginger beer, vodka and lime juice & stir to combine.
  6. Top off with the blueberry syrup.
  7. Drop in your lime slice and trio of berries to garnish.
  8. Enjoy your epic Blueberry Moscow Mule

Blueberry Moscow MuleNote: if you’re short on time and can’t make the blueberry syrup, simply add some muddle fresh blueberries or an ounce of blueberry puree and you’ll be good to go (no need for the sugar or water).

Pro tips:

  • Many of the recipes call for adding in twists like fruit. When mixing a drink that calls for, say, blueberries, peaches or apples, use a stronger Ginger Beer (like Fever Tree or Q Ginger Beer) for a more pronounced ginger flavor and less fruitiness. However, add more fruit than the recipe calls for and a lighter Ginger Beer (from a brand like Cock & Bull or Reed’s) if you want the fruit to stand out and the ginger flavor in the background. Stronger Ginger Beers have a tendency to override fruits and spices in these funked out Mules. You’re welcome. 🙂
  • If you have copper mugs, store them or put them in the freezer for at least 30 minutes before party time…keeps your drink colder even longer.
  • With any recipe, the better the ingredients, the better its going to taste…its a “garbage in, garbage out” thing and the Moscow Mule isn’t any different. When possible, use higher quality spirits (e.g. Tito’s, Smirnoff, Kettle One), ginger beer (as mentioned, Fever Tree & Q are great) and fresh in-season fruits.
  • If a recipe calls for a fruit, you can muddle it in, add a couple ounces of it as a puree (toss it into the blender for 30 seconds) or both.
  • Most ginger beers are naturally sweet and balance well with the acidic lime flavors. However, some Moscow Mule recipes call for simple syrup so depending on your sweet tooth, the syrup might not be necessary. If you see a Mule recipe calling for it, try it without the sweetener first to gauge sweetness level then if needed, add the simple syrup. If your Mule turns out too sweet, “cut” it with an extra half of a lime (though more spirits can do the trick). 😉

Moscow Mule with Blueberries

 

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