The Moscow Mule is a crisp, light cocktail that is perfect for summer. I also tested it as a camping cocktail and the results are in: thumbs up. You don't need to drink it out of a copper mug to enjoy it, but it definitely adds to the awesomeness.
Here's how to make this simple(y) delicious drink.
Step 1: Supplies
You will need the following:
- good quality vodka
- ginger beer (ginger ale will also work, but will be be less spicy)
- fresh lime wedges
- fresh ginger slices
- copper mug
Step 2: Spice It Up
I love ginger, so the more the merrier as far as I'm concerned. Adding a few fresh ginger slices adds a bit more kick and flavor = a win.
Place the ginger slices in the bottom of your serving glass and with the end of your knife or a wooden spoon, muddle them to release their flavor. (muddling = mashing or squishing)
Step 3: Lime-ness
Cut 1-2 wide wedges of lime per cocktail and set aside.
* I love lime so usually add both slices, but to get started I suggest adding one, then add the second to taste.
Step 4: Ice Ice Baby
Fill the serving glass half way up with ice.
Step 5: Mix a Lot
Add a 'one Mississippi' length pour of vodka, squeeze in the lime slice(s), and top the glass up with ginger beer.
Step 6: Serve & Enjoy
This is a great glamping or backyard BBQ cocktail that adds some light and fresh class to summer.