Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Moscow Mule Popsicles


Moscow Mule Popsicle | Cooking on the Front Burner

Have you heard of a Moscow Mule cocktail?  This drink has been around since 1939 but has recently gained a lot of popularity.  I'm seeing them more on restaurant menus and up until a couple weeks ago, I hadn't had one.  I was really curious since the main mixer is ginger beer (not ale).  The ginger beer has a bit of a kick to it and with the rest of the mixings (lime and vodka), this drink is quite refreshing and perfect for a hot summer day.  Typically they are served in a copper mug that keeps your drink cold from first sip to last.  And making them into a frozen treat can really cool you down! 


As I mentioned I just had my first drink a couple weeks ago.  We had dinner plans and had gathered at our daughter and son-in-law's house for some pre-dinner cocktails.  I had no idea we were going to be treated to these special drinks.  They had even borrowed some cooper mugs to do it up right.  So refreshing!
Moscow Mule Popsicle

by Cooking on the Front Burner
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Freeze overnight
Yield about 4 popsicles
Ingredients
  • 1 lime juiced
  • 2 1/2 oz. vodka
  • 2 tablespoons simple syrup*
  • 8 oz. ginger beer (not ginger ale)
Instructions
  1. Combine all ingredient and stir until well combined.
  2. Pour into popsicle molds, add sticks and freeze until firm (usually overnight)
* simple syrup can be made by combining equal parts of sugar and water and heat in a pan until the sugar is melted.  Cool to use.  Store unused amounts in the refrigerator.
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If you decide to go the cocktail route, the recipe above can be used only leave out the simple syrup.  I only added that to give the popsicle a bit of sweetness.  And if you need to know where to find ginger beer, your local World Market or liquor store should have it.  The two most common brands are Cock and Bull and Groslings.

Moscow Mule Popsicle | Cooking on the Front Burner


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12 comments:

  1. I have seen that drink all over the internet and had no clue what it was! Obviously, I didn't take the time to Google it and find out...so thank you for doing the research!!! They sound like fun, I will have to give them a try. :)

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  2. I keep hearing about this drink but haven't had one -- the ginger beer sounds delicious! Great idea making it into a frozen treat -- it looks so refreshing!

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  3. I keep hearing about this drink but haven't had one -- the ginger beer sounds delicious! Great idea making it into a frozen treat -- it looks so refreshing!

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  4. These popsicles look so refreshing! Are those extra wide popsicle sticks? Where did you buy them?!

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  5. What a fun way to bring a great drink into a cool treat! These sound so tasty!

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  6. Moscow Mules are my all-time favorite cocktail. Making them into a popsicle.... genius!

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  7. My husband is super into Moscow Mules and he also happens to love popsicles so I am totally making these! Pinned :)

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  8. I have never heard of this cocktail but I think it is something I would enjoy, especially in a popsicle!

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  9. I have never had a Moscow Mule, but these popsicles sound perfect for a hot summer day!

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  10. Your photos are absolutely gorgeous! And this looks nice and refreshing!

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  11. I'm in love with Moscow Mules - especially different flavor variations. But these POPSICLES!!!

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  12. An ice pop with vodka? Can I have two or three, please? I hadn't heard of Moscow Mule, but it sounds great!

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