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!
- 1 lime juiced
- 2 1/2 oz. vodka
- 2 tablespoons simple syrup*
- 8 oz. ginger beer (not ginger ale)
- Combine all ingredient and stir until well combined.
- 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.
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.
Another refreshing treat you might enjoy:
More frozen treats can be found here: