In celebration of National Vodka Day, I’m share a recipe for the drink that ignited a whole new way to enjoy spirits, The Moscow Mule. In a time where whiskey and bourbon were thee drink, John Martin of Smirnoff wanted to prove that clear spirits could hold their own. He mixed Smirnoff vodka with ginger soda and a spritz of lime, served in a signature copper mug creating The Moscow Mule. The rest as they say….. is history!
After a recent visit to our local farm for apples and pumpkins, I picked up local honey. Later that evening as I was preparing a cocktail for my husband after work, I got the genius idea to add local honey to kick up the taste of a Moscow Mule! Local honey with mint is a perfect balance to the tart ginger making this cocktail sweet and smooth!
Honey Mint Moscow Mule Ingredients
1.5 oz SMIRNOFF® No. 21 Vodka
6 oz Americana Honey Lime Ginger Ale (Found at World Market for $.98 each)
3/4 o.z Liber & Co. Fiery Ginger Syrup
1 TBSP honey
1 TBSP organic sugar
1 juice of a lemon and lime, and mint leaves.
In a bowl, macerate mint leaves, lemon and lime juice, with honey and sugar. In a Moscow Mule signature copper cup fill with ice. Next, add Smirnoff, Ginger Syrup, Americana Honey Lime Ginger Ale, and macerated honey, mint, and lemon lime mixture. Stir well. Then, top with lime slices. Serve Immediately. As always, please drink responsibly.