I took one sip of this cocktail creation on 4th of July, then looked at my friend and said, “ok these are dangerous. Dangerously good!”
If you follow me on Instagram, you probably saw the “cheers-ing” of copper mugs on my balcony with red & blue straws to kick off the holiday weekend.
If you were wondering what was inside and thinking that is was probably just a traditional Moscow Mule, then you would be wrong, this is the Moscow Mule, summer-ized!
I took the traditional cocktail (vodka + ginger beer + lime juice) and gave it a refreshing summer twist with peach vodka, fresh basil and lemon juice!
Fun fact of the day, the Moscow Mule was originally created with lemon juice instead of lime juice! Thanks for the tip Wikipedia, you knowledgable website you!
Needless to say this drink became the signature cocktail of 4th of July and might just become my signature cocktail of the entire Summer of 2014!
- ¼ cup fresh basil
- 1 large lemon (quartered)
- 8 oz peach vodka
- 24 oz ginger beer
Fill four glasses with ice. Preferably Copper Mugs, but any cocktail glass will work!
Add 2 oz vodka and 6 oz ginger beer to each glass. Squeeze one quarter of a lemon into each glass, then add a couple pieces of fresh basil.
Stir all of the ingredients together.
Voila, summer deliciousness in a glass!
We actually had to run to the store to pick up more ginger beer on 4th of July because I started making them by the pitcher.
Needless to say, they were a huge hit!
And did you know that Oprah loves Moscow Mules? That’s right, her and bestie Gayle King drank them while camping in Yosemite! If it’s good enough for Oprah, it’s good enough for me!
And I bet you that Oprah would really love my “summer-ized” recipe, maybe I’ll tweet it to her 😉