Strawberry Moscow Mules

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Strawberry Moscow Mules are a twist on the classic Moscow Mule made with vodka, lime, ginger beer, and mint. The Strawberry version is sweeter, pink, and is the perfect way to showcase delicious summer strawberries.

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You guys…It’s FRIIIIIIIDAY! Friday is officially my favorite day of the week and I’m guessing it ranks pretty high on your list too.

What is it about Fridays? Well, Fridays normally include fun plans, friends, and the kind of relaxation that only comes on weekends. Am I right?

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Maybe your Friday includes a plan for happy hour and if it didn’t, well it does now.

These Strawberry Moscow Mules are just what you need to start your weekend off right. Period!

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I told you a few weeks ago that Ben and I discovered Moscow Mules down in Charleston. Ever since then, we’ve been making them and ordering them right and left (with a little moderation sprinkled here and there). As much as I love the original Moscow Mule made with limes, mint, vodka, and ginger beer, I immediately started thinking about how to adapt it and make it seasonally appropriate. Strawberries were an easy choice since I’ve been picking them up weekly at the farmer’s market. Fresh, local strawberries taste nothing like the ones you get at the grocery store.

Come happy hour, you know what I’m having. Join me!

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Start by adding 1 cup of hulled and halved strawberries to a small saucepan with 1/3 cup water. Bring to a boil. The mixture will get foamy and bubbly. Cook for 10-15 minutes on high heat until the strawberries have softened. Remove from the heat.

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To strain the strawberry mixture, pour the entire mixture into a sifter/strainer with a bowl underneath. Using a spatula, push the strawberry through the mesh until all that remains are seeds.

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To make the drinks, add ice cubes to your glass. I like to use the large ones because they melt slowly and keep your drink from getting watery, plus they’re cool!

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In your shaker, add the vodka, mint leaves, lime juice, and strawberry. Shake to combine.

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Now, add the ginger beer and instead of shaking (because it’s carbonated and will explode- lesson learned) simply pour the mixture back and forth between glasses or just give it a good stir.

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Divide the drinks into the two glasses and serve. Garnish with a lime slice and extra mint leaves.

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Strawberry Moscow Mules

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 20 minutes

Yield: 2 drinks

Strawberry Moscow Mules are a twist on the classic Moscow Mule. The Strawberry version is sweeter, pink, and is the perfect way to showcase delicious summer strawberries.

Ingredients

  • For 2 drinks:
  • 4 oz vodka
  • 2 limes, juiced plus extra for garnishing
  • 1 oz strawberry puree
  • 1- 12 oz can ginger beer
  • 4 mint leaves, plus extra for garnishing

Instructions

  1. Start by adding 1 cup of hulled and halved strawberries to a small saucepan with 1/3 cup water. Bring to a boil. The mixture will get foamy and bubbly. Cook for 10-15 minutes on high heat until the strawberries have softened. Remove from the heat.
  2. To strain the strawberry mixture, pour the entire mixture into a sifter/strainer with a bowl underneath. Using a spatula, push the strawberry through the mesh until all that remains are seeds.
  3. To make the drinks, add ice cubes to your glass. I like to use the large ones because they melt slowly and keep your drink from getting watery.
  4. In your shaker, add the vodka, mint leaves, lime juice, and strawberry. Shake to combine.
  5. Now, add the ginger beer and instead of shaking (because it’s carbonated and will explode- lesson learned) simply pour the mixture back and forth between glasses or just give it a good stir.
  6. Divide the drinks into the two glasses and serve. Garnish with a lime slice and extra mint leaves.
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Comments

    • Bri says

      Danae- Moscow Mules are a really refreshing, somewhat plain cocktail that I recently discovered I really like. The addition of strawberries definitely take it up a notch!

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