Posts tagged ‘drinks’

May 2, 2011

Rachel’s Moscow Mule

Remember this life-changing cocktail from the other night? Well, lucky us, Rachel agreed to guest spot on happyaspie about the best mixed drink we’ve ever had! I added in some images from the other night’s pizza partay but Rachel can be credited with this hysterical account. Enjoy!


On Moscow Mules – Guest Post by Rachel

This drink recipe came to my attention because of Oprah’s camping trip on her behind the scenes TV show.  She declared it was one of her favorite drinks, and since OPRAH’S WORD IS LAW I knew I had to try it. So I enlisted Emily and her roomies to help.  Thus fellow readers, look under your chairs, because… you… are… getting… a Moscow Mule guest post! You get a Moscow mule guest post!  And you get a Moscow Mule Guest Post! You all get Moscow Mule Guest Poooosssstttsssss!!!

The base of this nectar of the gods (Oprah) is Ginger Beer, which despite its name is non-alcoholic.  The other ingredients are vodka, agave syrup (simple sugar), mint and lime.  Since I knew I was in the presence of a food blogger I had to step up my game and purchase fresh limes, but lime juice works too.

I prepared the first round of drinks individually with tender, loving care and they came out spectacular.  Ginger beer by itself has a smooth taste so the lime and mint make it crisp and refreshing.  Additionally, we had the drinks in glasses.  Oprah recommends it be consumed from a copper mug, but Oprah also makes 200 million dollars a year, so your UMass Amherst free graduation gift mug should suffice.

For the second round I used a shaker.  I figured this would be quicker, more efficient, that I would become the Henry Ford of Moscow Mule making; however, I overlooked a fact understood by most school children-one does not shake carbonated beverages in an enclosed container.   I soon showered both myself and the kitchen in a delightful ginger beer and lime fusion.  I smelled like a refreshing summer cocktail for the rest of the night.

In conclusion, as long as you use the most basic of human common sense, you should be able to avoid my mistake and enjoy the lovely Moscow Mule.  There are many slightly different variations; this is the one we used:
Moscow Mule

1 oz Vodka(flexible based on how much you hate your job)
4 oz Ginger Beer
1 tsp Agave Syrup
1 tbsp Fresh Lime Juice
Sprig of Mint

Directions: Combine in any way that doesn’t involve it exploding in your face.  Consume. Think nice thoughts about Oprah.


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