I love how elegant and approachable a Moscow Mule can be. With three simple ingredient layers, it's easy for any entertainer to make this drink for their friends. In this recipe, I made a warm twist by using Oak by Absolut instead of traditional vodka. Absolut's latest creation redefines what you can expect from vodka. With notes of vanilla and caramel, this vodka has a darker color and smooth flavor as it's rested on oak.
For this autumnal apéritif, you'll need a few ingredients:
- Oak by Absolut (Available in select markets, including Portland)
- Ginger beer (I used Q Ginger Beer)
- Fresh lime
- Fresh mint
- Crushed ice
One of the coolest parts about this cocktail is the unique drinkware it's served in. A copper mug makes a Moscow Mule unmistakably recognizable at any bar or party. I bought my copper mug from Amazon, but you can also find one at Target, Sur La Table, West Elm and Crate & Barrel among others.
Starting with a copper mug filled with some crushed ice, add two parts Oak by Absolut vodka. I didn't specifically measure this out, but you can make your Mule stronger by adding as much vodka as you like. After that, pour in some ginger beer. I used the full 12 ounce can as my mug can hold 16 ounces.
Squeeze fresh lime into your Moscow Mule and save the unused portion. Cut the unused lime into circular slices to use as garnish. Finally, top your drink with a few sprigs of mint and a lime slice.
The zing of the ginger beer is warmly embraced by the smooth sophistication of the vodka, making for an intricately flavored beverage. The refreshing additions of lime and mint leave a cool aftertaste. For more delicious drink recipes using Oak by Absolut, visit their website.