Moscow Mules are a huge trend in cocktails lately, and I love taking a classic drink and putting a fun twist on it. A traditional Moscow Mule has a very strong taste, and I though adding a fruity and citrusy flavor would lighten it up and make it fun for even the pickiest palates. The lemon adds the perfect splash of citrus and the blueberries add a much needed sweetness. Just imagine making this for a summer gathering or BBQ! It will be a huge hit with guests and make you look like a cocktail pro!
Ingredients for Moscow Mule
1 cup ginger beer
1 shot vodka
Juice of 1/2 a lemon
2 tablespoons of Blueberry Lemon Simple Syrup (recipe below)
Ingredients for Simple Syrup
1 cup sugar
1 cup water
1/2 cup of blueberries
Zest and juice of 1 lemon
Blueberry Lemon Simple Syrup Recipe
In a saucepan, combine water and sugar over medium-high heat. Zest and juice lemon and add to saucepan. Crush the 1/2 cup of blueberries and add to saucepan. Whisk and bring to a boil for 5 minutes. Lower heat and let simmer for another 10 minutes until it thickens. Remove from heat and let cool. Strain simple syrup and store in a closed container until needed.
Moscow Mule Recipe
Pour the ginger beer, vodka and lemon juice in a copper cup and stir. Add ice and pour blueberry lemon syrup on the top. Give it another stir and garnish with blueberries and a lemon wedge.