The weather here in San Francisco is just now starting to feel summery. It’s a bit strange but while everywhere else is blazingly hot during the summer months, the city is covered in a thick layer of fog. It’s only when things start to cool down everywhere else that the warm sunshine returns. Having been gone the last few weekends, the hubs and I enjoyed some time relaxing in the neighborhood. We slept in, sipped on massive lattes, did a few things around the house and walked to a wonderful dinner on Saturday night.
Before heading to the restaurant I whipped up two Moscow Mules, our new favorite pre-dinner date cocktail that I recently discovered at a restaurant here in the city. I chilled our favorite mason jar mugs, picked some fresh mint form our herb garden, and cracked open a cold ginger beer -a tangy, carbonated relative of root beer. The original recipe always seems a bit too sweet for my taste so I add a few splashes of seltzer to our mugs which seems to make it just right. This Moscow Mule might even rival the mojito in my book.
Here’s how I make mine:
- 2 ounces vodka
- 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice + lime wedge
- 1/2 cup chilled ginger beer
- 1/4 cup seltzer
- 4-6 mint leaves, muddled
- chilled glass
Combine mint, lime juice and vodka in chilled glass. Add ginger beer, seltzer, stir and garnish with lime wedge.
P.S. My other favorite, homemade mixed drink
Cocktails: What’s your current fav? Are Moscow Mules a thing where you live too?