light & mighty moscow mules

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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:

P.S. My other favorite, homemade mixed drink
Cocktails: What’s your current fav? Are Moscow Mules a thing where you live too?

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  • Oh a drink that rivals a mojito??! It can’t be true! I do love a good Moscow Mule… they’re the perfect transition from a summer cocktail to a fall drink :)

  • I had a Moscow Mule in a bar in SOMA recently and have been anxious ever since to recreate them at home! I like your suggestion of the seltzer, since I don’t love overly sweet cocktails, either.
    Which restaurant did you try Saturday that ended up being good?

    • I love any reason to own more copper so I guess that needs to happen! Thanks for the recommendation. :)

  • YUM! I recently made Dark ‘n’ Stormies, which I think is just another name for a Moscow Mule (not 100% sure). I like the idea of adding seltzer because they’re a tad sweet for me, too. Which ginger beer do you buy?

  • I had a Moscow Mule at a grad party this summer. They are so good! I hadn’t heard of them before that, and I am so glad I had a chance to try one. Usually I love a good mojito. That was my drink of the summer

  • I’ve never heard of one of these before, (I live near Chicago) but I’m not much of a cocktail drinker. I prefer craft beer or wine. I’m getting really excited for all the pumpkin beers to start hitting the shelves. My favorite time of the year!