My favorite easy summer cocktail this year was the Moscow Mule. I think its popularity in our house ensures it will linger well into the Fall...
Here's what you need for one Mule:
- 1 shot (1.5 fl oz) vodka
- 1/2 fl oz fresh lime juice
- 1/2 cup ginger beer
- ice (cubed or crushed)
- lime wedge for a garnish
You could enjoy a non-alcoholic mocktail with just the ginger beer and lime if you wanted to. Or, you can even have a Kentucky Mule, by substituting some smooth bourbon instead of vodka.
Copper mugs are the not-so-secret key ingredient (I'm convinced the metal affects the taste). And they are oh so pretty! Mixed metal decor is hot for the Fall, too (cb2 told me that, so it must be true). So display those shiny beauties out on a shelf!