Every month, we get to attend a cool mixology class for free taught by the best mixologist in the state, Bob Peters. Since it is finally cooling down in Charlotte, we learned a great Winter drink to make: The Moscow Mule. This recipe has a little bit of a spin on it though, while I wholeheartedly welcomed.
For this recipe you need the following ingredients:
- Vodka (we used Doc Porter’s – a Charlotte local)
- Blenheim Ginger Beer OR Lenny Boy Ginger Kombucha for less sweetness
Here’s how to assemble the drink:
- Get a shaker. Add either 1/2 lime and muddle, or 2 oz. of fresh squeezed lime juice. (Trust me, you want the freshest stuff for this)
- Add 1 – 1.5 oz. Vodka
- Add ice
- Add a splash (roughly .25 oz.) of Campari
- Add 2 – 4 oz. of Ginger Beer or Ginger Kombucha
- Shake it up. But not to rough. Maybe just enough.
- Strain into a coup glass or your standard copper mug.
- Cut a lime wheel, and garnish on the glass.
Ta-Da! Look at you serving fancy drinks with your fancy copper cups that you weren’t 100% sure what to do with! I’m with you – the cups are just so cute!
Any requests for cocktails comprised of certain ingredients? I’m having such a fun time experimenting in my kitchen, that I’d love to have some inspiration.
Next time, I’ll share how I make my version of an Old Fashioned!
If you’re looking for a fun & free way to learn new cocktail recipes to impress your friends or to intrigue your palate, Bob Peters teams up with Earl’s Grocery for a free mixology class on the second Saturday of every month. In January, 56 people attended so you’ve got to get there early to grab a seat. Might I suggest arriving early for lunch and trying the ramen?