Cocktails + Eats

Craft Cocktails: A Spin on the Moscow Mule

January 27, 2016

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:

  • Lime
  • Vodka (we used Doc Porter’s – a Charlotte local)
  • Campari
  • Blenheim Ginger Beer OR Lenny Boy Ginger Kombucha for less sweetness


Here’s how to assemble the drink:

  1. 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)
  2. Add 1 – 1.5 oz. Vodka
  3. Add ice
  4. Add a splash (roughly .25 oz.) of Campari
  5. Add 2 – 4 oz. of Ginger Beer or Ginger Kombucha
  6. Shake it up. But not to rough. Maybe just enough.
  7. Strain into a coup glass or your standard copper mug.
  8. 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?



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