Mules

Happy Friday! I thought, since it’s Friday, I would share a delicious beverage with all of you. It is refreshing and fresh tasting.

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I think I might talk about brunch too much. Last time we went to Eleven, we ordered the Eleven Mules. It was the most refreshing cocktail that I ever tasted. So, when we were talking about making a cocktail, we decided to recreate the delicious brunch cocktail.

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The Moscow mule was invented in 1940 and was a very popular drink in the 1950′s. The drink is comprised of vodka, ginger beer, and lime juice. This drink is also infused with cucumber which adds freshness to the drink. Our tiny local grocery store does not carry ginger beer, so I decided that the best solution was to make a ginger and cucumber infused simple syrup. Then, we could adjust the amounts in our drinks to our own preferences.

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Once you make the simple syrup, strain it and store it in the refrigerator. It can be made a few days in advance. This drink is delicious with or without the alcohol. The freshness makes it a great brunch cocktail.

Mules

by Jessica

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Ingredients (8-12 servings of syrup, 1 drin)

    For the Simple Syrup

    • 1 cup sugar
    • 1 cup water
    • 3 inch piece of ginger, chunked
    • 1/2 seedless cucumber, chunked

    For the Drink

    • Seltzer water
    • 1 1/2 tablespoon ginger, cucumber infused simple syrup
    • crushed ice
    • lime juice
    • cucumber slices

    Instructions

    For the Simple Syrup

    In a small sauce pan, simmer the water, sugar, ginger, and cucumber until the sugar dissolves. Turn off the heat and allow the ginger and cucumber to steep in the syrup until cool.

    For the drink

    In a glass, add ice, simple syrup, a squirt of lime, vodka, and seltzer water. Stir to combine. Garnish with cucumber.

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