Saturday, April 16, 2011

Moscow Mule

So, if you've been watching Oprah's Farewell Season, you will know that Oprah's favorite drink is a Moscow Mule. It goes without saying that I had to try one while I was in Chicago!


A Moscow Mule is a cocktail made with vodka, ginger beer, and lime, served in a copper mug. It was popular during the vodka craze in the 1950s and it's name refers to the perception of vodka as a Russian product.

Here's Oprah's Moscow Mule Recipe:

1 ounce vodka
1 teaspoon sugar syrup
Fresh lime juice
1/2 cup ginger beer
1 sprig fresh mint
1 slice of lime

- In a copper mug, pour vodka over ice.
- Add sugar syrup and lime juice.
- Top with ginger beer and stir.
- Garnish with mint sprig and lime slice.
- Serves 1.

I tried it, I loved it... and now I have to find out where to buy ginger beer on the prairies.

Cheers!

2 comments:

  1. That drink sounds fantastic. I have to try it too! Good luck finding ginger beer. I am lucky. I doubt I will have trouble finding it inth Raleigh NC area.

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  2. Hey Allison,
    Saw your Oprah episode today. Didn't watch close enough to see if you got on camera... What an inspiring show! Wow! So glad I watched-I'm inspired, excited and motivated. I can't even imagine what it was like to be there in person!!!!!

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