This fantastic Moscow Mule recipe from Something New For Dinner is truly one of our favorites. It's been featured all over the web in various compilations, as its beautiful combination of fresh blueberries, cucumber, and mint make it one of the more refreshing summertime cocktails out there.
|4 slices cucumber|
|6 mint leaves, plus a sprig for garnish|
|2 oz vodka|
|1 oz lime juice|
|4 oz ginger beer|
|1 piece candied ginger|
Preparation: How to make a Garden Mule
- Put the cucumber, 8 blueberries and mint leaves in the bottom of a cocktail shaker. Muddle until crushed and juicy. Add a handful of ice, vodka and lime. Cover shaker and shake for about 15 seconds, until the shaker develops a nice coat of condensation on the outside.
- Fill a Moscow Mule mug with ice. Strain the liquid from the shaker into the mug. Top with ginger beer and 4 blueberries. Thread 4 more blueberries and a piece of candied ginger onto a toothpick. Garnish with a sprig of mint and the toothpick of berries and ginger.