The Moscow Mule has long been a beloved cocktail traditionally served in a copper mug. The nickel and copper-plated body helps keep your drinks colder longer, while the handle makes the mug easy to hold.
Although the mug was originally used for the Moscow Mule cocktail, it’s suitable for any icy drink, alcoholic or non-alcoholic—anything will do.
We’re sharing a twist on this classic cocktail that takes advantage of the fruit available at local markets now and in the weeks to come! If figs aren’t your thing, try raspberries or blueberries.
This recipe makes enough for 2 drinks, so call a friend and taste test!
FIG MOSCOW MULE
4 Fresh Figs (or ½ cup of berries)
4 oz Vodka
3 tsp of simple syrup, agave or maple syrup (optional)
dash of Cardamom Bitters
12 oz Ginger Beer (our favourite is Fever Tree)
fresh figs for garnish (try mint if using berries)
Muddle the figs in a cocktail shaker. Pour vodka and simple syrup over figs, add a dash of Cardamom Bitters and stir. Add ice to copper mug and pour in the vodka fig mixture. Top each mule mug with ginger beer and garnish with figs.
Thanks to @passthesushi for inspiring this recipe!