Ever since we visited our good friends in Montana and they introduced us to the wonder that is Moscow Mules, I’ve been addicted to them. The ginger beer. Vodka. A splash of lime. And it’s served in a copper cup!? It’s pretty much cocktail perfection.
Before they came to visit, I scored two pairs of these beautiful Copper Mugs on Amazon. They are purely copper, not lined like most copper cups I see in the store are. And Moscow Mules at the Rohrich household began. Before Thanksgiving, I wanted to change it up and do something a little different.
As kids during the Holidays, we always enjoyed sparkling apple cider in fancy glasses. It was bubbly, sweet, and made us kids feel like we were drinking something special. Cue Moscow Mules + sparkling cider and a splash of cranberry! Yep, Cran Apple Moscow Mules…. our newest obsession.
The hubby took a liking to these and has been drinking them weekly ever since Thanksgiving. We’ve also been experimenting with a variety of different ciders… We found some CranApple cider, perfect if you’ve got no cranberry on hand. We also found some Ligonberry Apple Cider, which is a lot like cranberry but a little sweeter.
- 2 1/4 ounces vodka (1 1/2 shots)
- 1 1/2 ounces good quality ginger beer (1 shot)
- 2 1/4 ounces sparkling apple cider (1 1/2 shots)
- splash cranberry juice
- apples or cranberries to garnish
- In a copper cup (or low ball glass), fill with ice. Add all ingredients. Garnish with cranberries or sliced apples.