Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Moscow Mule Gift Basket + $150 Cash Giveaway

Happy Tuesday, friends! 

Brian and I took our first sips of a Moscow Mule at our favorite restaurant in Athens around a year ago, and we’ve been major fans ever since.  In the months following, we tried them at several of our favorite restaurants all over town, and both of us agree that it’s now one of our very favorite cocktails.

When Father’s Day rolled around earlier this year, I was struggling to come up with something great to gift B (he’s impossible to buy for) when the idea hit me.  Why not give him his very own copper mugs so we can start making Moscow Mules at home instead of seeking them out at restaurants?!  Better yet, why not give him a basket of all of the ingredients so we can whip some up the same evening that he opens the gift?

Such a brilliant idea that was also very easy to pull together.  Here is what you need:

A basket (mine is from Hobby Lobby)
Shredded paper or something else to line the bottom of the basket
Copper mugs (I bought four of these.)
Ginger Beer

The first thing I did was find the perfect copper mugs.  I ended up purchasing these on Amazon as the reviews were fantastic, and I was assured that they were authentic copper.  Real copper mugs are more pricey, but they hold up way better than the cheap ones.

The next thing I did was to research the very best brand of ginger beer to use for a Moscow Mule.  There are many to choose from, all of which have very different flavors, so I wasn’t even sure where to begin.  The overwhelming majority of people on the internet recommended Fever Tree as it is the most full-flavored with the perfect amount of spice, so that’s what I went with.  You know, because the internet is always right.  ;o)  And fun fact, there’s actually no alcohol in ginger beer... #TheMoreYouKnow

As far as vodka goes, Tito’s is my go-to when I want something nice that also won’t break the bank.  I typically use something cheaper like Smirnoff when I’m cooking with it.

Once you have rounded up your supplies, arrange everything in the basket and you’re done!  It's the perfect Christmas gift for cocktail lovers and the presentation is just so cute!  You could even hand-write the recipe on a card and stick it in the basket for a personal touch, or tie a buffalo plaid bow around the basket to make it festive!

Now for the recipe…

Use It
Copper mug

Buy It
1/2 oz. fresh lime juice
2 oz. vodka
6 oz. ginger beer

Make It

1/ Juice your lime.

2/ Pour the lime juice in the copper mug and throw in the hull from the lime as well.

3/ Add vodka and ginger beer and stir.

4/ Fill the mug the rest of the way with ice and enjoy!

It's crisp, it's refreshing, and it has the perfect amount of zing to keep your taste buds guessing!

Now for the really fun part... THE GIVEAWAY!!   

I have teamed up with some wonderful ladies to give away $150 cash!!  ‘Tis the season for shopping, so I’m sure we could all use the extra cheddar.  AmIRight?!  You can enter via the rafflecopter below, and the more ways you enter, the more chances you have to win!  Giveaway runs from now until midnight on 11/22.  The winner will be verified, and will receive the money via PayPal.  Good luck and happy shopping!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

*Linking up with Our Pretty Little Girls for Tuesday Talk.


  1. I've never had a Moscow Mule, but I'm intrigued! And the mugs are super cute. Ha ha! Great gift idea!

  2. I love moscow mules! This is such a great idea. My mom gave us copper mugs for easter a year or two ago, and adding in the other ingredients would have been a fun added touch!

  3. I have got to try one because I hear they are so good! Maybe the next time we are out I'll be brave enough to step out of my comfort zone haha!
    Sarah at MeetTheShaneyfelts

  4. What a fun gift idea! I have never tried one and feel like I am missing out on something!

  5. Those mugs are gorgeous. I have been keeping my eyes open for some for a while, I'll check them out. This recipe looks pretty great too. Thanks for joining the giveaway fun.

  6. Such a CUTE gift idea! We love any kind of mule drink over here....my cooper mugs are some of my favorite things, lol!!!

    1. I know, aren't they adorable! I want to drink everything out of them!

  7. I've never had a moscow mule, am I missing out?? I should venture away from my wine and beer and give it a try! This is the perfect gift for somone who loves this drink and is hard to buy for!

  8. I have copper mugs....I really need to try Moscow Mugs!! Where did you find the ginger beer??

    1. We got our ginger beer at a local liquor store. I was only able to find the Fever Tree brand at one, but all of the other liquor stores had other brands!

  9. This is an awesome present!! I heard copper is good to drink out of also!

  10. I've never had one of those! I think my husband would love it!

    1. You should try one! We hadn't had one until about a year ago and now we're both hooked!

  11. This is awesome gift basket! Hmm...you may have just given me an idea for a hard to buy for brother in law! THANK YOU!

  12. LOVE those cups! They're always so expensive whenever I see them in store though.

    1. Yes they are, but if you get the nice ones they should last forever! Check Amazon... they are cheaper on there than on any stores I have found.

  13. Moscow Mules are one of my husband's favorite drinks.


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