Wednesday, June 10, 2020

Strawberry Basil Mule

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I mentioned to Brian at the beginning of quarantine, that I wanted to invent some kind of cocktail… I even went so far as to put it on my list of May goals because I was so excited about it!  I knew I wanted to do some kind of mule since B and I are obsessed with Moscow Mules, so I decided to come up with a different variation of it, something that would be perfect for summer.  We went strawberry picking back at the beginning of this month and I decided then and there that some kind of strawberry mule would be yummy.  We have a garden full of fresh herbs right now, and out of the eight that we have, I thought basil would complement the strawberry perfectly while also adding a unique twist.  If you’ve never had basil in a cocktail, then you’re missing out!

Here’s how to make it…

Use It

Cocktail shaker
Muddler (we just bought this one and I love it)
Copper mug (similar here)

Buy It

4 strawberries (3 for the drink + 1 to garnish)
4 fresh basil leaves (2 for the drink + 2 to garnish)
1/2 oz. fresh lime juice
2 oz. vodka (we only use Tito’s… it’s the best)
6 oz. ginger beer (we love Fever Tree)

Make It

1.    Add 3 strawberries, 2 basil leaves, lime juice, and vodka to a cocktail shaker and muddle together.
2.    Pour the mixture through a strainer into a copper mug.  You don’t want chunks of the strawberry or basil in your drink, so be sure to strain it well.
3.    Add ginger beer to the copper mug and stir gently.
4.    Fill with ice.
5.    Garnish with remaining strawberry and basil leaves.

It’s so fresh and crisp and perfect for summer!  This recipe makes one cocktail.  Y’all enjoy!

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  1. Yum! I bought a basil plant a few weeks back but have not tried using it yet. I love that you made this a kind of girl!

  2. I know you love your mules and this is right up my alley! It would be a good one for the yeti bartender!

  3. We love mules too and we have made a few different kinds but never a strawberry mule!

  4. Sounds yummy! We have basil too but Dave cut off all the leaves to make pesto!

  5. I️ need to try this! I️'ve never had a Moscow Mule before - I️ bet this variation is amazing!

    1. Oh girl, you need to try a regular one first! You are in for a treat! It's my favorite cocktail!

  6. Well this just sounds amazing!! I love a good cocktail. Thanks for the recipe. Will definitely be giving this one a try.

  7. I bet that is nice and refreshing on a hot summer's day.

  8. I love mules but adding in the strawberries would make them even more amazing. I can't wait to try this!

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  10. I love Moscow Mules and this variation sounds wonderful! Thank you for sharing at Party In Your PJ's!


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