The Garden Mule is a fresh take on the Moscow Mule. I muddle blueberries, cucumber, and mint and then add classic Moscow Mule ingredients: vodka, lime juice, and ginger beer. I love the beautiful purple-blue color of this refreshing summer cocktail. —Kim at Something New For Dinner
Test Kitchen Notes
Tasty and refreshing! I barely noticed the vodka—so I think that qualifies as a good daytime drink. The ginger beer (Reed's brand) makes it nice and spicy, and I love the fizz. Candied ginger garnish is a cute idea. —cratecooking
mint leaves, plus sprig for garnish
ginger beer (preferably Fever Tree or Maine Root—something spicy and not too sweet)
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 juice. Cover the shaker and shake for about 15 seconds.
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 remaining blueberries and candied ginger on a toothpick and use to garnish with a sprig of mint.