Fourth of July

Garden Mule Cocktail

Photo by James Ransom
Author Notes

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

  • Serves 1
Ingredients
  • 4 slices cucumber
  • 16 blueberries, divided
  • 6 mint leaves, plus sprig for garnish
  • 2 ounces vodka
  • 1 ounce lime juice
  • 1/2 cup ginger beer (preferably Fever Tree or Maine Root—something spicy and not too sweet)
  • 1 piece candied ginger, for garnish
In This Recipe
Directions
  1. 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.
  2. 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.

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