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I figured it would be super fun to keep this #NationalVodkaDay celebration going. This raspberry moscow mule is the perfect fall and winter cocktail. I had never actually heard of a moscow mule before they started taking Pinterest by storm last year. And the most interesting part for me has been the copper mugs, they’re just so cute. So I was happy to grab these copper mugs from Bespoke Post to make this fabulous moscow mule with Smirnoff, the original vodka of the moscow mule.
The Moscow Mule, famously symbolized by small copper mugs and a tart but refreshing taste, has come to be one of the most popular drinks in American cocktail culture. The cocktail was born in 1941 when John Martin of Smirnoff got together with an L.A. restauranteur. Martin was looking to stir excitement for the clear spirit at a time when whiskies and bourbons were king. The restauranteur was trying to gain an audience for his new ginger beer. Together, they paired SMIRNOFF® No. 21 Vodka with zesty ginger beer and added a spritz of lime for a simple, yet effective combination they dubbed the “Moscow Mule.”
By 1943, the Moscow Mule had taken the country by storm and gained so much popularity in cocktail culture, that it served as a stepping stone, paving the way for the development of many other popular mixed drinks including The Screwdriver, The Bloody Mary, The Gimlet and more.
Fall is full of fun flavors and spices, so I decided to get creative, I already had raspberries left over from my Halloween Raspberry Martini, so I thought it would be super fun to make my very own raspberry moscow mule to share.
For this recipe you’re going to need your Smirnoff vodka, ginger syrup, a lime, club soda and 1/2 cup fresh raspberries.
- 1 1/2 oz Smirnoff vodka
- 1/4 oz ginger syrup
- Juice from half a lime
- 6 oz club soda
- 1/2 cup fresh raspberries
- In a mixing tin, muddle the raspberries with the ginger syrup
- Add the lime juice. then use the tine to shake it all together
- Add vodka and shake again
- Strain into a copper mug, and add crushed ice and top with club soda
- Garnish with extra fresh raspberries
Let me know if you decide to try this recipe out for yourself!