An orange moscow mule is the perfect cocktail for any day of the week. You only need 4 ingredients and a thirst for citrus!
When the weather gets warm, I make cocktails. I never thought I would say that in February but global warming and all….
I’m not going to talk about the weather, don’t worry. It’s so tempting, but not today.
Instead we are going to talk about citrus. My favorite thing about winter is all of the citrus that is available at the grocery store. Just yesterday, I went to pick up some lemons and I was surrounded by blood oranges, tangelos, tangerines and more.
That kind of sounds like I knocked over a bunch of fruit carts. Not the case.
I just couldn’t get out of the citrus aisle. Too many intoxicating citrusy smells clouding my senses.
I have made a variations of moscow mules before – the orange Italian mule and the blarney stone cocktail (which is whiskey instead of vodka.) They are one of my favorite cocktails because the basic version is just 3 ingredients. It’s also easy to keep all of the ingredients on hand.
Sometimes, though, you want to change it up. Orange moscow mule it is! I almost made some other type of citrus mule but I decided to stick with orange.
Oranges are available year-round so an orange moscow mule makes the most sense. If you want to substitute some other kind of citrus, do it! The more citrus, the merrier.
Orange Moscow Mule
Moscow mules require just a few simple ingredients: vodka, ginger beer, and lime juice.
To make this orange moscow mule, I muddled two orange slices and the lime juice before adding the ice. Then I added my vodka and filled up my cup with ginger beer.
You can use any type of glassware but copper mugs are most people’s go-to. There is just something about serving a drink it’s appropriate glassware.