I know, I know, here I am with another drink recipe for you.
But what can I say?
The holidays have me feeling festive.
And by festive, I mean the desire to be tipsy after 5 PM on a fairly regular basis.
Between the cold weather and all the get-togethers we’ve been having as of late, life just seems a little more jolly with a glass of firewater in my hand.
This is typical for me this time of year, and I usually I stick to what I know – like a few choice wines or the occasional mixed drink – but this year I’ve really been trying to expand my drink selections.
For example, I made an Orange Creamsicle Cocktail a few weeks ago.
And did you see the Chocolate Cream Pie Martini?
I’ve also been stepping out of my comfort zone and ordering the most popular drinks available at a restaurant, no matter what it is, and that is how I stumbled across the amazingness (a word? Sure, why not!) that is a Moscow Mule.
The Moscow Mule seems to be all the rage this year, and Longhorn Steakhouse has a few tasty selections on their menu right now.
I ordered one of them on a whim and absolutely fell in love with it, so much so that I made it my
super nerdy foodie quest goal to make the drink at home, complete with the stylish copper mugs that do such a perfect job of keeping your drink chilly.
Want a set of these mugs? You can pick up a nearly identical set here.
However, I did want to spice the drink up a bit – for no particular reason other than I just like fruity drinks – and that is where the cherry flavoring comes from.
Moscow mules are perfect on their own, but when you add sweet cherry flavoring?
It really kicks it up a notch.
Plus, I’ll take any excuse to
dunk cherries in my drink eat maraschino cherries off a toothpick all classy-like.
So here’s to the holidays!
Very Cherry Moscow Mule
A cherry twist on the classic (and popular!) Moscow Mule: made with cherry vodka and maraschino cherries.
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- Fill a copper cup with crushed ice.
- Pour lime juice, cherry vodka, ginger beer, and maraschino cherry just on top of ice. Gently stir together.
- Finish by slowly pouring ginger beer on top.
- Serve immediately, garnished with maraschino cherries.