It’s not often I make (or drink) cocktails, I must admit. I’m much more of a wine or champagne person. But, I have a few exceptions. My cocktails of choice are always refreshing and never cloyingly sweet. I love the bitterness of a gin and tonic, the tartness of a pisco sour, and since this summer I also love a refreshing raspberry Moscow mule!
I was inspired by Meghan Donovan’s Let’s Make a Drink series on instagram and immediately after seeing her make Moscow Mules tried this raspberry version. It’s SO good! My boyfriend and I enjoyed in in the summer before a barbecue and during my Christmas break I introduced it to mamma and pappa who also loved it as we have similar tastes when it comes to drinks and cocktails.
I can’t wait to start a dinner party with this drink and a few snacks, once the world opens up again, but I will enjoy it before then too! It’s just so fresh!
Raspberry Moscow Mule, serves 2
handful fresh or frozen raspberries
90 ml vodka
60 ml lime juice
30 ml simple syrup
250 ml bottle ginger beer
Add a handful of frozen or fresh raspberries in a small jug. Mush them up a little. Add vodka, lime juice and simple syrup. Mix well. Pour (raspberries and all but strain it if you prefer) into two glasses over ice. Add ginger beer. Decorate with a sprig of mint.