A Blood Orange Moscow Mule is a delicious twist on a classic cocktail. Blood orange vodka, freshly squeezed blood orange juice and ginger beer is poured over ice with a squeeze of lime. A simple yet refreshing adult cocktail. Serves 1 but can easily be doubled.
Cheers to the weekend!
This weekend is packed. Tonight we have a grad party to attend and then the rest of the weekend we are mulching flower beds, putting our new patio set on the deck, installing a new dock, having friends over for a fire. Oh and I’m adding sipping on a blood orange Moscow mule to the list.
I first had this cocktail while out to dinner with our good friends. It was love after first sip and I vowed to recreate it.
Citrusy gingery and oh so refreshing. You’re going to love this one!
To Make This Blood Orange Moscow Mule You Will Need:
- ice – Fill your mule mug up to the top to keep the drink cold and help from being watered down when adding room temp liquids.
- blood orange vodka – Vodka is the liquor used in Moscow mules. I found this at my local grocery store.
- blood orange juice –Freshly squeezed. This will add color, sweetness and enhance the blood orange flavor.
- ginger beer– Also a standard mule ingredient. The flavor works wonderfully with the orange.
I like to pop my mule mugs into the freezer for about 1 to 2 hours prior to making this cocktail.
Then fill the chilled mule up the top with ice. This will not only keep your drink cold, but when adding room temperature liquids it is less likely for the drink to become watered down. Less ice means less likely it will melt upon pouring.
Pour 2 ounces blood orange vodka over top of the ice.
Then Pour in 4 ounces of freshly squeezed blood orange juice. Depending on how large and/or juicy the oranges are will depend on how many you will need. Typically 1 orange will yield anywhere between 3 to 5 tablespoons of juice.
Top off the cocktail with roughly 4 ounces of ginger beer.
Lastly, squeeze in the juice from 1 wedge of lime and serve.
I like to garnish with a sprig of rosemary and thinly sliced orange and lime wheels. This makes the drink pretty but is of course optional.
This cocktail is delicious refreshing and perfect for summer patio relaxing. Cheers!
As always, please drink responsibly.
Tips For Making the Best Moscow Mule:
- Pop your mule mug into the freezer for 1 to 2 hours. The metal will retain the chill and keep your drink icy cold.
- Fill your (chilled) mug to the top with ice. This will not only keep your drink cold, but when adding room temperature liquids it is less likely for the drink to become watered down upon pouring.
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Enjoy! And if you give this Blood Orange Moscow Mule recipe a try, let me know! Snap a photo and tag me on twitter or instagram!