Moscow Mule Martini

Dan George | Mantitlement
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This Moscow Mule Martini is crashing down the door of your next happy hour. All you martini fans belly up, because this one's for you!

Moscow Mule Martini Photo

Why are martinis so much fun to drink? I really couldn't tell you, other than the fact that actors like James Bond and Frank Sinatra make drinking martinis seem upscale and fun.

Famous quotes from Johnny Carson like "Happiness is finding two olives in your martini when you're hungry" or "I have never tasted anything so cool and clean..." from Ernest Hemingway.

It symbolizes the ultimate cocktail if you ask me. There's so many different variations from the classic to caramel apple martinis - from vodka to gin martinis, anything goes. It's all about what you like.

Moscow Mule Martini Picture

Martinis aren't secluded to any season either. Winter, spring, summer or fall, you can enjoy any martini you like and they never go out of style.

We're big fans of martinis for the hot, summer months like these sage gin martinis. Or something more for fall, like these cidertinis. There's so many to choose from you just have to start looking and see what flavor combinations you like.

Now you can add this Moscow Mule Martini to the list. Cool, crisp, refreshing and strong. Just what we like in a martini.

Moscow Mule Martini Image

It's the same principle as the famous Moscow Mule cocktail except for one change. Instead of using ginger beer I used ginger liquor to make these Moscow Mule Martinis more like a "martini". Not too many martinis I've had come with bubbles, so I kept this one bubble free.

There’s lots of tasty variations of a Moscow Mule classic cocktail too like a Mango Moscow Mule or these Cranberry Orange Moscow Mules. But instead of just changing the flavor of the drink, I decided to keep the flavor but change the style of the drink itself.

The ginger liquor gives this martini the same flavor as the traditional Moscow Mule but keeps it tasting (and looking) like a martini at the same time.

Moscow Mule Martini Pic

Pretty clever, if you ask me...

If you've never bought ginger liquor or brandy before you should definitely check it out. It's very inexpensive and can add tons of flavor to lots of drinks... think of a boozy chai latte in the winter time.

Mix up a whole pitcher of these Moscow Mule Martinis and have a good old fashioned martini party. You can shake them or stir them, totally up to you!

Moscow Mule Martini Recipe

  1 Servings

Ingredients

  • 2 ounces Vodka
  • 3/4 ounce Ginger Liqueur
  • 1/2 ounce Fresh Lime Juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon Granulated Sugar
For Garnish:
  • Fresh Mint
  • Lime Wedges

Directions

  1. Add all ingredients to a cocktail shaker filled with ice.
  2. Shake well and strain into a martini glass.
  3. Garnish with a lime wedge and fresh mint.

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Dan George

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Dan makes a mean cocktail and great food, which he shares on Mantitlement. We're so excited he's sharing his magical cocktail concoctions with Food Fanatic!