We named it after our farm because you can muddle in any fresh herb, berry, fruit, or even vegetable for innumerable variations. It is delicious when made with any one of our Simple Goodness Sisters syrups for instant, fresh garden flavor.
The Moscow Mule falls into the larger cocktail category of "Buck" cocktails, which are known for having ginger ale or ginger beer, citrus, and any number of base spirits. You can use vodka and ginger beer for a traditional Moscow Mule, or bourbon and ginger beer for a Tennessee Mule. A Kentucky Mule adds fresh mint to the Tenessee Mule ingredients (or you can use our Marionberry mint syrup) for a nod to the derby cocktail, the Mint Julep. These days, the Moscow Mule is such a popular cocktail that "bucks" and "mules" have come to have the same meaning. The Moscow Mule is known as a new classic. It doesn't go back as far as pre-prohibition, but it's beloved by many drinkers. The official mule was a cocktail born from a co-advertising effort between a soda company and a vodka brand. They combined their products in a fancy copper mug to distinguish the drink from others, and a classic was born.
This garden inspired mule has always been on the menu for our catering company, Happy Camper Cocktails. It's fast to make, it's delicious, and it's nearly universally loved. It's a great drink for a crowd or for serving at parties because you can make a ton of them very quickly. Better yet, you can set up a little bar with all of the ingredients and let people mix and match their own favorite spirit and syrup for a custom, DIY drink.
Nearly equally good as a mocktail, it's also very quick to make with just a few ingredients, making it great for parties, camping, a quick drink after work, going out on the boat, playdates in a park with your mom friends (we see you, and we salute you!) etc.
I promise you can recreate this in about 60 seconds at home, using any of our syrup flavors- we especially love how the berry flavors come through and add color!