Even though I’m part-Irish, I’m not a Guinness fan, at least for drinking. (In my dad’s Irish Stew, however, it’s amazing!) What I am a huge fan of? A good Moscow Mule. (More proof in this post.) So this year I thought I’d try making a St. Patty’s Day inspired mule!
For the Limerick Mule, I chose all green ingredients, so though it’s a little hard to tell inside a copper mug, this drink is actually green! The key is to use Reed’s Ginger Brew because, well, it’s green! It’s also delicious, and made from 100% real ginger root and cane sugar. They are GMO free, preservative free, and caffeine free, so your beverage will be reasonably healthy (for a cocktail, anyway).
If you are having a little St. Patrick’s Day bash of your own, this drink is perfect because it’s unique, quick and easy to make, and delicious. Everyone loves green apple! (And if alcohol is not your thing, or there are kids at the party too, Reed’s is non-alcoholic by itself. )
You’ll need green apple vodka (I used Pucker), lime juice (I like Rose’s Lime because it’s a little sweeter, but you could just use the juice of a regular lime), a green apple, and the Reed’s Ginger Brew. Slice the apple thin and soak it in a equal parts apple vodka and water with a splash of lime to prevent browning. That apple garnish is money. Just don’t eat too many slices… In a copper mug (or a clear glass if you want to show off the green color!) pour in two ounces apple vodka, one ounce lime juice, and one bottle of Reed’s and stir gently. Yum!
- Reed's Ginger Brew
- apple-flavored vodka
- lime juice (or Rose's Sweetened Lime)
- green apple, sliced thin
- Soak green apple slices in a mixture of equal parts apple vodka and water, with a splash of lime juice (to prevent apple from browning). In a copper mug (or a pint glass), add crushed ice. Pour in 2 ounces apple vodka, 1 ounce lime juice, and one bottle Reed's Ginger Beer. Stir gently. Add apple slice to garnish, or several slices in glass.
- Thanks to Reed's Ginger Brew for sponsoring this cocktail recipe!
PS: Thank you to Reed’s Ginger Brew for providing products for this post, and thank you for supporting the sponsors who make South to Southwest possible. :)
PSS: Another thank you to Carrie and Lisa for helping me come up with this fabulous drink!