Today we are toasting America with my recipe for this Star-Spangled Mule. It’s a classic Moscow Mule recipe with a twist, thanks to summer-fresh berries and a super special garnish.
This past weekend I celebrated Independence Day with my family back in St. Marys. My dad and his wife hosted their annual Fourth-of-July party, an event I always look forward to. Every year I make my fabulous corn dip recipe and a ginormous red velvet and berry trifle. Both are completely devoured, and I return home happily with empty pans.
Although I didn’t take it to the party, recently I was inspired by a brand collaboration to craft this Star-Spangled Mule cocktail recipe. Red, white, and beautiful!
As I mentioned above, it’s a Moscow Mule (which is traditionally vodka, ginger beer, and lime) but with added flavor thanks to all the summer berries.
Muddling some blueberries, blackberries, strawberries, and raspberries is a quick way to make this cocktail extra special, flavorful, and colorful. The berry flavor is the perfect touch for summer refreshment.
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To take this cocktail over the top, I hunted down cute ideas for garnishing it.
You don’t need special mugs to serve this cocktail (A Collins glass or rocks glass will work fine.), but I couldn’t resist these silver mugs. To add more sparkle, I skewered fruit onto these foil “fireworks” skewers. I created the watermelon stars using star cookie cutters.
It’s all in the details, isn’t it?
And with that finishing touch, my Star-Spangled Mules were complete. What a fun, tasty, and unique way to celebrate the Fourth of July. If you give them a try, let me know what you think.
This Star-Spangled Mule is a classic Moscow Mule recipe with a twist, thanks to summer-fresh berries and a super special garnish.
- 2 ounces vodka
- 4 ounces ginger beer
- 1/2 ounce lime juice
- 6-8 fresh berries
- Sprig of mint, lime wedge, and fresh berries to garnish (optional)
In a Moscow mule mug or Collins glass, add the berries and lime juice. Lightly mash with a spoon or a muddler.
Top with ice. Then pour in the vodka and ginger beer. Stir to combine.
Serve with a sprig of mint, lime wedge, or fresh berries.