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Apple Ginger Moscow Mules

09.15.16

the PERFECT fall cocktail! Apple cider ginger moscow mules!! they're delightful and fall-y. and so so easy! | thepikeplacekitchen.com

what’s your favorite cocktail?  THAT is the only question worth answering right now.  tell me what you like.  HURRY.

mine?  its definitely a toss up, but if i HAD to choose RIGHT NOW it’s a moscow mule.  i loveeeeee a good moscow mule.

the PERFECT fall cocktail! Apple cider ginger moscow mules!! they're delightful and fall-y. and so so easy! | thepikeplacekitchen.com

i’ve loved them since i lived in seattle and had THE BEST GINGER BEER EVER available to me anytime i wanted.  which was always.

the ginger beer we have over on the east coast?  sub. par.

but it’ll get the job done so i’ll survive i GUESS.  (actually i just contemplated the merits of paying $100 for rachel’s to ship to me… so maybe i’m not surviving?)

SEND HALP.

the PERFECT fall cocktail! Apple cider ginger moscow mules!! they're delightful and fall-y. and so so easy! | thepikeplacekitchen.com

moscow mules are just so lovely and you can barely taste the vodka.  (i pretty much love any cocktail where you can’t taste the alcohol.)

anndddd you know.. i case i haven’t told you a billion times already….

ITS FALL.  so i trashed these up with fresh apple cider.  yes. please.

the PERFECT fall cocktail! Apple cider ginger moscow mules - using my favorite orient apple vodka!! they're delightful and fall-y. and so so easy! | thepikeplacekitchen.com

ALSO.

did you know that my absolute favorite vodka is this orient apple?

i have a full liquor cabinet but if people try to touch my orient apple there ARE issues.  sorry. it’s mine.  i love the ginger/apple combo!  which is why i figured it would be PERFECT in this mule.  with APPLE cider and GINGER beer.  duh.

doessss a copper cocktail shaker make everything better? the answer is yes. ESPECIALLY the PERFECT fall cocktail! Apple cider ginger moscow mules!! they're delightful and fall-y. and so so easy! | thepikeplacekitchen.com

you know.  this really has me reminiscing about my time in Seattle.

i miss Deb, Geoff, and Cameron.  AND. i miss cocktail hour.

i think i need to start making myself fancy cocktails after work to relax.  once i make it through this test thats going to be my rule.  always.

doessss a copper cocktail shaker make everything better? the answer is yes. ESPECIALLY the PERFECT fall cocktail! Apple cider ginger moscow mules!! they're delightful and fall-y. and so so easy! | thepikeplacekitchen.com

so. traditionally moscow mules are served in copper cups!  (mine are from rachel’s ginger beer fyi)

but i think they taste better when made in a copper cocktail shaker!

because i’m a psychopath. obvi

the PERFECT fall cocktail! Apple cider ginger moscow mules!! they're delightful and fall-y. and so so easy! | thepikeplacekitchen.com

also.  maybe they’d taste better if i managed to make my crushed ice in a copper vitamix?

i admit i have SERIOUS ISSUES.  i get it.

but really… it might taste better.

the PERFECT fall cocktail! Apple cider ginger moscow mules!! they're delightful and fall-y. and so so easy! | thepikeplacekitchen.com

UH HI DOESNT THAT LOOK LIKE FALL IN A GLASS???

the answer is yes.  it does.

can you wear a scarf and sip it?  yes you can.

on a side note: i’m obsessing over ALL of the starbucks fall mugs.  i have a serious problem.

the PERFECT fall cocktail! Apple cider ginger moscow mules!! they're delightful and fall-y. and so so easy! | thepikeplacekitchen.com

is crushed ice a requirement?

yes.

did you think i’d say no?  sorrrrrrry.  but it just makes EVERYTHING better.  so do the crushed ice.  even if it means you have to blend ice like i did.

the PERFECT fall cocktail! Apple cider ginger moscow mules!! they're delightful and fall-y. and so so easy! | thepikeplacekitchen.com

have you ever seen a human being be SO EXCITED about a drink?  he literally looks like a kid in a candy store in that ^^ pic.

i can’t deal.  it’s too much.

NOW GO HAVE A MULE and lets end with him sipping one:

the PERFECT fall cocktail! Apple cider ginger moscow mules!! they're delightful and fall-y. and so so easy! | thepikeplacekitchen.com

Apple Cider Moscow Mules
 
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Serves: 2 cocktails
Ingredients
  • 4 oz apple cider
  • 4 oz apple ginger vodka (alternatively use apple or caramel vodka)
  • 1 bottle of ginger beer
  • crushed ice
  • apple slices & cinnamon sticks for garnish
Instructions
  1. Fill two copper mugs with ice.
  2. Combine the vodka and cider in a cocktail shaker over a few ice cubes and shake.
  3. Divide the contents into the mugs and top them off with ginger beer. Add in the apple slices and cinnamon sticks for garnish!
Notes

- cocktail shaker (that one is copper like mine from nordstrom, this one is more reasonably priced!)
- copper mugs

the PERFECT fall cocktail! Apple cider ginger moscow mules!! they're delightful and fall-y. and so so easy! | thepikeplacekitchen.com

FALLLLLL.  COPPER.  TOO MUCH.  I CANT.  DEAD.

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