A margarita or mojito is about as sweet as I go and even then I reduce the sweetener; I do this via a little-known technique I call DTA – Double the Alcohol. But I’m a huge blood orange fan (Dexter opening scene anyone? anyone?!?) so I knew I had to try this when I first laid eyes on the recipe.
The Moscow Mule cocktail has been majorly popular for some time, but it’s time to spruce it up making it a blood orange Moscow Mule. There has been a lot of debate over the importance of the copper mug that holds the Moscow Mule.
On one side you have the people who say a Moscow Mule is about the cocktail itself, not the cup. On the other side, you have the people who say the mug helps the entire drinking experience. The question is, why would the mug be so important to the drink?
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Blood Orange Moscow Mule Ingredients
The key to a Moscow Mule is, of course, vodka. Vodka says Russia after all. While the recipe doesn’t call for it, you could go above and beyond by infusing your vodka with blood oranges. To infuse, it, simply add blood orange slices to your bottle of vodka and let it sit for a couple of days.
Of course, this recipe doesn’t call for infusion, instead, the blood orange flavor comes from the Henry’s Hard Orange Soda and blood orange juice.
Blood Orange Moscow Mule Directions
In a cocktail shaker add vodka, Henry’s Hard Orange Soda, Domaine de Canton Ginger Liqueur, the juice of a blood orange (or two blood oranges if they are small), and top with ice.
Secure the lid on the cocktail shaker tightly and shake vigorously for 30 seconds.
Strain into a standard whiskey glass filled with crushed ice.
Garnish with a sprig of fresh mint and a slice of blood orange.
Drink responsibly, and never drink and drive
Try making this Moscow Mule cocktail and make it in a glass and in a copper mug. Then you can decide which you like best. You’ll notice the copper mug will absorb the cold from the ice, turning the mug into a sort of ice cube on its own.
When the copper mug gets cold enough and touches your lips, it adds a new level of freshness to the cocktail.
If you’re more of a glass person, then you will see the different layers of this cocktail coming together to make an enjoyable cocktail. No matter which way you go, this cocktail is perfect for a summer outdoor party, or even a holiday event.
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Blood Orange Moscow Mule
- 2 oz Vodka
- 1.5 oz Henry's Hard Orange Soda
- 1 oz Domaine de Canton Ginger Liqueur
- blood orange juice freshly squeezed
- sprig of fresh mint
- crushed ice
- blood orange slice for garnish
- In a cocktail shaker add vodka, Henry’s Hard Orange Soda, Domaine de Canton Ginger Liqueur, the juice of a blood orange (or two blood oranges if they are small), and top with ice.
- Secure the lid on the cocktail shaker tightly and shake vigorously for 30 seconds.
- Strain into a standard whiskey glass filled with crushed ice.
- Garnish with a sprig of fresh mint and a slice of blood orange.
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