We spent the last several weeks exploring Hot Toddy cocktails and that was fun. We were able to learn some things and really perfect my sore throat anecdotes. Now, it is time to move on and explore a new topic. I thought about moving right on to a food topic, but Ashley has been asking me to blog about a cocktail she likes for quite some time. You see, she is not a whiskey fan and many of our drinks, thus far, have been whiskey-focused. So, I decided to go full on into one of her favorite drinks, the Moscow Mule.
Why Moscow Mules?
Ashley was the impetus for us picking this topic and also for picking up some copper mugs a while back. I am the cocktail maker in our family and have had a little practice at making a Moscow Mule due to her love of the drink. I am excited to dig deeper into a Moscow Mule. Any cocktail that has it’s own glassware already sparks some curiosity in me.
How We Do
If you don’t know how our blog works, we kind of have a routine with a series we cover. We research a drink and try to find the essence of that drink. The goal is to make a great cocktail that embodies what I feel the drink is about. We will look into the history of the drink. I anticipate some really interesting info about the origin of this drink and answering questions like ‘why do we use copper mugs?’ We will examine the elements of the cocktail and think about what flavors get to the essence of the cocktail. Then, finally, we will reexamine how we make our Moscow Mule. Hopefully, all of the research will help us uncover a better drink. One that strikes at the guts of what a Moscow Mule is supposed to be. At the end of the day, I want to just make a better drink and all the fuss is to help me do that.
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“Moscow Mule at Red Square” flickr photo by nan palmero shared under a Creative Commons (BY) license