Welcome back to Our Favorite Things: The Cocktail/Mocktail Edition!
In July, my best friend got married, and I flew out to Boston to be her maid of honor. For her bachelorette party, we went out to this place in Cambridge called Cuchi Cuchi for drinks. They have really fun shots and drinks, and I asked if they'd make one of them into a mocktail for me. The waiter returned with this amazing strawberry mint concoction that I could not shut up about. Once I got home, I tried and tried to recreate it until finally, I did. And it's freakin' delicious.
Strawberry Mint Mocktail
1 cup sliced strawberries
5 mint leaves
1/4 cup strawberry syrup
10 oz. lemon seltzer
Combine strawberries and lime, and muddle together in a small bowl. Add mint, and muddle to mix together flavors. Add strawberry-lime-and-mint to a cocktail mixer, and add strawberry syrup. Stir together. Add lemon seltzer, and lightly mix together. Pour into a glass, and enjoy!
1 cup water
1 cup white sugar
2 cups strawberries, sliced
Combine water and sugar in a sauce pan over medium-high heat, and stir until dissolved. Add strawberries into saucepan and bring to a boil; boil for 10 minutes. Reduce heat to medium-low, and simmer until strawberries are broken down and soft, and sauce is thick, about 10 minutes. Strain liquid into a bottle and refrigerate.
Spencer says: The "mule" is a great way to refresh on a hot day. The ginger beer gives it a unique crisp taste (something about a copper cup seems to add to this). I feel it refreshes in the same way that the taste of beer on a hot day does. Irreplaceable right? Well, if you are not a beer drinker this is your ticket. If you don't care for vodka no worries! The other ingredients disguise the taste of alcohol well. For better or worse you can throw several of these back in a sitting and really have yourself a good time.
One of the best part's of the recipe of a moscow mule is ginger beer. And this ginger beer's logo happens to feature a piece of ginger in a turban riding on a tiger. And that is amazing. I also found a classic copper Moscow Mule cup at a cute local shop in Boulder called Peppercorn. It's actually a turkish coffee cup, but it does the trick!
2 oz Vodka
Pour vodka over full cup of crushed ice, and fill w/ Ginger Beer. Top w/ Squeezed Lime, and stir. Enjoy!