Hello! Happy Thirsty Thursday! If you’re like us, you may be drinking a little more during this quarantine… Or maybe the Summer weather has you reaching for a more refreshing cocktail, but you don’t want to add insult to injury by having both a ton of sugar AND a ton of alcohol! Whatever it is, you’re either here because you’re my friend, or you want to try a healthy version of a classic cocktail. Either way, you’ve come to the right place, because in this blog I’m sharing How to Make a Healthier Moscow Mule!
First of all, I must (quickly) share that I was gifted these mugs in exchange for a blog post with a recipe. Thanks, Jessica of Moscow Muled! I love them!
I’m a little embarrassed to say that I got these before I moved from LA to Sacramento, so over time, they got tarnished, or what’s called “patina” on them. For some people, this is a rad look… But I prefer shiny! This actually benefits you, though, because now I am sharing two videos… One that’s focused on How to Make a Healthier Moscow Mule, and another on how to restore your copper mug to shininess!
Here’s a video that covers both:
And I separated out the video on how to clean the patina off your mug without chemicals here, in case you want to skip to that! Here it is:
And if you’re not a video person…
To make the drink, which I cleverly (if I do say so myself – haha) named the “Mos-California Mule,” since I think using a low-sugar kombucha and quinoa vodka makes it seem extra Californian, I simply filled the mug with ice, added the juice from half a lime, about four ounces of ginger KeVita (which is a kombucha sweetened with high-quality stevia that somehow doesn’t have that weird aftertaste), and a shot of Fair Quinoa vodka.
Of course, you can use any type of ginger kombucha (or ginger beer if you don’t mind extra sugar), or vodka you’d like!
If you’re here because you want to restore your mug to its original sexiness, first get your Mos-California Mule ingredients together… Or at least juice half a lime. Next, take what’s left of the lime and pour some salt on it. Smush (yes, this is the technical term) the salt into the lime until it dissolves. Then use the salty lime rind as a scrub brush to scrub off the patina. Voila!
Would you like me to do some more #ThirstyThursday videos & blogs? I have a couple wine subscription services I’d like to talk about (and I plan to add a video to my Winc blog). Let me know!