Festive Skinny Moscow Mule

Hey Friends!!  Happy almost Turkey Day!  I thought it would be fun to kick off Friday and the weekend leading into a holiday week with a fun drink recipe.  Let me just state that I don’t typically share recipes with you guys, so this is a little new for me.  However, I hope you don’t mind!  It’s fun to share something new, as a way to share my excitement for the holidays.

I’m a huge fan of Moscow Mules in the colder months especially, something about the spicy aromatic ginger flavor that I just LOVE.  However sometimes they can be a little filling and to be honest I’ve been trying to watch the drinking intake as of late.  Not that I over indulge all the time, I just find Moscow Mules to be STRONG and heavy 😉 aka lots of calories.  So if you are trying to watch the calories over the holidays this is a festive and fun drink that is so easy to make, flavorful and light.  Basically this means, if I switch to this version, I can just eat a second piece of pumpkin pie 😉

What inspired this drink idea you might ask?  I’m a huge seltzer drinker, basically its all my husband and I drink besides water and on the weekends well wine/beer.  So we always have quite a stock pile of seltzer in the house.  I look forward to finding the new Polar Seltzer flavors each season in the grocery stores- they’ve inspired lots of cocktails for me over the years.  I recently came across their new flavor Ginger Lime Mule.  I was so excited because I immediately thought… this is my new holiday cocktail mixer!    So obviously I stocked up on the flavor haha.  But before we can start mixing up the yummy drink you need to order the classic copper metal mugs!

I think one of my FAVORITE parts about these drinks is the pretty copper mugs.  You can find them in a variety of sizes, finishes and shapes.   Copper mugs quickly take on the temperature of whats inside and keep the drink icy cold and refreshing!  I’ve listed a few below that caught my eye.

MOSCOW MULE MUGS:

 

Get your drink station ready….

INGREDIENTS:

Titos Vodka (My favorite)

Polar Seltzer – Ginger Lime Mule

POM-Pomegranate juice

Limes (a bunch)

Ice

 

DIRECTIONS

Next up, fill your Mule cups 1/2 way with some ice- crushed ice is best but it’s okay if not.  After that, squeeze a half of lime and drop it into the drink.  I add one shot of Tito’s Vodka, then finish off by filling with the Polar Seltzer Ginger Lime Mule.  If you’d like to add a little extra sweetness, do a splash of POM juice or you could also add a splash of gingerale if you wanted to enhance that ginger flavor.  Stir well!

To dress it up, use the other half of the lime to cut a wedge for the side.   Add a cute stirrer or straw in a festive color to dress it up or float pomegranates or cranberries, or even add some too the stirrer.  I even though a sprig of rosemary would be pretty too.   Be creative dressing up the cup to make it feel really festive!  Sip and enjoy.  Also, it goes with out saying but always drink responsibly.  Uber or stay put for the evening 🙂

DRESS UP YO’ DRINK!

 

 

I hope you like it this skinny spin on an old classic! Do you have any go too drink recipes you enjoy this time of year?

Have a great weekend!

Cheer,

Jordan

 

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