The summer is so close, so cooling down in the warm weather will be a preoccupation for everyone, and the challenges for trying new things will be first to do. It includes stepping up the cocktail game by trying new ingredients and mixtures to create a combination of flavors that is ‘way too good’ to enjoy. By combining your favorite summer fruits and using different types of ingredients, you can mix up the best cocktails of the summer, where belong mules, as well.
Mules are delightfully fizzy drinks made with ginger beer, vodka (or another type of alcohol), and fresh lime. They are very refreshing on the hot summer days, thanks to the strong ginger flavor. By mixing the ingredients, those cocktails will strike the elusive balance between spicy, sweet, and strong. There are plenty of different types of mules, but today our focus will be on the frozen watermelon mules.
Frozen Watermelon Mules
Watermelon is very refreshing fruit, but the frozen watermelon makes these mules extra slushy, but if there is no enough time to freeze the fruit — just use ice!
This drink is bright and festive, it is refreshing, and to top it off, all that watermelon gives the hydrating effects,
Recipe of the Frozen Watermelon Mules
- 1 c. ginger beer
- 1/2 c. vodka
- 4 c. cubed watermelon, frozen
- 1/4 c. lime juice
- Ice, for blending
- Lime slices, for garnish
- Mint leaves, for garnish
1) Combine frozen watermelon, vodka, ginger beer, and lime juice in a blender and blend until smooth.
2) For better slushiness add ice and blend again.
With these ingredients can be prepared 4 servings, and the preparation lasts a totally of 10 minutes.
Serve in glasses (or copper mugs) and garnish with mint leaves and lime slices.
Why Copper Mugs?
Mules are typically served in copper mugs, to make the drink extra-cold and refreshing, because copper is an excellent conductor, meaning that cold or hot temperatures spread rapidly through the material so it seems the drink is colder while drinking it. Be careful when you buy copper mugs to buy food-safe mugs that are not copper on the inside because copper leaches into acidic foods and poses health risks.
On the video below is detailed direction on how to prepare frozen watermelon mules:
A story about the Moscow mule – Not Russian, and No Mule but a product of American capitalism
With a surplus of vodka, ginger beer, and copper mugs three business owners schemed up a plan to get rid of their excess products and invented the delicious cocktail. The details about this story are misty, but Moscow mules actually helped popularize vodka in the 1940s as a new drink in the United States.