In North America, fall has become synonymous with pumpkin spice. Come September 1st everyone is talking about pumpkin spice lattes which is a little early for such a fall flavor in our opinion. But with cool weather and fall holidays like Thanksgiving and Halloween upon us, now is the perfect time to add a little pumpkin spice to your life! Forget the pie and lattes, we've got pumpkin spice mules on the menu and they are the perfect drink after a long, dark and cold day.
The recipe is relatively simple but requires a couple of ingredients you might not have on hand:
Ginger beer is the classic spicy and bubbly mix that gives the traditional moscow mule its kick. It can easily be found at your local grocery store and is usually sold in small bottles similar to a beer bottle. Though its name is deceptive, ginger beer is actually non-alcoholic.
This is a seasonal ingredient you might not find easily year round. In fall it is quite common to see pumpkin beer at larger beer and wine stores as well as craft breweries. This ingredient is essential for giving this drink its pumpkin flavor.
Once you have those two ingredients, the rest can easily be found in your kitchen or home bar.
We love this fall-inspired take on the traditional moscow mule and think it's the perfect cocktail to serve at your next party! Your friends and family will be talking about your creative cocktail skills long after the night ends and the vodka wears off. We think everyone needs a signature cocktail up their sleeve - could this be yours?
Pumpkin Spice Moscow Mule
2 oz premium vodka
1/3 cup ginger beer
1/3 cup pumpkin beer
Splash of club soda
1/4 oz fresh lime juice
Cinnamon stick for garnish
Apple slices for garnish
Fill a moscow mule mug with ice
Add vodka and fresh lime juice
Top with ginger beer, pumpkin beer, and a splash of club soda
Garnish with a cinnamon stick and apple slices and serve
Thanks to Britta Bisig for the delicious recipe and photo!