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Best 5 French Moscow Mule Recipes

Best 5 French Moscow Mule Recipes

In this article, we reveal the top 5 French Moscow Mule recipes, as well as everything you need to know about this delicious cocktail. Let's get started!

Introduction

The ability to bring people together is a powerful feature of cocktails, and the magic lies in their details. Just as humans are endlessly unique with different tastes and lifestyles, our drinks should reflect just that...our uniqueness. We believe this take on the classic Moscow Moscow is an amazing option for any type of taste, lifestyle, and gathering.

What is the French Mule?

If you're looking to switch things up a bit, we have a drink that you will love. The French Mule is essentially the same as its cousin, the Moscow Mule, but with cognac rather than vodka. Cognac has a smooth texture with notes of caramel, vanilla, and pear, unlike vodka which has subtler flavors. Like other variations of the Moscow Mule, the French Mule is extremely versatile, and you can customize it to better fit your taste and lifestyle. Not only is it multifaceted, but it can also be prepared in a few minutes. All these features make it a worldwide hit for every occasion, year-round.

The History of Cognac

Are you asking yourself if the French Mule is in fact from France? The answer is yes...well, partly. What gives this Mule its name is the cognac used as the heart and soul of this cocktail. The word “cognac” comes from Cognac, France, which is the city in the French wine region where this liquor is made. This liquor's production process is similar to that of wine, and it's matured in oak barrels for long periods. Producers use a local grape called Ugni Blanc as part of the production process. 

Although cognac’s flavors vary significantly depending on the soil in which its grapes are grown, experts have described its flavor as having notes of vanilla, cinnamon, toffee, vine flower, and spices, to mention a few. They also described its smell as heady and smooth in texture.

History of the French Mule

As unique as the variations of Moscow Mules are, they all find common ground in their humble beginnings. The classic Moscow Mule was invented at the Cock n' Bull pub in Los Angeles, California in 1941. Throughout its rise to popularity, bartenders around the world started experimenting with different flavors and liquors. Eventually, cognac was substituted for vodka, and the rest is history.  

How is it Served?

For Every Occasion

The beauty of the Moscow Mule is its ability to fit any occasion. Do you have a holiday party planned? The Cranberry Mule is perfect for that. Hosting a summer event? There's the Jamaican Mule to consider. Cocktail party? Why not try the French Mule. This is a convenient privilege you don’t get with other cocktails. The French Mule specifically is great year-round, and is as comfortable at a simple happy hour with a friend or at a big party with hundreds of people. Regardless of the setting, the French Mule will not disappoint.

Appetizers

Appetizers are always a great idea when hosting, but we all know that certain food/cocktail pairings are encouraged over others to maximize flavor. Each of these appetizers enhances each sip of the French Mule for an overall amazing experience.  

Cheese

Strong cheeses such as roquefort and aged parmesan complement the rich flavors of the French Mule. Parmesan canapés are also a fun and easy option to serve with this cocktail.

Seafood 

Seafood is a tasty option as an appetizer. The cognac and ginger beer's zingy flavors make for a great pairing with seafood. Dishes like an oyster tray, salmon croquettes, or grilled fish kebabs serve as a perfect combination to the French Mule.

Mushroom

The umami notes of mushrooms work perfectly with the nutty flavours of cognac and the zest of limes and ginger beer. Incorporating a dish such as wild mushroom risotto to the menu is a great addition.

Chocolate

When a French Moscow Mule couples with chocolate, it creates the perfect dessert. Cognac has always been known as an after-dinner drink, so naturally it suits chocolate desserts amazingly.

Recipes

Classic French Mule

Conventional does not mean boring in this classic French Mule recipe. This is probably the most popular variation of the French Mule due to its simplicity. 

Ingredients:

  • 2 oz cognac
  • ½ oz lime juice
  •  4 oz ginger beer

Instructions:

  1. Put cognac and lime juice into a glass.
  2. Add ice and ginger beer.
  3. Stir and add lime slices as garnish. 

Syrup & Bitters French Mule

This recipe is an exotic twist on the original. The concentrated herbal flavors of the bitters couple well with the spicy flavors of the cinnamon notes in the syrup, all of which is tied together nicely with cognac and ginger beer. This variation is truly one of a kind.

Ingredients:

  • 2 shots of cognac
  • 1 shot of sugarcane syrup
  • 1 shot of freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 3 dashes of any aromatic bitter
  • Ginger beer

Instructions:

  1. Mix the cognac, sugarcane syrup, freshly squeezed lime and aromatic bitters in a glass.
  2. Fill up a glass with ice and strain the mix into it.
  3. Top off the glass with ginger beer and stir.

The Cognac & Vodka French Mule

This variation of the French Mule will remind you of the original Moscow Mule, because vodka is used as one of its ingredients in addition to cognac.

Ingredients:

  • 1 oz of vodka
  • 2 oz of cognac
  • Juice of 1/2 a lime
  • Juice of 1/2 an orange
  • 12 oz of ginger beer 
  • 1 wedge lime
  • 1 slice orange

Instructions:

  1. Fill a cup 1/2 way with ice.
  2. Fill the cup with vodka, cognac, orange, and lime juice. 
  3. Stir to mix.
  4. Fill with ginger beer.
  5. Top it off with garnishes of lime and orange slices.

The Absinthe French Mule

This highly alcoholic take on the French Mule is a fun recipe full of botanical notes. The extra step will make all the difference in the final product.

Ingredients:

  • 1 oz cognac
  • 1/8 oz absinthe infusion
  • 4 oz of ginger beer

Instructions:

  1. Rinse your glass or mug with absinthe and pour out any extra liquid, then put your glass in the freezer for 30 minutes.
  2. Add cognac and ginger beer to the frozen glass and stir.
  3. Fill glass with ice.
  4. Garnish as you'd like.

Ginger Mint Simple Syrup French Mule

This fresh, minty variation of the French Mule is perfect for hot summer days. Not only is this recipe refreshing, but it also serves up to 10 people. If you're hosting a bigger crowd, then the measurements in this recipe will be of help. 

Ingredients:

  • 24 oz cognac
  • 6 oz fresh lime juice (6 limes)
  • 6 oz ginger-mint simple syrup 
  • 32 oz ginger beer
  • Fresh mint for garnish

Instructions:

  1. Mix the vodka, syrup and lime juice in a pitcher.
  2. Chill for at least 2 hours or overnight.
  3. Add the ginger beer just before serving.
  4. Serve into ice-filled glasses. 

How to make the simple syrup:

  1. Mix light brown sugar, water, peeled and chopped fresh ginger, and sprigs of fresh mint into a saucepan. 
  2. Bring to a simmer and stir to dissolve sugar. 
  3. Remove from heat and let it completely cool down.
  4. Strain mint and ginger.

How to Make it Spicy

Some days you just want that extra zing in your drink to spice up your day. You can do just that with some fun add-ons. It's as simple as adding a few extra components to the cocktail like these ones:

  • Jalapeno slices as garnish. 
  • Replace regular ginger beer with spicy ginger beer.
  • Add a splash of hot sauce to the mule.
  • Add chili salt on the rim of the glass or in it.

Low Calorie Options

If drinking a lot of calories weighs heavily on your conscience, there are a few ways you can go about making the French Mule diet-friendly. Here are some options for you:

  • You can always decrease the cognac amount by half. Use more vodka and only a little cognac for taste.
  • Use diet ginger beer instead of regular ginger beer.
  • Use freshly squeezed juice instead of store bought juice.
  • Use sweetener instead of real sugar or syrups.

How to Make it a Mocktail

You shouldn't have to sacrifice flavor when it comes to non-alcoholic cocktails. There are many ways to enjoy a rich, flavorful, yet non-alcoholic drink. The most common way of doing so with the French Mule is to substitute cognac with orange juice concentrate or apricot, peach, or pear juice. You may not notice the difference, but if you do it will still be delicious!

Conclusion

The French Moscow Mule is a fun twist on a classic. The cognac's rich flavors are a great companion to the other ingredients, and its ability to adjust to any occasion makes entertaining a lot easier. It can easily be customized by adding different garnishes that best suit your taste and lifestyle. This Mule retains its essence even as a mocktail, and it can easily be transformed into a spicy drink. It perfectly fits any type of occasion year-round, whether it's a big party or a simple happy hour. This cocktail won’t disappoint. Enjoy!

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Top 7 Jamaican Mule Recipes

Top 7 Jamaican Mule Recipes

In this post, we reveal the top 7 Jamaican Mule recipes anywhere on the internet. Read on to learn how to make this delicious and refreshing cocktail!

Introduction

Now that summer is around the corner, we have the perfect drink option that we know you'll enjoy. Unlike its more conventional cousin, the classic Moscow Mule, which is typically prepared with vodka, the Jamaican Mule is made with rum. This Mule is a fun alternative to the original, able to give any event a festive atmosphere, and ideal for summer events. The combination of rich tones of the rum and the spicy ginger beer will have you daydreaming of Caribbean beaches, palm trees, and reggae music.

History of Rum

It's only fair to mention a little bit of rum's origin. Not only did Columbus take slaves with him on his escapades, but he also took sugarcane to the island of Barbados. Around the year 1650, plantations of sugarcane were starting to take shape in the Caribbean. They soon discovered that with molasses (which is the leftover substance of the sugarcane after it has been processed) they could make rum. At the time it went by names such as "kill-devil", "rumbullion" or "Barbados water". Back then all the rums were full-bodied with an amber tone, and it was not until the 19th century that production of lighter-bodied rums began in Puerto Rico. Today people use rum in mixed drinks, such as the famous Jamaican Mule. 

History of the Jamaican Mule

After the original Moscow Mule was invented in Los Angeles in 1941, it became widely popular throughout the United States as well as internationally. It came as no surprise that bartenders started playing with its ingredients and flavors by adding, mixing, and subtracting ingredients. Amazing variations of this drink came about from this experimentation, and one of them was the Jamaican Moscow Mule. They named it the Jamaican Mule due to the sweet Jamaican rum used as the heart of the drink.

How and When to Serve the Jamaican Mule

We all know that cocktails can take an occasion from just fun to a truly memorable one. The magic of this is all in the details; when and how to serve your Mule, what foods to pair it with, and how much to make are details worth paying attention to. Here's some information that you might find useful.

Spring and Summer Events

The Jamaican Mule is sensational for every occasion year-round, but it is undoubtedly fitting for spring and summer events, such as tropical destination weddings, summer and spring weddings, tropical-themed parties, and just about any occasion where the weather is nice.

Appetizers

Knowing what appetizers are best paired with each cocktail is important when hosting. Just as a merlot goes astonishing well with filet mignon, certain foods should be served with this particular drink to get the most out of the experience.

Cheese 

Cheese and rum are a well-known pairing. But not all cheeses pair best with the Jamaican Mule. Rum, being sweet, will naturally go well with a sweeter cheese like havarti, blue and gouda cheese. 

You can offer a cheese board or a plate. You could also offer up loaded fries. You could use some of the cheeses mentioned for a great pairing with the rum in your Jamacian Mule. 

Chicken

Chicken and rum have been an indisputable combo throughout the centuries. Chicken dishes go perfectly with the Jamaican Mule. In particular, any fried chicken is a fun and delicious option. 

Chocolate

I bet you didn’t know that chocolate and rum were a thing. Well, now you do. The intense notes of the rum pairs perfectly with the smooth, woody flavors of the chocolate.  As a dessert option, you can make some chocolate brownies topped with shaved coconut.

If you're looking to stick with the Caribbean vibes and looking for something a bit more tropical, here are a few options for you...

Jibarito Bites 

The Jibarito is typical of the Caribbean. It is essentially a sandwich made with flattened fried plantains instead of bread. It can include meat, cheese, lettuce, and tomato.  

Pineapples

Ahi poke bowls with grilled pineapple and avocado is a great rum companion. 

Plantain

What's more native to the Caribbean than the plantain? This is an obvious pairing must. Sweet and spicy bacon wrapped plantains are easy to whip up and full of Caribbean flavors.  

Big Batches

Speaking of events and parties, we don’t want you to find yourself in a predicament when you realize that you took on more than you signed up for. Sometimes making cocktails in big quantities is more practical and efficient than making drinks one by one. Not only will this save you time, but it will also save you unnecessary work. There are a few guidelines to follow when making in batches. Here are some things you can do the night before to prepare. 

Figure out measurements. How many people are you going to serve and how many pitchers or gallons of the cocktail do you need to make in advance?

Make lots of ice.  

Combine all the shelf-stable ingredients.

Prepare freshly squeezed lime juice. We recommend getting a juice squeezer if you don't already own one.

Jamaican Mule Recipes

There are a few different Jamaican Mule recipes out there. Here are a few that we think you might enjoy. 

The Classic Jamaican Mule

The first Jamaican Mule recipe we have for you is the most conventional and popular. This Mule is rich in flavor and easy to make. 

Ingredients:

  • 4oz ginger beer
  • 2oz rum 
  • Freshly squeezed lime juice
  • Cubed ice
  • Lime wedge for garnish

Instructions:

  1. Pour rum into a glass.
  2. Add ice.
  3. Add lime juice and top it off with ginger beer.
  4. Garnish with the lime wedge.

The Falernum Twist

Falernum is a nonalcoholic syrup native to the Caribbean. It contains lime, ginger, and almond flavors that complement the Mule perfectly.

Ingredients:

  • 2 oz rum
  • 1 oz falernum
  • 1 oz fresh lime juice
  • 4 oz ginger beer
  • Crushed ice

Instructions:

  1. Combine rum, falernum, lime juice, and ice into a shaker and shake well. 
  2. Strain mix into a glass with ice.
  3. Add ginger beer.

Jamaican Mule With Homemade Syrup

Making simple syrup yourself gives you full control of the flavors you want to create in your Mule. It also gives you the chance to decide how sweet or not sweet you want to make it, which is something you can’t control with store-bought syrup.

Ingredients:

  • ½ cup of water
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • 2 juiced lime slices
  • 1-inch piece fresh peeled and sliced ginger 
  • 4 oz ginger beer
  • 4 oz rum
  • Crushed ice

Instructions:

  1. Mix the water, sugar, and half of the ginger in a saucepan over medium heat. Stir.
  2. Cook until sugar is dissolved.
  3. Remove from heat and let it cool.
  4. Put remaining ginger in a shaker and add lime, rum, and 2-4 tablespoons syrup.
  5. Shake well.
  6. Strain into two glasses filled with crushed ice.
  7. Top each with ginger beer. 
  8. Garnish with lime wedges.

Jamaican Mule with Ginger Root

Ginger complements the ginger beer perfectly and adds an extra zing to the already delicious drink. You can add its juice or simply slice it up and use it as a garnish.  

Ingredients:

  • 2 oz dark rum 
  • 3.5 oz ginger beer 
  • 1.5 oz ginger root 
  • 0.35 oz lime juice 
  • 1.25 oz cucumber
  • 11oz ice cubes

Instructions:

  1. Fill up a glass with ice.
  2. Juice 6 slices of ginger root in a juicer.
  3. Muddle 4 cucumber slices in a shaker.
  4. Put 1/2 oz of ginger root juice, 2 oz of dark rum, and 0.35 of lime juice into the shaker.
  5. Fill the shaker with ice cubes and shake.
  6. Strain into the rocks glass.
  7. Top it off with ginger beer and stir gently.
  8. Garnish with ginger root and cucumber slices.

The Jamaican Mule Mocktail

There's no need to sacrifice flavor when making a mocktail. By simply excluding the rum and adding a few other ingredients, you can still enjoy a flavorful Jamaican Mule. Here are some ways you can prepare the Jamaican Mule without alcohol.

  • Exclude the rum and ginger beer.
  • Substitute ginger beer with ginger ale.
  • Substitute rum with Ronsin, which is a non-alcoholic substitute for rum. It still has that sweet, woody, molasses flavor that tricks your taste buds into think you're having the real thing.
  • Vanilla extract for flavor.
  • You can always add orange juice for extra flavor.

The Low Calorie Jamaican Mule

Rum is high in sugar, and therefore not so diet-friendly. If you're watching your calorie intake, we have some helpful tips to turn this sensationally rich, tasteful yet sugary drink into something that won't weigh heavy on your conscience later...all while not compromising flavor.

  • Use sugar substitutes like a sweetener.
  • Use diet ginger beer instead of regular ginger beer.
  • Only add 1/2 part rum and increase other ingredients.
  • Use rum that is low in calories. There are rum brands that only have 51 calories per ounce, which is a lot less than most rums out there.

The Spicy Jamaican Mule

Making the Jamaican Mule spicy is not too far-fetched a concept. Rum and spicy flavors go perfectly well with each other. It's super easy to make this Mule spicy. It's as simple as adding a few garnishes and spices to it. Here's what you can add to make this Mule anything from a little warm to sizzling hot.

  • Add a splash of hot sauce into the Mule.
  • Add chili salt on the rim of the glass or in it.
  • Cut up some jalapeno slices as garnish. 
  • Use spicy ginger beer instead of regular ginger beer.

Add-Ons For Your Jamaican Mule 

Angostura Bitters

This is a concentrated herbal made from bitters. People use it to add flavor to beverages and it goes great with the Jamaican Moscow Mule.

Ginger Root 

You can add ginger root juice to the drink to add an extra zing.

Garnishes

Try adding other garnishes like apple slices, cucumber, cranberries, and/or jalapeno slices to make this Mule your own.

Types of Rum


There are many different types of rum with unique variations of fermentation and distillation, as well as a plethora of aging techniques. It is good to be aware of the different choices you have when it comes to picking a rum for your Mule. Each of these rums has a unique characteristic that, when combined with the rest of the ingredients, creates a distinctive flavor every time. Here's a shortlist of some of the options you have when selecting rums. 

White Rum 

This rum is of lighter body than other rums. Most popular for creating cocktails.

Gold Rum

This rum is usually aged for several years. Rich in flavors of vanilla, citrus, and coconut. Usually enjoyed on the rocks.

Dark Rum

This rum is aged in oak barrels for long periods of time and has a very robust note.

Black Rum 

The black rum is the most bodied and richest in color and flavor. This variation of rum has a high concentration of molasses which is what gives it its heaviness.

The Bottom Line

The Jamaican Mule cocktail is a fun twist on the classic. The rum's rich flavors give it a particular taste, and its flexibility and versatility when it comes to adjustments makes it a great addition to any occasion. It can be prepared in big batches just as easily as singly. You can customize it by adding different garnishes that best suit your taste. Make it a mocktail, spice it up, or make it low calorie. Anything is possible with the Jamaican Mule!

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Top 7 Pineapple Mule Recipes

Top 7 Pineapple Mule Recipes

In this post, we reveal the 7 best Pineapple Mule recipes anywhere on the internet. Read on to become an expert at making this awesome cocktail!

Introduction

Moscow Mules traditionally contain vodka, ginger beer, lime juice, and mint. In a twist on the original Mule, the Pineapple Mule is an ice-cold cocktail that keeps everything in the original and then adds pineapple–delivering a punch of extra flavour and refreshment.

Pineapples are on the list of the most popular tropical fruits, and for good reason. They're versatile to use, delicious, and also healthy. Pineapple can be eaten raw, made into jams, juices, and much more. Here, pineapple is used to give the classic Moscow Mule an invigorating taste. With a Pineapple Mule, the only thing left to do is put your feet up and chill.

In this article, we’ll take a look at the history of the Pineapple Mule, its essential ingredients, how to make the perfect Pineapple Mule, entertainment tips, and the variations of the drink. Now, without further ado, let’s get started.

History of the Pineapple Mule

The classic Moscow Mule has enjoyed enduring popularity. Over the years, it has given rise to a number of variations, such as the Pineapple Mule that originates from the mid-Pacific. Mixologists love using pineapples because their syrupy sweetness adds a tropical flavor to drinks.

Essentials for Amazing Pineapple Mules

Warmer weather is finally here, and wouldn’t we all wish it stays a tad longer? The best part is, you can enjoy it while it lasts with this absolutely incredible and utterly delicious concoction. A Pineapple Mule is one sublime drink that you can easily make any time, and here are its essential ingredients:

Ginger Beer

Ginger beer is what gives a Pineapple Mule its spiciness and fizzy texture, making your drink quite flavorful. It’s also way better than ginger ale, which is carbonated water that's flavored with ginger. Ginger has fresh aromatics and bold flavors that make this concoction irresistible. 

Vodka

Vodka does more than just add a bold and smooth taste to a Pineapple Mule; when chilled before serving, it cools down your drink especially when combined with ice in a copper mug. This ensures an ice-cold, refreshing beverage every time. Whichever vodka you fancy, you really can’t go wrong.

Fresh Lime

Freshly squeezed lime juice has a mild flavor that effectively complements the other components of the cocktail. The overall result enhances the yummy flavors of the Mule.

Pineapple

Pineapple is slightly exotic and simply screams summer. The fruit perfectly balances acidity and sweetness, which makes it quite refreshing.

How to Make the Perfect Pineapple Mule

  • To ensure that you have the perfect Pineapple Mule, do not skimp on the ice. Fill your glass with ice to about ½ an inch of the top.
  • When it comes to choosing glasses, you have a number to select from. You can get copper mugs, which are synonymous with Mules. Alternatively, you can use a highball glass or any nice cocktail glass. 
  • Always remember to smack your mint leaves between your palms. This helps to bruise the leaves, which releases their aromas and oils. The mild scent of mint is all part of the experience of this Mule. 

Pineapple Mule Recipes

There’s a variety of ways you can create Pineapple Mule cocktails. These tropical drinks are a vibrant spin on the original, and they're perfect for backyard barbecues and hot summer days. We’ll take a look at six variations, but first, let’s start with the Classic Pineapple Mule cocktail.

Classic Pineapple Mule Cocktail

Pineapples and Mules go together like peanut butter and jelly in this exciting variation of the classic Moscow Mule. Enliven your gatherings and parties with this unexpected treat.

Ingredients:

  • 3 oz pineapple juice
  • 1 ½ oz vodka
  • 6 oz ginger beer chilled
  • 2 fresh mint leaves

Instructions:

    1. Fill your cocktail glass with ice. Then, smack one mint leaf between your palms to release the aroma before laying it on the ice.
    2. Next, pour in the vodka, pineapple juice, and lastly ginger beer.
    3. Using a stirrer or spoon, stir to combine.
    4. Smack the other mint leaf and rub it gently over the rim of your glass before using it to garnish. Enjoy your cocktail.

      Jalapeno Pineapple Mule

      This delicious libation will become one of your new favorites. Its extra ingredient, jalapeno, adds a spicy kick to the cocktail.

      Ingredients:

      • 4 oz ginger beer 
      • 2 oz fresh pineapple juice
      • 2 oz pineapple vodka
      • ½ lime
      • 1 slice of jalapeno
      • Crushed ice

      Instructions:

        1. Squeeze out the lime juice.
        2. Top up your highball glass with crushed ice.
        3. Add the rest of the ingredients in the glass.
        4. Stir gently and serve.

          Pineapple Coconut Mule

          Entertaining a couple of guests? The drinks department will be sorted with this easy to make yet utterly delicious cocktail.

          The natural flavors from the fresh cilantro make this drink truly refreshing. Not forgetting that cilantro comes packed with nutritional benefits. It’s a source of dietary fiber, zinc, iron, calcium, thiamin, vitamin E, vitamin C, vitamin A, among others.

          Ingredients:

          • 3 cups ginger beer
          • 3 cups pineapple coconut juice
          • 2 cups vodka
          • 2 cups pineapple chunks
          • 1 cup fresh cilantro chopped
          • 1 lime

          Instructions:

            1. Add the large pieces of pineapple and fresh cilantro in a large pitcher.
            2. Pour in the vodka and stir well to combine.
            3. Add the pineapple-coconut juice and ginger, then stir.
            4. Squeeze juice from half a lime and add into the pitcher, then stir again.
            5. Place ice in copper mugs and pour the cocktail. 
            6. Add a few pineapple chunks and garnish with fresh cilantro. Enjoy.

              Roasted Pineapple Mule Cocktail

              Want to go all out? This cocktail is absolute perfection. The Roasted Pineapple Mule cocktail uses gold rum instead of vodka. It’s sweet, and has notes of molasses and a hint of sugar cane. You can roast the pineapple with some raw sugar and lime, and caramelize the sugar to add a smoky flavor to the drink.

              Ingredients:

              For the roasted pineapple:

              • Raw sugar 
              • 1 ripe pineapple (small)
              • 1 fresh lime

              For the cocktail:

              • 3oz ginger beer
              • 2 oz gold rum
              • 1 oz lime juice
              • 2 tbsp diced roasted pineapple
              • 4 chopped mint leaves

              Ingredients:

              To roast the pineapple:

                1. Peel and slice the pineapple into ½ inch wedges. If not quite ripe, remove the core, but, if very ripe, leave the core.
                2. Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
                3. Put the pineapples on a baking sheet and squeeze juice from half a lime on top of them. 
                4. Add the raw sugar. Roast the pineapples for 15 minutes, then flip them over, sprinkle more sugar, and roast for another 15 minutes.
                5. Once done to your liking, remove the pineapples and let them cool.

                  To prepare the cocktail:

                    1. Put 3 tablespoons of diced roasted pineapple in a copper mug.
                    2. Muddle the chopped mint and place it in the mug. Add ice and top up with lime juice and gold rum.
                    3. Stir well to combine, then top with ginger beer 
                    4. Garnish with a roasted pineapple wedge, pineapple leaf, and mint sprig. Serve.

                      Orange Pineapple Mule

                      Ingredients:

                      • 2 oz vodka
                      • 1 fresh lime
                      • 1/3 cup of orange juice
                      • 1/3 cup of pineapple juice
                      • 2 oz ginger beer 
                      • Fresh mint
                      • Pineapple wedges

                      Instructions:

                        1. Fill your highball glass with ice
                        2. Add the orange juice, pineapple juice, and vodka, then stir for a few seconds.
                        3. Top off using ginger beer
                        4. Garnish with fresh mint and the pineapple wedges. Serve.

                          Dunmore Pineapple Mule

                          You don't have to limit yourself to vodka. In this recipe, pineapple vodka is used instead of plain vodka, and whiskey is added. The result is a clean, crisp cocktail that absolutely hits the spot.

                          For homemade pineapple vodka, steep a couple of pineapple slices in vodka, then cover in a jar for seven days. Strain the vodka to make sure no pineapples remain. This will leave you with a pineapple-infused vodka.

                          Ingredients:

                          • 1 oz pineapple vodka
                          • 1 oz whiskey 
                          • 1/2 oz almond-based cocktail syrup
                          • 3 oz ginger beer
                          • 1 fresh lime

                          Instructions:

                            1. Put all the ingredients into a copper mug and mix well
                            2. Squeeze half a lime into the mug then stir to combine
                            3. Garnish with pineapple fronds. Drink up.

                              Piña Colada Mule

                              Take your Pineapple Mule to the next level by using ginger beer instead of coconut milk in the piña colada. 

                              Ingredients:

                              • 8 oz pineapple juice
                              • 4 oz coconut rum
                              • 1 fresh lime
                              • 3 oz ginger beer
                              • Pineapple wedge
                              • Maraschino cherry

                              Instructions:

                              1. Add the pineapple juice, rum, and squeezed lime juice in your copper mug then fill it with ice.
                              2. Stir to combine.
                              3. Top with ginger beer and garnish with a pineapple wedge, lime slice, and Maraschino cherry. Enjoy.

                                Entertainment Tip

                                Have an assortment of alcohol as well as ginger beer, limes, and pineapples at hand. That way, you'll be able to mix up a Pineapple Mule at a moment's notice. As long as you have these ingredients, you can always whip up exceptionally delicious drinks when your friends or family show up. That will make those random visits all the more fun and entertaining.

                                Conclusion

                                Cocktails are so much fun to make. And this is one area where you can really let your creativity run. These amazing drinks aren’t supposed to be complicated. They're actually meant to be easy to make, simple, and delicious. The above recipes are some of the easiest to make, and you only need a handful of ingredients.

                                Spice up your summer and holidays with the Pineapple Mule. It will make your festivities stand out and add an instant conversation piece to your backyard barbecue socializing. And, even after the summer festivities are over, you can still use the Pineapple Mule for your dinner parties and get-togethers. Whatever the occasion, these top Pineapple Mule recipes will no doubt provide that perfect finishing touch. 

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                                Top 5 Caribbean Mule Recipes

                                Top 5 Caribbean Mule Recipes

                                In this post, we reveal the Top 5 Caribbean Mule Recipes anywhere on the internet. Read on to learn how to make this awesome variation on the classic Moscow Mule!

                                Introduction

                                At times, one desires something new and exciting that complements the old. So, in comes the Caribbean Mule!

                                While you are probably familiar with the Moscow Mule, the Caribbean Mule is a variation that might just become your new favorite. The Caribbean Mule is a popular Mule that substitutes vodka for rum. An avid rum-drinker will no doubt love this version of the traditional Moscow Mule. And the best part is that it can easily be made from scratch without leaving your home. 

                                In this article, we’ll take a look at the easy-to-make, yet absolutely irresistible recipes for the Caribbean Mule. We’ll explore how the cocktails tastes, how it ought to be served, the different ways it can be made, and the different recipes. So, let’s get started!

                                History of the Caribbean Mule

                                Although there’s plenty to love about the original Moscow Mule, variety is undeniably the spice of life. Thus, there is good reason to have a collection of recipes for your cocktails. With only a cabinet full of liquor from different parts of the world and a few basic ingredients, exploring with the Mule drink is like going on an adventure from the comfort of your home bar. 

                                Because the original Mule was named to pay homage to where vodka came from, Russia, its variations have followed the same idea. The Caribbean Mule takes the spirit of the enchanting blue waters of the Caribbean islands, combined with conventional ginger beer. 

                                With the Caribbean Mule, you can choose to use spiced rum, white rum, pineapple-flavored rum, or even coconut rum. The sweetness of the drink is livened up by the ginger flavors.

                                Caribbean Mule Ingredients

                                The ingredients in this variation are:

                                • Rum – To achieve the best flavor, choose a premium quality rum.
                                • Lime juice – Fresh lime juice balances out the sweetness and adds a tangy flavor.
                                • Simple syrup – This can be made at home and is comprised of water, granulated sugar and, if you want to add a greater ginger kick, fresh slices of ginger.
                                • Ginger beer – Choose a high-quality beer for the best results.
                                • Ice – Use small crushed ice for heightened sensation and guaranteed chilling while drinking.

                                Which Rum Should You Use for your Caribbean Mule?

                                Spiced rum brings a comforting, warm feel that’s perfect during fall. When paired with ginger beer, the result is an extra sweetness and spice perfect for those cozy, cold nights or for entertaining your guests. Even when it comes to mixed drinks, you should always ensure you buy quality spiced rum. Preferably, use one with a medium to heavy texture. The flavors of the rum come out and help even out the ginger beer and simple syrup. 

                                You can also choose to use Red Leg rum. Red Leg spiced rum comes from the makers of Blavod, a premium vodka. The name is inspired by the red legged hermit crab that is indigenous to the coral reefs found in the Caribbean. The rum is infused with vanilla and ginger and then rested in oak casks to marry all the spicy flavors. 

                                Top 5 Caribbean Mule Recipes

                                The Easy Caribbean Mule Cocktail

                                This is one simple yet classy drink that is sure to impress any cocktail aficionado.

                                Ingredients:

                                • 4 oz spiced rum
                                • 2 small pieces of fresh ginger
                                • 4 oz ginger beer
                                • ¼ oz homemade ginger simple syrup
                                • ¼ oz lime juice
                                • Ice cubes

                                Instructions:

                                  1. Muddle the fresh ginger.
                                  2. In a cocktail mixer, add the simple syrup, spiced rum, and lime juice and shake well.
                                  3. Strain, then add ginger beer to create that absolutely delicious spicy cocktail. 

                                    Pirate Inspired Caribbean Mule

                                    This cocktail will transport you to the ocean blue waters of the dreamy Caribbean from wherever you are in the world. 

                                    Ingredients:

                                    • 4 oz ginger beer
                                    • ½ oz white rum
                                    • ½ oz gold rum
                                    • 1 oz coconut rum
                                    • Pineapple wedge

                                    Instructions:

                                      1. Mix all the rums.
                                      2. Add ginger beer, then stir gently.
                                      3. Serve in a classic copper mule mug over ice and garnish with the pineapple wedge.

                                        The Kranks’ Caribbean Mule

                                        This easy-to-make Caribbean style cocktail is one tasty treat. It draws its inspiration from a holiday favorite, ‘Christmas with the Kranks.’ In the movie, a couple whose kids are all grown up and have left home go merry-making on a Caribbean holiday cruise. This particular cocktail uses cranberry syrup, which gives the drink a distinctive twist.

                                        Ingredients:

                                        • 4 fresh cranberries chopped
                                        • 2 sprigs fresh rosemary
                                        • 12 oz ginger beer
                                        • 4 oz rum
                                        • ½ cup white sugar
                                        • ½ cup water
                                        • 1 oz fresh lime juice
                                        • 2 slices lime
                                        • Ice as needed 

                                        Instructions:

                                          1. Put the water, sugar, and chopped cranberries in a saucepan and cook over very low heat.
                                          2. Stir frequently until the cranberries are completely soft.
                                          3. Use a fine-mesh sieve to strain the mixture. Press the pulp gently to extract the liquid.
                                          4. Let the syrup cool for about 20 minutes at room temperature. Cover the syrup and put it in the refrigerator for about 30 minutes before use.
                                          5. Pour ½ oz of lime juice and 1 tablespoon of the cooled syrup into two Collins glasses or copper mugs.
                                          6. Add ice, then pour rum and ginger beer in equal amounts and stir using a cocktail stirrer.
                                          7. Garnish with cranberries, a lime wheel, and rosemary sprig.
                                          8. Serve.

                                            Bright Caribbean Cocktail

                                            This low-carb cocktail is bright enough to make you forget a chilly and dull day outside your window. It’s also perfect for weekend entertaining. Besides, you get to enjoy all the goodness of a low-carb drink which lets you indulge while also helping you in the weight management department!

                                            Ingredients:

                                            • 1 1/8-inch slice of fresh ginger
                                            • ¼ teaspoon of pineapple coconut water enhancer
                                            • 4 oz sugar-free ginger beer
                                            • 1 oz pineapple rum
                                            • 1 oz coconut rum
                                            • Frozen cranberries
                                            • 1/2 oz lime juice
                                            • 2 oz club soda
                                            • 4 oz rum

                                            Instructions:

                                              1. Muddle the ginger in the bottom of your cocktail mixer.
                                              2. Fill with ice.
                                              3. Add all the rum, water enhancer, and lime juice. Shake well.
                                              4. Put the mixture in a glass and add the club soda and ginger beer
                                              5. Garnish using the frozen cranberries and serve immediately.

                                                The result is a sparkly cocktail that is ideal for weekend sipping. If you prefer your drinks a little sweeter and a bit heavier, then add more ginger beer.

                                                Ginger Peach Fizz

                                                The dark rum used has a flavor that perfectly complements the peaches in this utterly amazing cocktail.

                                                Ingredients:

                                                • 1 ½ oz dark rum
                                                • 4 oz ginger beer
                                                • ¾ oz simple syrup
                                                • ¾ oz lime juice
                                                • 2 slices of peach
                                                • Mint sprig
                                                • Ice

                                                Instructions:

                                                  1. Muddle peach slices in a cocktail shaker.
                                                  2. Add ice, lime juice, rum, and simple syrup, then shake.
                                                  3. Strain mixture in a highball glass and top with ice.
                                                  4. Fill the glass with ginger beer and stir.
                                                  5. Use the mint sprig to garnish.

                                                    Which One Should You Use: Ginger Beer or Ginger Ale?

                                                    Although it’s possible to use ginger ale instead of ginger beer in your Caribbean Mule cocktails, you won’t achieve the depth of ginger flavor, which is what makes ginger beer such a great mixer. Ginger beer is actually fermented and has a sharper, more pronounced ginger flavor and almost .05 percent alcohol. Besides, it’s less carbonated compared to ginger ale.

                                                    Making Homemade Simple Syrup

                                                    Simple syrup is a mixture of sugar and water that’s dissolved and then cooled. The ideal ratio should be 1:1.

                                                    To make a ginger simple syrup, you should mix a few fresh slices of ginger with water and sugar and put it in a small saucepan. Then, place it over medium heat and cook for about 5 minutes. Once the sugar has dissolved, remove from the heat and allow to cool.

                                                    Should You Make Your Own Simple Syrup or Use A Store-Bought One?

                                                    Even if you're a novice, making your own homemade spiced Caribbean Mule with your own simple syrup is very easy. The advantage of making your own is you can control the sweetness and flavor when cooking. For instance, adding extra ginger will give your drink more punch. On the other hand, if you need a faster drink, then store-bought simple syrup is your best bet. However, it will not have as much ginger flavor. 

                                                    Get Creative

                                                    Does the idea of rum and ginger beer sound fascinating? Rather than just following a specific recipe, take a tall glass and fill it with ice to the brim. Next, pour a shot of rum or two. Add ginger beer to the ice and rum until you find the balance that perfectly suits your palate.

                                                    It’s Always a Good Time

                                                    With these delicious and refreshing recipes, you can rest assured that these cocktails will excite any palate. The drinks are meant to be sweet but not overly sweet, and the alcohol contents, although generously poured, can still be subtle depending on what you like.

                                                    Cocktails are more than simply drinks. They make friends out of strangers and bring people together. So, sit back, relax, and have a good time with any of these amazing recipes.

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                                                    Top 9 Cranberry Moscow Mule Recipes

                                                    Top 9 Cranberry Moscow Mule Recipes

                                                    Want to try the delicious Cranberry Moscow Mule? Read on to learn the top 8 Cranberry Mule recipes anywhere on the internet. Let's get started!

                                                    Introduction

                                                    What's better than a Moscow Mule, you ask? Well, depending on your preferences, maybe a Cranberry Moscow Mule! The classic Mule is surely an experience of its own, but the Cranberry Mule will have your taste buds thanking you and asking for more! It only takes a few minutes, and it's so simple to make. Here you will learn the different ways you can prepare it, what appetizers best accompany it, fun alternatives to the drink, and much more.

                                                    What is a Cranberry Moscow Mule?

                                                    After the classic Moscow Mule was invented at the Cock 'n Bull bar in Los Angeles, California, bartenders started to play around with different flavors and garnishes, adding their own twists to the popular drink. This is how the Cranberry Mule was born.

                                                    This Mule is the fun and (depending on who you ask) the more attractive version of the original Mule. Although it essentially has most of the same ingredients that give it that gingery, tangy flavor, the Cranberry Mule has, you guessed It... cranberry! Additions such as cranberry syrup, cranberry juice, and/or actual cranberries complement the robust bitterness of the ginger beer with some sweet notes, making it all come together for a well-rounded experience. 

                                                    How and When is it Served?

                                                    Holiday Parties 

                                                    The Cranberry Mule is a perfect signature drink for any type of festivity and at any time of the year, but it is especially fitting for holiday parties, as cranberries are in season during this time of year. Not to mention that this drink looks very festive and seasonal, making it aesthetically pleasing and perfect for photos.

                                                    Other Occasions 

                                                    This cocktail doesn’t limit itself to just the wintry seasons. A Cranberry Moscow Mule is also perfect for other types of occasions, such as weddings and summer events. The cranberry gives this cocktail a sultry vibe and the ginger beer makes for a great refresher on hot summer nights.

                                                    Big Batches 

                                                    You can serve the Cranberry Mule as singles, but this could be a little time consuming for whoever is making them, especially if you have a big party. A good option in these instances is making the drink in bulk.  

                                                    Sometimes we tend to think that making drinks in batches is not as glamorous as making each cocktail singularly, perhaps because it reminds us of our college days. However, let us assure you that it's just as wonderful and classy as making cocktails one at a time... and a lot more efficient. 

                                                    For big batch mule prep measurements, keep reading! 

                                                    What Foods Should You Serve it With?

                                                    Just as red wine is paired remarkably well with red meat, a Cranberry Moscow Mule can enhance your gastronomic experience if you pair it with certain foods. Here's a list of a few fun appetizers you can serve at your party that go perfectly with the Cranberry Mule.

                                                    Seafood:

                                                    • Fried shrimp toast
                                                    • Fish taco bites 
                                                    • Blue cheese stuffed shrimp

                                                    Vegetarian Options:

                                                    • Vegetable spring rolls 
                                                    • Sweet and spicy jalapeno poppers, spicy edamame

                                                    Top Recipes for the Cranberry Mule

                                                    We love this cocktail because it's so easy to whip up, with a prep time of only 5 minutes for the classic variation. Check out the different ways you can make this fabulous drink your own, including with fun add-ons as well as low calorie and virgin options.  

                                                    The Classic Cranberry Mule


                                                    Out of all the different ways to make a Cranberry Moscow Mule, we feel like this one is the simplest and most popular. Check it out!

                                                    Ingredients:

                                                    • 2 oz cranberry juice
                                                    • 6 oz ginger beer
                                                    • 2 oz vodka
                                                    • 1 tablespoon lime juice
                                                    • Lime wedges, rosemary springs, fresh cranberries or frozen cranberries for garnish

                                                    Instructions:

                                                    1. The first step is to mix the ingredients. Pour the ginger beer, cranberry juice, vodka, and lime juice into a cup and stir. 
                                                    2. Top it off with fresh cranberries, lime wedges, and fresh rosemary and it's ready to be served.

                                                    The Classic with DIY Cranberry Juice

                                                    Although this method of preparation has an extra step, it will still only take you 15 minutes max to whip up. The homemade cranberry juice makes the final product worth the effort. 

                                                    Ingredients:

                                                    • 1 cup of water
                                                    • 1 pack of fresh cranberries
                                                    • 3/4 cup freshly squeezed lime juice
                                                    • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
                                                    • 1 cup of vodka
                                                    • 3 cups of ginger beer
                                                    • And, for garnish, some lime wedges, and fresh cranberries

                                                    Instructions:

                                                    1. You will need a small saucepan. Put the fresh cranberries in the pan. 
                                                    2. After you turn on the heat, you can add the sugar and water until it boils while stirring until soft. 
                                                    3. Turn off heat and let the cranberries cool down. 
                                                    4. With a mesh strainer, strain the cranberries. 
                                                    5. Before making the drink, allow the cranberries to fully cool down.
                                                    6. Then put the fresh cranberry juice, vodka, and lime juice in a pitcher.
                                                    7. Lastly, add the ginger beer.
                                                    8. Gently stir. 

                                                    Infused Vodka Cranberry Mule

                                                    This Cranberry Moscow Mule recipe is an herbaceous dream. This method requires a little pre-preparation and is a fun take on the original. You will enjoy it.

                                                    Ingredients:

                                                    • 2 cups of vodka
                                                    • 3 sprigs of rosemary
                                                    • 1 1/2 oz cranberry juice
                                                    • 3/4 cup of ginger beer
                                                    • Juice 1/2 lime
                                                    • Crushed ice

                                                    Instructions:

                                                    1. Add rosemary sprigs and vodka to a bottle. 
                                                    2. Let it sit for 2 days. 
                                                    3. Add crushed ice, lime juice, cranberry juice, infused rosemary vodka, and lastly the ginger beer.
                                                    4. Stir well and it's ready to be served. 

                                                    Cranberry Orange Moscow Mule

                                                    This Cranberry Mule recipe has an extra zing to it, making it even more flavorful recipe. 

                                                    Ingredients:

                                                    • 2 oz. cranberry juice
                                                    • 1 oz. orange juice
                                                    • 2 oz. vodka
                                                    • 6 oz. ginger beer 
                                                    • Orange slices and cranberries for garnish

                                                    Instructions:

                                                    1. Mix the cranberry juice, orange juice, and vodka shaker until it is well mixed.
                                                    2. Fill a cup with ice, pour the mix then add ginger beer.
                                                    3. Add garnishes as you like. 

                                                    The Whiskey Cranberry Mule

                                                    If you enjoy smooth liquors such as bourbon, you're going to like this recipe. The strong notes of oak and vanilla from the bourbon give this Cranberry Mule a different twist, and adding a little apple cider makes it a pleasantly distinctive Mule. 

                                                    Ingredients:

                                                    • 2 oz bourbon 
                                                    • 4 oz apple cider
                                                    • 1 oz cranberry juice 
                                                    • 4 oz ginger beer
                                                    • Ice cubes 
                                                    • Apple slices
                                                    • Frozen cranberries 
                                                    • Rosemary sprigs 

                                                    Instructions:

                                                    1. Fill a glass with ice.
                                                    2. Add the bourbon.
                                                    3. Then top with cranberry juice and apple cider.
                                                    4. Finally, add ginger beer.
                                                    5. Stir gently. Then you can add garnishes as you please, such as apple slices, cranberries, and rosemary sprigs. Then it's ready to serve!

                                                    Sangria Cranberry Mule

                                                    This twist on the Cranberry Mule is perfect for wine lovers. Here's a way you can incorporate some reds into your Mule.

                                                    Ingredients:

                                                    • 4 oz red wine (try getting a semi to dry wine like a pinot noir, as this prevents the drink from being too sweet)
                                                    • 1 oz vodka 
                                                    • Juice of 1/2 lime 
                                                    • Cranberry juice 
                                                    • Ice 
                                                    • 1/2 can ginger beer 
                                                    • Cranberries for garnish 

                                                    Instructions:

                                                    1. Add wine, vodka, and ginger beer to a mug.
                                                    2. Top with ice and lastly ginger beer.
                                                    3. It's ready to serve. 

                                                    Make it Spicy

                                                    If you're feeling bold and want to take your taste buds on an adventure, try these invigorating add-ons. Perfect for spring and summertime.

                                                    • Add a little hot sauce to your mule. 
                                                    • Use spicy, high-quality ginger beer instead of regular ginger beer.
                                                    • Cut up some jalapeno slices and add them to your drink as a garnish. 
                                                    • Add some chili salt on the rim of the glass or in it! 

                                                    A Mocktail Cranberry Mule

                                                    Just because a drink doesn’t have any alcohol doesn't mean it has to be dull. There's plenty of flavor in all the other remaining ingredients to keep it flavorful, so don’t you worry. Exclude the liquor and, if you want to make the drink completely alcohol free, substitute ginger beer with ginger ale. Although keep in mind that the alcohol content in ginger beer is extremely low.

                                                    Substitutions and Add-Ons

                                                    If one of the ingredients in the recipe isn't your favorite, you can substitute and mix-and-match any of these ingredients depending on your preferences in order to make the Mule your own. Here's a list of the different options you can try with your cocktail:

                                                    • Vodka, rum, gin, wine, or bourbon.  
                                                    • Ginger beer or ginger ale.
                                                    • Freshly squeezed lime or lime juice concentrate.
                                                    • Cranberry syrup, juice, or cranberry sprite.
                                                    • Mint leaves.

                                                    Low-Calorie Option

                                                    Let's be honest, the Cranberry Moscow Mule is not the most diet-friendly drink out there. Between the high sugars in the cranberry juice and the ginger beer, there are a few hundred calories in one serving. But don’t be alarmed, because there are ways around it to keep your favorite drink keto and diet-friendly. In particular,  making these replacements will make a significant difference to the number of calories you consume:  

                                                    • Replace regular ginger beer with diet ginger beer (preferably with no high fructose corn syrup).
                                                    • Use sugar-free cranberry juice or natural organic cranberry juice rather than regular high sugar juice.
                                                    • Consider sugar substitutes such as sweeteners. 

                                                    Big Batch Measurements

                                                    Sometimes making things in bulk makes more sense than making them one by one. When you're hosting, let's say... more than 6 people, it's probably a good idea to make cocktails in larger quantities. The following measurements will serve you well.

                                                    Measurements:

                                                    Pitcher:

                                                    • 1 (750ml) bottle of vodka
                                                    • 1 bottle of cranberry juice
                                                    • 2.5 (16oz) bottles of ginger beer
                                                    • 8 limes

                                                    1 gallon:

                                                    • 2 bottles of vodka
                                                    • 1 bottle of cranberry juice
                                                    • 5 ginger beer
                                                    • 12 limes

                                                    2 gallons:

                                                    • 3 bottles of vodka
                                                    • 3 bottles of juice
                                                    • 10 bottles of ginger beer
                                                    • 25 limes.

                                                    The night before:

                                                    1. Make lots of ice.  
                                                    2. Combine all the shelf-stable ingredients.
                                                    3. Make lime juice with freshly squeezed limes. We recommend getting a juice squeezer if you don't already have one.

                                                    Conclusion

                                                    This widely multifaceted cocktail can be so easily adapted to your lifestyle. From the classic to the low-calorie Cranberry Mules, you can make this drink your own at every level. It's so practical and simple to make year round! 

                                                    Whether you are planning a party, wanting to make a Cranberry Moscow Mule for yourself, or just wanting to get general information on this cocktail, we hope this was helpful to you. Cheers! 

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