This slightly sweet, spicy and refreshing beverage will be in my cup all summer long. It’s the ginger beer for me, y’all.
You know when you go to a bar, or your parent’s house, and it’s drink o’clock and you want something a bit different?! You want taste without the bloat of beer, flavour without the immense sugar bomb of a cooler, a party without the headache brought on by wine… Yah feel? Welp, I got you, boo.
This Blueberry Basil Moscow Mule is the perfect summer drink. It’s fresh and vibrant and a little sassy with that ginger beer. She bad!
This recipe makes two drinks (or one, depending on you), and here is what you will need:
- Ginger beer
- Lime juice (freshly squeezed)
- Sugar for the rim
The first step is to add the blueberries, basil, vodka and lime juice to a tall glass (or a mason jar), and use a muddler to release the juices of the blueberries and lime. Muddle everything together really well so all of the flavours meld together.
Next you’re going to want to rim your glass. This is totally optional, but it makes it look super pretty, and gives it a touch of sweetness, since there is no added sugar in this drink! Run a wedge of lime around the lip of your glass and then dip it into a plate with some sugar. You can also use coconut sugar for this. Fill your glass with some ice and strain the muddled blueberry mixture right over top. Finish it up with some ginger beer, add an extra lime wedge and a few basil leaves and that’s a cocktail!
That’s it! Grab your bluebs, peeps. Let’s mule!
Blueberry Basil Moscow Mule
Servings: Makes 2 drinks
Prep time: 5 minutes
- 1/4 cup fresh blueberries, washed
- 7-8 small basil leaves
- juice of half a lime (about 1 tbsp), plus one wedge of lime for rimming
- 2 oz vodka
- 3 tbsp sugar
- 10 oz ginger beer
- Add the blueberries, basil, lime juice and vodka to a tall glass, bowl or mason jar, and muddle together to release the juices of the blueberries and the basil.
- Pour sugar onto a flat plate. Use the wedge of lime to rim the lip of two cocktail glasses and then place each glass upside down into the sugar to coat the rim.
- Fill each glass with ice and strain the muddled mixture over top, dividing it appropriately.
- Top up with the ginger beer, an extra lime wedge and a few basil leaves.
Place some of the crushed blueberries in each drink for a pop of colour and delicious texture!