Summer is just around the corner, and we couldn't be more excited! Due to our impatience we're diving right into our favorite Summer Cocktail: The Strawberry Mule. As with most cocktails there's probably a dozen different ways to craft and enhance this Summery Treat, but if you're like me and don't enjoy a muddled mess in your drink, this one's for you! I'll preface that it does require a few days preparation, but it's definitely worth 48 hour wait. The vodka choice is purely personal preference, but after tinkering with this recipe for a couple of weeks it all boiled down to the ginger beer for us. There's a huge number of brands out there to choose from, and after going through the rows with a handful of different ones we decided Goslings enhanced the flavor the best overall. Goslings hit all the cylinders for us as far as the ginger 'punch' goes (I'm sure there's way better craft Ginger Beers out there, but this one landed). Ultimately we didn't want anything too sweet that would take away from the Strawberry-ness of the infused vodka. This is definitely one simple and refreshing Summer Cocktail we can't recommend enough on those warm Summer evenings. Enjoy!
M&K Strawberry Mule Cocktail Recipe
2oz Strawberry Infused Vodka
3oz Goslings Ginger Beer
Start by cutting off the strawberry heads (the part with the leaves),and placing them in a 16oz mason jar with a sealable lid.
Fill the mason jar with your choice of vodka, seal the top tight, and let sit with the strawberry heads for 24 to 48 hours until the back end of the strawberry heads turn a bright pink.
Strain the strawberry heads out of the jar, leaving the now red tinted strawberry infused vodka.
In a mixing glass, mix together 2oz Strawberry Infused Vodka and 3oz Ginger Beer slowly as to not lose the carbonation.
Using a highball glass, fill the glass with ice and a diced strawberry, and pour in your mixture.
Garnish with more strawberries (the more the better), and enjoy!