Third drink post in a row – I knowwww. I also know that things have been a little silent around here lately; it’s been one of those times when life throws you for a big fat loop and all you can really manage to do is stay afloat. That being said, I haven’t forgotten about this little space of the internet and I’m trying to get back into some sort of routine around here. In the meantime, I come bearing a cold cocktail – because nothing could possibly sound much better at the moment – AND a giveawayyyyy! YASSSSS.
So, first things first, the cocktail: it was actually inspired by a drink at a local restaurant here, and while I’m not usually one to gravitate towards fruity drinks (or pineapple itself), I’ve been obssessed since day one. If you like mules in general, this is definitely a fun one to add to your reperetoire, but even if you’re not typically a fan of the classic ginger beer cocktail, I’m betting the pineapple spin will change your mind. It’s got this perfect balance between the sweet fruitiness and spicy ginger flavor, with a bit of a tropical vibe that doesn’t go overboard. Plus, it gives you an excuse to pull out your copper mule mugs, speaking of which…
See those beauties right there? ↑
I’ve teamed up with Old & Urban to give away a set of 4 solid copper moscow mule mugs to one lucky reader (and lemme tell you, they really are gorgeous). To enter for your chance to win, follow the prompts in the Rafflecopter window below. The giveaway will be open until Thursday, September 17th at midnight and the winner will be notified shortly thereafter. Good luck!!
A fruity twist on a classic cocktail, with a blend of fresh pineapple and pineapple vodka for a fun tropical vibe.
- 3 wedges fresh pineapple, divided
- 2 1/2 ounces pineapple vodka
- 1/2 ounce freshly-squeezed lime juice
- 4 ounces ginger beer
- Muddle 2 pineapple wedges in a cocktail shaker to release juices. Add vodka and lime juice and shake well.
- Strain into a mule mug and add ginger beer and ice. Stir, garnish with third pineapple wedge, and serve immediately.