I’m a sucker for any ginger-flavored cocktail. So, naturally, a Moscow Mule is high on my list of favorites. The problem is: I almost never have vodka in the house. (I know…I know…) True to my roots, however (I’m half Puerto Rican), what I do keep stocked is rum! This inventory issue, coupled with my love of ginger (and my cute new copper mugs with brass knuckles for handles), resulted in a happy accident–or twist, rather–on the classic cocktail. I call it the Manatí Mule. Here’s how you make it…
Spiced rum (instead of vodka)
Fresh Basil (instead of mint)
Fill a copper mug halfway with ice and add 2 ounces (instead of 1) of spiced rum. Fill with ginger beer and add a squeeze of lime. Garnish with another lime wedge and a sprig of fresh basil. Enjoy!
On a side note, my other half is Mexican, which means that I also maintain an ample of supply of tequila. So keep an eye out for a Mazatlan Mule recipe in a future post. Cheers!