The problem with searching for recipes is that I, unavoidably, find more recipes to try that I wasn’t even looking for to begin with. Pinterest really seems to exacerbate this phenomenon. I had never intended to try a zillion sorts of Moscow Mules…but now it seems that I have many different types to try. The recipe comes from another food blogger Cake ‘n Knife (click HERE for original recipe). I couldn’t remember how old the blackberries were in the fridge, so I decided to put them to good use before they were destined for the compost bin.
Blackberry Moscow Mule
- 5 blackberries
- 1 lime wheel
- 1 ½ oz vodka
- 3-4 oz ginger beer
- ½ – 1 oz blackberry syrup (or Chambord)
- Muddle together the blackberries and lime in the bottom of a Moscow Mule mug (or other flat-bottomed glass, such as double old fashioned).
- Add vodka and blackberry syrup or Chambord.
- Add ice to fill two-thirds.
- Top with ginger beer and stir again gently.
The original recipe does not call for the blackberry syrup or Chambord. I added that to step up the blackberry flavor in this one. Alternately, you may find a blackberry flavored vodka and that could be fun to try (note to self: make blackberry infused vodka for this next time). I just did not trust that the blackberries, alone, would add enough flavor. And, I do like blackberries, if you recall from my experiments last year. I really enjoyed this version of the Moscow Mule. Purists may disagree, but, if you find yourself with some fresh blackberries, why not treat yourself to one of these. Enjoy!