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Drink of the Day: Festive Mule - Shaun the Bartender : Shaun the Bartender

Drink of the Day: Festive Mule

April 4, 2016 | By |

Happy Monday, one and all!

As you know, the grandfather of vodka cocktails – The Moscow Mule, has had quite the resurgence these last few years.  At the bar I am currently working at, we are so much into this frenzy that we keep running out of copper mugs to pour new drinks into.  I always have the waitresses scouring the floor, looking for empty mugs so I can keep up with the demand.  This is a great problem to have and is quite understandable.  This is a very tasty beverage; one I tend to order up from time to time.  However, I believe in tinkering to make a great cocktail even greater.  Nice thing about this one is that it’s easy to add things to it and still get the flavor of ginger throughout.  Here is one of those I think you will find intriguing as well as delicious.

I came up with this cocktail during the holiday season, so I originally named it the “Holiday Mule”.  However, since I think this would make a nice refresher at any time of the year, I am renaming it the Festivity Mule.  Hope you find this as enjoyable as I have.  Cheers!


Festive MuleFestive Mule

1 1/2 oz. Cherry infused Vodka

Splash of Fresh Lime Juice

2 oz. Cranberry Juice

Ginger Beer (non-alcoholic variety recommended)

Garnishes:  Lime Wedge on the rim of the glass and four to five cran-raisins on top of the drink.


Method:  Build this in a copper mug filled with ice, (if that’s not available, a high ball glass will work fine), by pouring in the first three ingredients in to measure.  Top off with ginger beer.  Stir then garnish.


This Day in History:

1818 – Congress adopted the Stars and Stripes as the United States flag, with one star representing each state.

1841 – President William Henry Harrison died of pneumonia, just one month after being inaugurated.

1968 – Martin Luther King, Jr. was assassinated.

1973 – The ribbon was cut, officially opening the World Trade Center.


Notable Birthday:

Blues legend, Muddy Waters was born on this date in 1915.

Notable Quote:

“If you got something you don’t want other people to know, keep it in your pocket.”  –  Muddy Waters





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