Let’s chase away the winter blues by finding an official 2016 Drink of the Winter.
It’s 3°F and snowing out right now so I can think of no better past time than enjoying a few cocktails in the spirit of competition, whaddya say?
Our first contender is a tequila take on the classic Moscow mule. This drink has lots of lime (after all it is citrus season) and a serious amount of fresh mint combined with silver tequlia and ginger beer for extra zing.
It is a simple enough cocktail to pull together after a long day shoveling snow, shlepping kids in the frigid cold, or unwinding after a rough day at work and a glacial commute. It is invigorating and full of vitamin C which should stave off any cold symptoms you might have picked up along the way.
I’ve got drink number 2 in the works so be prepared for a taste off. In the meantime, if you have a cocktail you’d like to enter into the running please let me know. I’d love to hear what you’re drinking this winter. Stay warm my friends and let the games begin!
A Mexican take on a Moscow Mule with silver tequila in place of the vodka and loads of fresh mint.
- 1 lime, cut into 8 wedges
- fresh mint leaves
- crushed ice
- 1 ounce silver tequila
- 2 ounces ginger beer
- Squeeze a couple of lime wedges into a glass then drop in the wedges. Add a mint leaf or two and cover with crushed ice.
- Continue layering lime wedges, mint, and ice until the wedges are all used up and/or the cup is full, whichever comes first. Make sure you squeeze all the juice out of the lime wedges as you go.
- Pour tequila and ginger beer over the top, stir and enjoy.