I suddenly realized that I haven’t shared any of my favorite boozy beverages with you guys! What kind of friend am I?!?! To make it up to you, today I’m going to share my most favorite of them all because I am the self proclaimed cocktail recipe queen. The Wild Indie Mule which is a fun twist on the Moscow Mule. And I must be honest, I finally perfected this fun little number from a restaurant we like to frequent. It pays to make friends with the bartender at The Saddle Room.
I had a plan to get this scrumptious cocktail in before the end of August, but I blinked, and now it’s mid September. Oh summer, where did you go? But, let’s be honest. Does it have to be 90° to have a cold beverage on the patio? Ummmm. No. Not. At. All. In fact, these are so tasty, I’d gladly have 2 in a polar vortex…ok, I’m totally lying here. No one likes a polar vortex…but you know what I mean.
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Like I said, I’m a big fan of the Moscow Mule, but any libation that gives a twist on a classic; well, I’m jumping in heads first to try it. Sometimes you win and sometimes you lose. As long as you go easy on the HUM, this one is a winner, winner, chicken dinner. If you are unfamiliar with it, HUM is a botanical spirit, and I’ve never tasted anything like it. I wouldn’t say it’s an acquired taste, but use it sparingly. Kinda like salt…you can always add more.
I’ll bet you are wishing you were sipping on one of these bad boys right now. The Wild Indie Mule is an absolute MUST make! So if you are feeling like you are in a festive mood, go whip one of these fancy cocktails together immediately and that means no dilly-dallying! Get at them already!
And before I leave you with the recipe, I have to make a special mention about these fabby brass arrows. Yes, they are really brass. Yes they are fabulous. Yes I love them with all my heart. So a special thank you to loulou mint. If you don’t know her, she owns a great Etsy shop and thankfully (for me) keeps a special eye out for items she thinks her customers might dig. Oh, and when you get a package from her, she always give you sweet surprise and a handwritten note. So loulou mint girl, I’m sending you a HUGE virtual hug darling! These drink arrows are a new favorite in the house! Here, get a closer looksy. And you can keep an eye on her Instagram for sneak peeks of what’s to come.
YIELDS 1 SERVING
• 2 oz Citrus Vodka (I personally like Belvedere or Grey Goose)
• 1/2 oz HUM Liqueur
• 1 oz Ginger Syrup (or Ginger Beer can be substituted)
• 1 oz Lemon Juice
• Fresh Mint
• Fresh Cilantro
• Lemon (for garnish)
• In a shaker, muddle mint, cilantro and lemon juice.
• Add ice, vodka, HUM and ginger syrup to shaker, shake for 15 seconds or so to get it good and cold.
• Fill cocktail glass with ice and strain shaker contents into each glass.
• Garnish with a lemon.