I was driving in the car and had on Oprah Radio-- I heard Oprah raving about her favorite summer drink, the Moscow Mule. I was so curious, I had to try it. I thought it was very refreshing and easy to drink. Best of all, they are easy to make. You'll need ginger beer, which you can find at most grocery stores these days or at an International market like World Market. And use fresh lime juice. Not the squeezy stuff.... You are supposed to serve a Moscow Mule in a copper mug but come on- who but Oprah has a copper mug? Serve it in a julep cup, a coffee cup, a plastic cup---who cares? Cheers to the weekend!
THE MOSCOW MULE
1 ounce vodka
1 teaspoon simple syrup (make it with equal parts sugar and water- heat til sugar dissolves, cool)
2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
1/2 cup ginger beer
1 sprig fresh mint
slice of lime
Pour vodka over ice. Add simple syrup and lime juice. Top with ginger beer. Garnish with mint and lime.