GEORGIA MULE takes the refreshing flavors of a Moscow Mule and adds a fresh peach flavor that really makes it a refreshing summer cocktail.
Moscow Mules have become a bit hit over the last year. It’s a drink with vodka, ginger beer and lime juice. I remember reading an article about how it was Oprah’s favorite drink late last year and ever since then they seem to have exploded, as all of Oprah’s favorites do. They’re usually served in a super cute copper mug and just look super fun and refreshing to drink. I’ve had a few variations of them and I’ll share them with you over the next few months. The first thing that caught my attention when I started researching how to make them, was that they call for ginger beer rather than ginger ale. I had never even heard of ginger beer and thought it was the same thing. It turns out I was right and wrong. Originally, there was a bigger difference between the two. Ginger beer was a fermented drink and had a stronger ginger flavor, whereas ginger ale was a carbonated water that’s been flavored with ginger, more like a soda. Today some ginger beers are made this same way and non of them are sold with an alcohol content. I found mine in the soda section of my local grocery store by the fancy bottled sodas. The taste has more of a ginger flavor and almost a peppery aftertaste.
We went to the farmer’s market the other day and there was a stall selling the most amazing peaches. You could just smell them as you walked past. We picked up a bunch and I thought it’d be fun to add them to this drink. I love the smell and taste of a good fresh peach. I keep them on the counter in a fruit bowl so I can smell them in my kitchen every time I walk back. So my peaches were from Oregon but I’m calling it a Georgia Mule because that’s the state fruit of Georgia, and I feel like if it’s going to be named after a state that’s the state to pick.
- 1 peach, peeled and roughly chopped
- 4 oz vodka
- 12 oz bottle of ginger beer
- 2 lime slices
- puree peach until smooth (if it's too thick add 1 tbsp water to help thin it out)
- spoon 2 to 4 tbsp on peach puree into the bottom of each glass
- fill glass with ice
- pour in 2 oz of vodka into each glass
- top off each glass with ginger beer and squeeze of lime slice