Moscow Mules

moscow mules

I like to think that given the opportunity, Oprah and I would be the best of friends. We’d drive across the country together, stopping at every rest stop to get beef jerky and blue corn tortilla chips. I’d teach her how to buy toilet paper and people would constantly stop us to get their picture taken. We’d follow the same diet trends, have our own book club, wear matching diamond pinkie rings and make coffee dates with Nate to look at wallpaper samples. While Oprah was off playing with her dogs, I’d hang out with Gayle and do a few sandwich tastings. The three of us would sit out on the veranda of one of Oprah’s fabulous mansions with stacks of magazines and a fancy bar cart full of Moscow Mules. I’d tell her how I wished I had my own traditional copper mugs for Moscow Mules and a man would appear out of nowhere with a box of 12. We’d get a little tipsy and I’d convince Oprah to get Donald Trump to personally deliver us a Trump turkey burger. It would be his second time eating that burger.

We would have such a good life together Oprah.


I realize that none of this will make sense to you if you aren’t an Oprah lover. The Moscow Mule is Oprah’s favorite drink. I can totally see why. The combo of lime, mint and ginger beer is so sweet, refreshing and thirst quenching that you might not even notice there’s vodka in the mix. In other words, this cocktail will go down EASY.  One drink and you’ll be imagining living the good life with the my pal, Oprah Winfrey. Trust.

And we’re off!

This is gonna be easy.

Ginger beer, vodka, simple syrup, lime & mint. That’s it.

ginger beer vodka simple syrup

Spoon out a little simple syrup.

simple syrup

Pour a shot of vodka into a glass of ice with that simple syrup.


Add in your ginger beer, mint & lime and you’re on your way!!!


Now using your best Oprah voice, introduce a MOSCOOOOOW MUUUULE into your life.

Moscow Mules

Makes 2 drinks

(recipe from Oprah)
  • 2 oz. vodka
  • 2 tsp. simple syrup
  • Fresh lime juice (from 1 lime)
  • 1 cup ginger beer
  • 2 sprigs fresh mint
  • 2 slices of lime
In two copper mugs (if you HAVE THEM!), pour vodka over ice. Add simple syrup and lime juice. Top with ginger beer and stir. Garnish each mug with a mint sprig and lime slice.

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