Every spring and summer, we get inspired with new recipes. Fresh fruit is everywhere, the sun is shining, and the days are longer. It just really inspires us to try new recipes, especially cocktails. What new garnish can we try? What kind of glass would go well with that drink? A new liqueur, yeah! Because my husband is pretty picky with food we can do a lot of more exploring when it comes to drinks. So, when I found blood oranges for the first time I knew that we could something really cool with them.
I’ve seen many recipes with these so called “blood oranges” in them but never seemed to find them at our grocery store until now. They are so pretty on the inside and on the outside. They aren’t super sweet but definitely taste like an orange. Their red pulp is beautiful and as person who loves styling food and drinks…they make the perfect food prop. Two bags later, we got to thinking what else can we do with blood oranges. We included them in this simple charcuterie and cheese board. Next up, cocktails!
We decided on blood orange Moscow Mules. This isn’t the first time we’ve tried various Moscow Mule recipes including our classic, a blackberry Moscow Mule, and a grapefruit variation. So, this isn’t our first time getting creative with this classic cocktail. When these hammered copper Moscow Mule mugs hit our shop we knew a new Moscow Mule recipe was on the horizon. This recipe only has five ingredients. Fresh blood oranges, fresh lime, Triple Sec, ginger beer, and vodka. The key to making it really great is making a puree with the blood oranges. The rest of the recipe is just simply pour in the right amount.
Blood Orange Moscow Mule
Give this tasty Moscow Mule cocktail a spin. A copper mug, blood oranges, and mint are just some of what you’ll need to pull this drink together. It’s a spin on a traditional goodie that you’ll enjoy!
- 1 Blood Orange
- 1 ounce Lime
- 1 ounce Triple Sec
- 2 ounces Vodka
- 3–4 ounces Ginger Beer
- Fill mug with ice.
- Make a blood orange and Triple Sec puree. Blend both together until smooth. Add 1 1/2 ounces of the puree to the mug. Add vodka and lime.
- Fill with ginger beer and a 1/2 ounce of orange/Triple Sec puree.
- Garnish with mint and blood orange slices.
Don’t forget to garnish and in a paper straw if you’d like! We hope this year, you’ll give one of our Moscow Mule variations a tray. If you’re not into sweet drinks, you’ll really enjoy a Moscow Mule. Even when you add in fruit, you’ll find the taste isn’t over-powering. The ginger beer and lime levels out all the other flavors nicely. It’s really hard to go wrong with this cocktail.