Recently, my darling daughter told me about a drink she had. It was a Drunken pineapple Moscow mule. The pineapple is marinated in vodka and is added to the Moscow mule. OMG. As she was describing it, I think I may have drooled a bit. I love Moscow mules. Have you ever had one? Traditionally, they are served in a copper mug. To me, it makes all the difference. But if you don’t have a copper mug, a glass will do. You will see both ways, pictured here. This is one of my favorite drinks and it’s perfect for this hot weather we have been having here in southern Cali. It’s not sweet, it’s refreshing and ohhhhhhhhh so yummy. You gotta be careful though, because these go down way too easy. I’ve made many a variety of these…….strawberry, peach, jalapeno, plain and watermelon. All are delicious. Sadly, as much as I love pineapple, I have to avoid it since it gives me massive heartburn. Big sigh. But ever since my daughter told me about this drunken pineapple thing, I had to try it. I will pay for it later I’m sure. But a couple sips or 4 won’t hurt right? Cheers!
2 oz vodka
4 oz ginger beer
1 oz lime juice
pineapple chunks **
In a copper mug or large glass, place some fresh ginger slices with the lime juice. Muddle it just to release some of the ginger juices. Add the vodka and ginger beer. Give it a good stir. Add lots of ice and some pineapple chunks and enjoy!
** for drunken pineapple, just place some pineapple pieces in a container. Sprinkle with a bit of sugar and pour some vodka over it. Allow to set over night or longer in the refrigerator. Beware, hahahhaa, the pineapple really soaks up the vodka.
Instead of pineapple, muddle in some peach slices, watermelon, strawberries, etc.