Try this twist on a traditional moscow mule made with seasonal blood orange juice, vodka, orange liqueur, and all topped with ginger beer.
Blood. Orange. Mule.
I am so excited about this recipe and am seriously in love with these photos. They might just be my favorite ones of all the photos I’ve taken thus far.
How could I not with that beautiful blood orange on top and the pink-ish orange color of the drink? Gah!
Anyway, I fell in love with blood oranges while living in Florida – duh, sunshine and citrus state – but haven’t really thought much about them since moving to Michigan.
Honestly, I didn’t even know if I could get them here.
When I was looking for some fruit for the blackberry sangria I happened across some gorgeous blood oranges. Immediately, I filled 2 of those clear plastic fruit and veggie bags to put into my cart. I didn’t even look to see how much they cost.
And I didn’t much care… I found blood oranges!
I made that blackberry sangria with a few of them and then ended up eating most of the rest. With the help of the kids. Haha, it was so funny. They were so skeptical at first because I told them they were oranges and they tasted similar to an orange and they were on board.
Then I cut one open and they made this stink face and vigorously shook their head saying that now they didn’t want to try them.
After a little coaxing they finally decided to give them a try and instantly fell in love, just like I did all those years ago. Then we miraculously ran out of blood oranges just before I went on vacation a couple weeks ago.
I wonder how that happened?!?
While we were on vacation, the hubby and I went to this seafood restaurant for lunch. On their menu they had a blood orange mule and I just knew I had to try and recreate that drink for the blog.
So here we are. This blood orange mule might just be my favorite drink of forever and ever. Since I have a huge addiction to ginger beer now that I discovered it.
So go out and grab yourself some of the last blood oranges of the season and make yourself this gorgeous (I mean seriously, look at that color) drink. And yes, it tastes just as great as it looks.
- 3 oz vodka
- 1 oz orange liqueur
- 4 oz blood orange juice
- 4 oz ginger beer
- In a shaker cup add vodka, orange liqueur, and blood orange juice. Shake for 30 seconds.
- Fill glasses with ice and pour drink over ice. Top with ginger beer and garnish with blood orange slices and mint, if desired. Serve.