This summer drink is bursting with the taste of sweet peach, the zing of ginger beer, and quality vodka. Yes indeed, we took the classic Moscow Mule and flipped the script. Our version is peachy keen and filled with ripened peaches, limes, mint, ginger beer, and a peach and ginger mixer. Grab our recipe for a Peach Moscow Mule down below, and start your weekend sipping on something sweet.
Peach Moscow Mule
We are smack dab in the midst of a full-blown heat apocalypse and no time is a better time to enjoy our Peach Moscow Mule. I am not sure where the Moscow Mule got its name from but I am guessing there is an interesting story to tell. I am going to have to get my Google on and see what I can find. Be right back! Okay, I am back! That didn’t take too long, did it? Here’s what I found out on the Internets about the origins of the Moscow Mule, although it seems rather convenient, here goes nothing. Apparently, way back in the 1940s, a businessman by the name of John G. Martin obtained the U.S. rights to the French vodka distiller Smirnoff. However, at the time vodka wasn’t popular in the United States. Hard to imagine vodka not being popular, right? Here’s where the story sounds like “a story,” ready? So, a down on his luck Mr. Martin visits the well-known west coast bar, the Cock-n-Bull located in Los Angeles. There he recants his dilemma to the bar owner, Jack Morgan. Also, in attendance was a manufacturer of copper mugs. Long story short, all three men concocted a plan which would benefit each of them, and so the Moscow Mule was born.
The peach of my eye!
Anyway, that’s the story. Not sure if that’s the way it all went down, but in the end what matters is the Moscow Mule is a real thing and a delicious and popular one to boot. Here, I played around with the flavors to create a version of the Moscow Mule which features the taste of sweet ripe peaches as the star of the cocktail show. We think it is a great play on the original, but you’ll have to be the judge of that.
A few months ago I picked up a bottle of Peach with Ginger cocktail mixer at Home Goods. I wasn’t exactly sure what I was going to do with it so I stocked it away in the liquor cabinet and forgot about it. Not long ago when the summer peaches arrived at Horrock’s, our local and favorite green grocer, I grabbed a bagful. A few days later I was thinking about making myself a Moscow Mule and the ripe peaches caught my eye. I opened up the liquor cabinet to grab vodka and pulled out the Peach with Ginger mixer too. So now, I had the perfect excuse to combine all of these wonderful ingredients into one super yumazing cocktail. Let us know what you think!
Good thing these cut in half, these sweet peaches look like hearts because we love ’em! Coincidence? I think not!
What a lovely cocktail! Well, at least we think so, but we may be a little bit biased.
Peach Moscow Mule
- 1 1/2 ounce grey goose vodka
- 2 ounces peach with ginger mixer
- 2 1/2 ounces fever tree ginger beer
- peach slices
- sprigs of fresh mint
- Into a cocktail mixing glass add ice, vodka, peach and ginger mixer, and ginger beer.
- Mix vigorously for 30 seconds using a long-handled bar spoon.
- Strain mixture into a prepared copper mug and garnished with slices of peach, lime, and sprigs of fresh mint.