Orange Cinnamon Moscow Mule + Giveaway – This is a lovely cocktail made with the fall spice flavors of orange and cinnamon. This spicy drink can be made non-alcoholic (as a mocktail), or, add a little vodka to the base, and it’s a delicious late summer or autumn spicy sipping beverage.
Plus I have a great giveaway for you: Two beautiful handcrafted copper Moscow Mule Mugs from Moscow Muled.
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What is a Moscow Mule?
A Moscow mule is a cocktail originally made with vodka, ginger beer, and a squeeze of lime. Also sometimes known as a vodka buck, because it’s a mixed drink that includes ginger ale or beer, citrus, and liquor (a buck).
A Moscow Mule cocktail is often served in a beautiful copper mug to help keep it cold and delicious!
What is ginger beer?
Ginger beer, usually a non-alcoholic beverage, is a sweetened carbonated drink that’s made from ginger, spices, and sugar. It’s delicious, spicy, and perfect for the Moscow Mule drink.
Since I know many of you haven’t tried ginger beer yet, I thought I’d share this one. I found this Fever Tree Ginger Beer to be delicious and nicely spicy. Of course, go with one you love if you have a favorite.
Moscow Muled Mugs
Aren’t those mugs just the most beautiful things!
They’re premium authentic copper mugs that are traditionally handcrafted and handmade from the finest quality copper. They are hammered with care, and feature gorgeous brass handles so that you can comfortably enjoy perfectly chilled beverages.
At Moscow Muled, “all of our copper mule mugs are made from 100% pure high-grade food-safe copper. Our copper cups are ideal for the Moscow mule (also known as the “mule drink”) and a variety of other beverages, including beer, iced coffee, iced tea, juice, and any kind of cocktail. In order to protect your health, the interior of all of our copper cups are lined with high-grade nickel [because copper reacts with acids].”
These copper mugs will keep your beverage nice and cold!
That beautiful copper, it also keeps the drink cold. So these are perfect for later summer and fall when the temperatures are high.
The handles on the Moscow Muled mugs are welded rather than riveted which ensures that your mug will be water-tight and leak free.
Moscow Muled copper mugs are carefully made to have a smooth rim that makes them a pleasure to drink from.
Together, the beautiful meticulously handcrafted copper mug, and the fall flavors of cinnamon and orange will just make you happy and relaxed.
How to care for your copper mug
When you get your Moscow Muled mug in the mail, wash with a drop of liquid soap and some warm water to get it nice and clean.
After regular use, clean your mug by hand with a soft cloth, warm water, and a drop of liquid soap. Rinse and dry well. Avoid harsh scouring pads or dishwashers.
The copper will naturally patina over time. You can let it patina to a beautiful rustic color. Or, if you want it to remain shiny, simply sprinkle a pinch of salt on a slice of lemon, allow the salt to dissolve, then gently rub it on the surface of the copper. The lemon & salt will naturally remove the patina and make your mug shine again. Then, simply rinse with water and dry well.
Orange Cinnamon Moscow Mule + Giveaway
Giveaway is CLOSED
One winner will receive two Moscow Mule mugs. Each handcrafted copper mug holds 16 ounces, or approximately 475 milliliters.
Each mug is handmade and the appearance and size may vary slightly from the photos shown.
Prize value: $12.50 each, or a prize package worth $25 total.
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Orange Cinnamon Moscow Mule Recipe
Orange Cinnamon Moscow Mule
Cinnamon Simple Syrup:
- 2 cups water
- 4 cinnamon sticks
- 1 cup sugar
- 2 ounces vodka leave out for non-alcoholic version
- 2 ounces freshly-squeezed orange juice
- 4 ounces ginger beer
- ½ ounce cinnamon simple syrup
Make cinnamon simple syrup
- In a small pot, add together the water, cinnamon sticks, and sugar. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat, and simmer, uncovered, for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.
- Remove from heat, and let cool in the pot, until it’s cool enough to easily remove the cinnamon sticks.
- Pour the cinnamon syrup into a clean glass jar, and place in the refrigerator until cold.
- Stored in the refrigerator, it should keep for up to 1 month.
Make Moscow mules:
- Fill a copper mug with ice.
- Add vodka, orange juice, ginger beer, and cinnamon simple syrup.
- Give the drink a quick stir, garnish with an orange wedge and a cinnamon stick, if desired. Serve cold.
Nutritional information is based on third-party calculations, and should be considered estimates. Actual nutritional content will vary based on brands used, measuring methods, portion sizes, and more.