If you follow The Holliday Collective on Instagram, then you know that Brandon and I have been having a blast making refreshing summer drinks. Believe it or not, we had our first Moscow Mule weeks ago, and it’s become a favorite cocktail around here. We’ve been talking for weeks now about adding our own flair to this traditional drink. This past weekend we finally got the chance to do just that. Introducing, our very own Blackberry Moscow Mule!
It is so much fun for me to photograph food and style drinks. You place everything exactly where you want it to go, and it doesn’t move. Ha! Quick photo sessions for sure. This blackberry Moscow mule was so much fun to style with fresh blackberries, mint, and of course the classic, lime.
If you’ve had a traditional Moscow mule, you know the taste is distinct and unlike any other drink you’ve had. It was our goal to maintain that unique taste. Brandon even stated that the taste of a Moscow mule grew on him with time. He didn’t love it at first. We stayed true to the original Moscow mule recipe but made a blackberry syrup to sweeten the drink. I’l explain how to make this part of the drink with the recipe.
Somehow, I had some lilac roses leftover from last week’s flower haul and they paired perfectly with this deep-colored drink. It’s nice to mix in flowers with drinks, even when serving them. It just draws your eye to other areas of your setup and not just the drink. Aesthetically, it looks pretty and gives a great presentation. I always recommend flowers for tray entertaining. Don’t miss this cheap opportunity to wow your guests. Flowers always work!
Blackberry Moscow Mule Recipe
- 1 ounce of *blackberry syrup
- 1 ounce of lime juice
- 1 1/2 ounces of vodka
- 4-6 ounces of ginger beer
- Lime rolls, mint, and blackberries
- *Blackberry syrup = 6 ounces of blackberries + 1 ounce of simple syrup. Blend and strain seeds. This syrup will make approximately 5-6 drinks.
Fill a cold copper mug with ice to the brim. Add blackberry syrup, vodka, and lime juice into an iced cocktail shaker. Shake vigorously and pour into mug. Fill remainder of mug with 4-6 ounces of your favorite ginger beer. Garnish drink with blackberries, lime rolls, and mint. Enjoy!