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A Fall Festive Cocktail: Caramel Apple Mules

Who doesn’t love a good fall cocktail?! I feel extremely blessed to have married a man who enjoys being my very own spontaneous bartender. He makes an unbelievable Moscow Mule (among other things). Last year, he started experimenting with different flavors and really trying to create seasonal mules (which I have reaped all the benefits of). We are super excited to showcase one of our favorite fall cocktails: a Caramel Apple Mule.

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Ingredients:

  •      Salted Caramel Vodka
  •      Regular Vodka
  •      Limes
  •      Ginger Beer
  •      Apple Cider
  •      Apple slices
  •      Cinnamon Sticks
  •      Ground Cinnamon

 

Directions:

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Fill each copper mug with ice- the more ice the colder the drink (obviously), but then the ice cubes will also last longer! Then follow by adding the vodka over ice. Add 1oz of Salted Caramel Vodka (we prefer the one made by Stoli) as well as 1oz of regular vodka (Titos or Kettle One is typically what we choose and love). *Sidenote: if you don’t love “caramel apple,” leave out the caramel vodka and you will have yourself just a plain Apple Cider Mule, which is just as delicious*

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Next, you want to add the juice of one small lime to each mule. Cut the lime in half and juice it directly into the copper mug with the vodka and ice. A trick to getting the most juice out of a lime is one of two things: roll the lime on a hard surface using pressure with your hands OR heat the limes in the microwave for about 10 seconds.

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I’m convinced that the Ginger Beer is what makes or breaks the flavor of a mule. I have recently become a “Moscow Mule Snob” since my hubby is my personal mixologist. I will only drink a mule with Goslings Ginger Beer. It’s incredible. At this point in the process, you want to add 4oz (or so) of Ginger Beer to each copper mug.

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Top off each copper mug with some apple cider (about 2-3oz). I am a big fan of making homemade apple cider, but store-bought cider will do the trick as well! Once all the liquids are in the mug with the ice, it’s really important to give it a good mix. Pouring the liquid mixture into a shaker and back into the mug works perfectly. No need to shake, just a good mix!

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Finally, garnish with an apple slice, cinnamon stick, and a sprinkle of ground cinnamon. Put on your flannel shirt and fuzzy socks and have yourself a BEYOND-BASIC fall evening with your new fave cocktail!

 

 

 

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