If you’re like me, a big fan of ginger beer, a Moscow mule is likely at the top of your list of favorite cocktails. And this unique recipe made with sweet Litehouse® Honeycrisp Apple Cider helps the classic gingery cocktail come straight into the fall season.
Moscow mules are fun to mix up at home because a quick change of alcohol, keeping the rest of the ingredients as-is, turns one recipe into any number of other cocktails. Try replacing vodka with tequila for a Mexican mule. Bourbon for a Kentucky mule. A Caribbean mule calls for rum. And why not give gin a go for a London mule?
While vodka is the classic alcohol to give this cocktail recipe its Russian name, the really important ingredient in this recipe is the Litehouse® Honeycrisp Apple Cider. The secret to this cider’s unique flavor is Honeycrisp apples, a variety of apples praised for their sweet-sour flavor and ever-crisp texture. Named the state fruit of Minnesota, Honeycrisps are a more recently available variety of apples. They were released in 1991, but have grown increasingly popular in recent years and are now ubiquitous throughout the country. Come September, these apples are sought after for their unique taste, texture and coloring. They blend into a delicious cider that maintains the Honeycrisps’ tart bite with plenty of sweetness. It’s easy to see where that name comes from!
Of course, all that sweet-tartness from the cider needs balance in this Moscow mule recipe. That’s where refreshing lime comes in. A squeeze from half a lime is all you’ll need for one drink, but feel free to add more if you like a sourer cocktail.
This autumn Moscow mule recipe is also great because of how easily it scales up. It would make a delightful pitcher cocktail for a fall dinner party or an adult option at your Halloween get-together. A garnish of cinnamon stick brings that extra autumn flavor plus a nice aesthetic touch to your copper mug. Cheers!