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Citrus Summer Mule is Summer in a Glass!

drink in a small glass on yellow tablecloth with orange slice

As soon as the weather warms up, I start craving sparkling light cocktails! There's something about an ice cold cocktail, the smell of bbq in the air, favorite playlist on that screams Summer. And this citrus summer mule is literally Summer in a glass!

You can tweak it however you like, but I love the combination of lime and orange juice, vodka (of course, you can use gin or tequila instead). A touch of simple syrup gets added for sweetness. And then it gets topped off with a splash, or two, of fever tree ginger beer. I'm a HUGE fan of ALL Fever Tree mixers! And, nope, I'm not being paid to say that! I always share my favorite products with you because I truly love them, use them and can absolutely recommend them!

Cocktails, like cooking, are fun because you can play around with the quantities. Add more simple syrup if you want it sweeter. Add more lime juice. Use lemonade instead of orange juice.

This cocktail definitely needs fresh squeezed! Trust me, the jarred stuff isn't gonna cut it!

However you make this Citrus Summer Mule, I'd LOVE if you'd share your pics with the #amenuforyou. Why? Because seeing your cocktail creations seriously makes me so happy! Plus, cocktails and good food are meant to be shared.

Cheers, my friend!

Citrus Summer Mule

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Serves: 2 Total Time: 15 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 ounce freshly squeezed lime juice (usually 1 -2 limes, depending on how juicy they are)
  • 1 ounce freshly squeezed orange juice (or lemon juice)
  • 4 ounces vodka (or gin or tequila)
  • a splash of simple syrup
  • Fever Tree Ginger Beer

Instructions

1

In a shaker, add all the ingredients except the ginger beer.

2

Fill shaker with ice, cover and vigorously shake for 30 seconds. You want to shake until the shaker is so cold your hand feels like it's gonna freeze off. By shaking the ingredients, you're bruising the alcohol which lets it absorb all the flavors better.

3

Pour into a high ball class filled with ice.

4

Top off with ginger beer. Taste to see if you want to add more simple syrup or vodka.

5

If you want to be fancy, garnish with a lime or orange slice.

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