Drink Lifestyle

Pineapple Moscow Mule

TGIF! I love saying that! I woke up on Tuesday morning thinking it was Friday, so it’s great that it’s actually Friday! I’m sure I’m not the only one who lives for the weekend, especially given it’s summer. The days are warmer, the nights are longer, and everyone is just happier. For those that follow me on Instagram, you’ll have noticed I spend a lot of time in cottage country. Drew and his family have places up North, and because we live right downtown Toronto, it’s always a nice escape. It’s especially exciting this year, because Drew now has a cottage to call his own. The cottage was in need of a little face-lift, and I certainly am no fix-it girl, but I know how to make a mean snack platter for painting breaks! May and most of June have been dedicated to reno’s, but now that the painting is done, and some furniture has been set up we’ve been able to enjoy our first nights in the place.

As I said, I love a good snack platter. With appy hour, of course is happy hour! What is an appetizer board, without a cocktail, especially on the dock under the sunshine. In the summer, I usually like to have wine spritzers, bubbly, or a wheat beer.  I also like to try out new cocktails, and moscow mules are a perfect summer drink. They are nice and refreshing with a hint of spice. I decided to try out a fun twist to the classic; the pineapple moscow mule. Pineapple is one of my favourite fruits, and the drink was a hit!  The pineapple juice gave it a nice sweetness, and it paired well with mint and lime. Of course, what is a moscow mule (pineapple or not) without the copper mug?! These mugs from BCLiving’s Simply Beautiful #editorsbox are probably my favourite part about the cocktail! I love the hammered texture and two-toned copper shades. They make any cocktail look summer ready!

Pineapple Moscow Mule

Serves 1

Ingredients:

  • 1 oz. lime juice 
  • 1-2 oz. pineapple juice
  • 1 oz. vodka (omit for mocktail version)
  • 3 oz. ginger beer
  • fresh mint leaves 
  • fresh cut pineapple
  • lime wedge

Instructions:

  1. Fill chilled cup with ice – I prefer crushed ice, and like to keep my mugs in the freezer
  2. Pour pineapple juice and vodka over ice
  3. Add in gingerbeer
  4. Top with lime juice
  5. Garnish with lime wedge, pineapple wedge and fresh mint
  6. Enjoy!

Happy Weekend!

Carling Liski xx

*Moscow Mule Mugs used in the post were from BCLiving’s Simply Beautiful #editorsbox *

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