Blood Orange Mule

I’m not generally a huge orange fan, but blood oranges are a different story – sweeter than their counterparts, this short-season fruit is the perfect addition to a non-traditional Moscow Mule!

Hubs and I first tried a version of these last week – we had tickets for a show, but then it got canceled due to inclement weather (sad!)  The kids were all settled in with movies at home, so we decided to go out for a quick drink before heading home.  We ordered the Blood Orange Mule & fell in love!  I immediately decided that I wanted to reproduce it at home.  And can I tell you a secret?  I like this one even better!

We didn’t have the traditional copper mugs, so we improvised with our pewter anniversary flutes.  We found these fabulous dragon goblets a few years ago (just before our 10th anniversary) at a renaissance festival.  The tails of the cups come together to form a heart!

And the fun part is that even when they’re turned away from one another, their wings make another heart, so show that even when we’re upset, there’s always love!

Blood Orange Mule
Adapted from Gimmie Some Oven

2 ounces vodka
1 ounce freshly squeezed blood orange juice
4 ounces ginger beer

Fill copper cups or cocktail glasses with ice.  Add the vodka and orange juice.  Top with ginger beer.  Stir gently to mix and garnish with blood orange slices.  Serve.