Moscow Mule Slushy and a Birthday
Today my blog turns three and it almost passed by without me realizing, I didn’t bake a cake for the event, to be honest I had eaten enough sweet things the last few days after the Panna cotta and then a ton of fudge I have not even blogged about I couldn’t face anything else…until next week of course. So instead I will celebrate the three years with a summer cocktail and my version of a Moscow Mule.
The celebrations don’t stop there, today I will finally become a New Zealand citizen and will be at the official ceremony this evening. It’s taken ten years to become a Kiwi so it will be a momentous occasion.
By freezing down a ginger sugar syrup then blending it into a slushy makes a wonderful base for the cocktail. You could even make the kids some mocktails by skipping the vodka bit.
Did you notice I have snook a bit of Christmas in there with the cocktail stirrers?
Ingredients – makes 4
2 cups water
1 cup sugar
1.5 tsp ground ginger powder
A few shots of vodka
Squeeze lime juice
Mint leaves (optional)
Place the sugar, ginger and water in a pan over a medium heat and simmer for 5 minutes.
Allow to cool then pour into a container and freeze ( I always do this mid week so I am ready for weekend)
Once frozen place in a blender and whiz on the drinks setting if it has one.
Scoop slushy ice into 4 glasses.
Add a shot of vodka to each.
Top with a squeeze of lime, splash of soda and mint leaf.