This past Saturday night, my friends and I decided we wanted to change up the scenery a bit. So, we put on our weekend’s best and went out for cocktails at AZ/88, an oh, so popular restaurant and bar in Scottsdale.
Our bartender, Kyle, was so sweet and patient. I told him I wanted to try something new, but nothing sweet. Something different, but not outrageous. He suggested the Moscow Mule.
It came in a shiny, copper mug. I liked it even before I tasted it. My diagnosis: Refreshing. A little bit of a kick. And then some more refreshing.
My taste buds got overly excited about what was happening to them and, as you can probably guess, I ordered a second round.
Now, before you go and try to make the Moscow Mule on the link posted above, you should know that AZ/88 makes theirs differently. They make it with a twist.
Kyle was nice enough to share the recipe with me so I could try it myself at home (and so I don’t have to spend $8 per drink). It was so easy to make!
- Wash, peel, and slice a cucumber and blend until puréed.
- In a copper mug (if you have one, I didn’t) or glass, squeeze lime juice from 1/2 of a lime. Leave lime in glass.
- Fill glass with ice.
- Pour in 1 fl oz. cucumber purée.
- Add 3 fl oz. vodka.
- Add 3 fl. oz. ginger beer.
- Stir and garnish with a cucumber slice and lime wedge. Enjoy!
Let me tell you, I make a mean Moscow Mule. I would like to personally thank Russia for this beverage. I will visit soon.
And, for the price of about three drinks at AZ/88, I bought enough vodka at BevMo to make almost 20 Moscow Mules. That’s right, 20.
- Premium Vodkas Worth a Shot (foxnews.com)
- 7 Refreshing Summer Cocktails (lifescript.com)
- Skinny Summer Cocktails (bettyconfidential.com)
- Roberta’s First Cocktail Menu (offthepresses.blogspot.com)