I present to you, the Spa Day Mule which is basically Self Care Sunday in a glass.
If you’re a fan of a Moscow Mule, and cucumber, you’ll like this one. Well, because that’s basically what it is. I find the cucumber adds a bit of a more refreshing feel. I also love the light flavor the mint provides. It also totally reminds me of my spa days! I could totally use some time at Aire Ancient Baths right now.
I made this cocktail, and put on my favorite mask. Listen, this moment made my day. I hope upon first sip, you get mentally transported to your fav spa, or at the very least you’ll remember what it felt like to be there.
If cucumbers aren’t your jam, go with a plain vodka for a traditional Moscow Mule. Feel free to play around with different fruit. I love this with strawberries also. If you’re looking something with gin, check out my recipe for a 10N which is a take on a French 75.
For this recipe, I used Prairie Cucumber Vodka because that is what I had on my bar. I also love the Ketel One Botanicals for this recipe. They work perfectly because they add an extra boost of flavor.
I chose to ribbon mini cucumbers for my garnish. I cut them in ribbons with a y peeler and threaded them on a regular toothpick since I realized at the last minute that I didn’t have any cocktail picks. I love these cocktail picks, pun kind of intended, but I really do! These are also super cute.
Can we talk about how gorgeous these copper flutes are? I wanted something with a little more flair than the traditional mule cups, and I’m obsessed with them! I’m also really into these non-tradtional copper cups. The black is sexy!
Be sure to add a Spa Day Mule to your next self care day! You won’t regret it. Let me know your fav way to practice self care in the comments.
Spa Day Mule
A fresh take on a Moscow mule. Let’s call it amped up spa water.
2 oz cucumber vodka
1 oz of lime (about half a lime)
3 oz of ginger beer
2-3 mint leaves, plus more for garnish
1 mini cucumber, half peeled the long way to make ribbons for gardinsh, the other half chopped
- Add ice to copper cup.
- Muddle lime, mint, and chopped cucumper in a shaker.
- Add vodka, ice, and shake.
- Strain into prepared cup, and top with ginger beer.
- Thread ribbons onto the pick and add mint if desired for garnish.
- If you prefer your drinks a bit sweeter, feel free to add simple syrup to taste.