i've never experimented with the art of mixology before. being underage, it's a hobby that's just a few years out of reach. mixing up a drink sans alcohol is something i've wanted to try for a while. last christmas, i received a copper moscow mule mug from my aunt and was excited to finally put it to good use. a few weeks ago, a friend and i whipped up a raspberry moscow mule mocktail, which we conveniently dubbed as the mock-scow mule. (witty, i know.)

INGREDIENTS (makes one mule)
  • ginger ale
  • 1-2 limes
  • 1 ½ cup raspberries + extra for garnish
  • ¾ cup sugar
  • handfull of ice cubes
  • a few mint leaves

  • small pot
  • small dish
  • moscow mule mug
  • spoon or cocktail mixer
  • cutting board
  • knife

DIRECTIONS for raspberry simple syrup (for about 2 mules)
  1. place your raspberries and sugar into a small pot and simmer over medium heat. 
  2. once it comes to a boil, remove from the heat, let cool, and strain into a small bowl or dish.
  3. you're done and ready to add it to your mules!

DIRECTIONS for the mules
  1. fill your mug halfway/all the way with ice.
  2. add your ginger ale so the mug is about ¾ of the way full.
  3. cut one lime in half and squeeze the juice from both halves into the mug.
  4. fill the mug to the top with the raspberry simple syrup and mix. (you could also use a shaker... that'd be a cool idea!) 
  5. garnish with the left over limes and raspberries and drink up! 

for a mocktail, i'd say it tasted really good! not that i have anything to compare it to... it also allows you to celebrate 5 o'clock any time of the day, with out regrets. :) i will definitely keep experimenting with cocktails and mixology. in a few years, who knows, maybe i'll become a bad ass, shaker wielding mixologist. it's possible. -m