Why try Oprah’s Moscow Mule? Those in the entertainment industry know that everything Oprah touches turns to gold. So it’s no surprise that when she revealed her favorite cocktail to be the Moscow Mule, sales of and interest in the gingery beverage shot up. Not only is the Moscow Mule Oprah’s favorite cocktail, it’s also her favorite summer drink and favorite campsite beverage.
Camping and Moscow Mules
There really is nothing better than being out in the great outdoors. But what do you usually drink when you camp? Tea? Coffee? Soup? Hot Chocolate? Almost nobody serves or drinks cocktails. Just bringing over a round of cocktails will make you the most popular person on the whole campsite.
Oprah made some Moscow Mules in Yosemite Park while filming her TV show with Gayle King and you can make them anywhere. Here’s what you’ll need:
Make sure that you pack all the tools, as you won’t be able to knock on a neighbor’s door to borrow a bottle opener when you are out of the city. Of course, remember to pack your copper mugs in your camper van, as it just wouldn’t be a Moscow Mule without them. Also bring:
- A bottle opener
- A lime/lemon squeezer
- A knife to cut open the limes (most campers will pack a knife)
Oprah is the queen of health, so you know that Oprah’s Moscow Mule has to be healthy – generous doses of ginger and lime are good for your body.
If you want to emulate “Lady O”, you’ll need the following ingredients:
- 1 ounce of vodka
- 1 tsp. sugar syrup (optional)
- If you are going camping prepare the syrup at in advance at home and bring it with you
- Fresh lime juice
- 1/2-cup ginger beer
- 1 sprig fresh mint
- 1 slice of lime (for decoration)
In your trusty copper mug, pour vodka over ice. Add the sugar syrup and lime juice next. Pour the ginger beer over next and stir. Finally, dress with sprig of mint and a slice of lime
Oprah’s Moscow Mule For You
Adults love to bond over an alcoholic drink and they rarely get to have those at a campsite unless it’s a beer stored in a cooler. What better way to make new friends with the other campers than sharing Oprah’s Moscow Mule? Switch things up and enjoy this Moscow Mule variation today.