Morning Mule Cocktail
When you need an alcoholic breakfast drink for a brunch or special occasion, this Morning Mule is one of the best morning cocktails you’ll find. Made with vodka, refreshing orange juice, and spicy ginger beer, it’s the perfect combination of a mimosa and a Moscow Mule.
Can you feel it?
Spring is in the air! GAH! I’m so excited because our peach tree has the most beautiful blooms bursting right now. I think I have taken at least 248 photos in the past 48 hours (you’d think I was entering the tree into a beauty pageant).
Now that it’s officially spring, my thoughts are turning to brunches in sundresses and bubbly morning cocktails. And happy hours on rooftops. And cocktails around a bonfire. Can you tell I’ve had cabin fever?
Making Morning Cocktails with Vodka
Morning drinks often include orange juice, and this cocktail is no exception. But many alcoholic drinks for morning are made with Prosecco for a lighter touch. The Morning Mule is made with a stronger spirit – vodka – and a punch of ginger beer.
So while it’s a great choice for a brunch cocktail, it also works just fine any time of day.
To make the Morning Mule, start by filling a tall cocktail glass with crushed ice. Pour 1.5 ounces of vodka into the glass, then add 1/2 cup of orange juice and 1/2 cup of ginger beer. Stir to combine and garnish with lime wedges and orange slices.
If you’re feeling naughty, this cocktail would be easy to make by the pitcher – just mix the vodka, OJ, and ginger beer and pour into ice-filled glasses as needed!
With warmer weather arriving, I am motivated to start working in the yard. Last weekend Mr. B and I sucked up the dead leaves in our front yard berm with a shop-vac. Next on the list is assembling and organizing our garden beds.
If you have any tips in this area, please send them our way. I want to keep it fairly simple. We have a bunch of travel this summer and I don’t want to come home to a Little Shop of Horrors style backyard, ya feel me? I’m thinking of lots of herbs, lettuce, maybe zucchini, stuff like that.
But that’s next weekend. And since it’s now the middle of the week, I figured we needed something to set our eye on the brunch prize. Because in my world, Wednesday is basically the start of the weekend.
This Morning Mule Cocktail is my new go-to for brunch, a special Mother’s Day cocktail, when I need a break from gardening, or… Wednesday.
Cheers to spring and the start of long, warm days!
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Morning Mule Cocktail
- Crushed ice
- 3 oz Vodka, divided
- 1 cup Orange juice, divided
- 1 cup Ginger beer, divided
- Lime wedges, for garnish
- Orange slices, for garnish
- Fill a cocktail glass with crushed ice.
- Add one shot of vodka (1.5 ounces) into the cocktail glass.
- Pour in 1/2 cup orange juice followed by 1/2 cup ginger beer. Stir to combine.
- Garnish with lime wedges and orange slices.
- Repeat process for remaining cocktail.
So perfect for weekend brunch!
Is it bad that I’m thinking one of these would be a great way to start most any day?! :/
Sounds divine! I wish I could see your peach tree. Hope you get lots of peaches!
GIRL! You are my hero for this recipe. Gimme all the cocktails at any hour of the day. It’s not even close to feeling like Spring here yet and I think we are even in for more snow. Ugh! I’m so ready for Winter to be DONE! Cheers to this lovely libation!
I have nothing intelligible to contribute to the garden discussion, but I just wanted to say I WANT THIS NOW. I have a ginger beer obsession and this is totally fueling that fire.
LOL!! I think the secret to gardening is more giggle juice:)
We grew zucchini and patty pan squash in our (Denver) backyard with wild success last year! They take up some space, but we had patty pans a plenty and it was so much fun to harvest them.
Good to know! I am definitely adding it to the list!
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oh. I think this is a great idea for hot summer days. It will be so cool and good for health. I like it. Thanks you!
Great choice for brunch! Your imagines are so beautiful!
Hi, I drink juice with lemon very eagerly in summer . thanks for sharing it
The fresh and delicious juice is just what you need in hot weather.
Feel like a breeze blows through my ears. So fresh and a lovely way to start a good day!
A must-have cocktail for a viral morning. Thank you very much for an amazing recipe.
Wake up my day with a glass of mule cocktail. So excited and get more power to start a new day! Thanks!
Great idea for my children after school! Perfect!
Really make my day! Thank you much for sharing this amazing recipe!
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