Way back in like, 2008, I was driving in the car and had on Oprah Radio-- I heard Oprah raving about her favorite summer drink, the Moscow Mule. I was curious so I had to try it. I thought it was very refreshing and easy to drink. Best of all, they are easy to make. You'll need ginger beer, which you can find at most grocery stores these days or at an International market like World Market. And use fresh lime juice. Not the squeezy stuff.... You are supposed to serve a Moscow Mule in a copper mug and it may just be me but I do think they taste better in the copper. There are tons of places to buy these now but hey- you can serve Moscow Mules in a julep cup, a coffee cup, or a plastic cup.
THE MOSCOW MULE
1 1/2 ounces vodka ( I prefer Tito's for this drink)
1 teaspoon simple syrup (make it with equal parts sugar and water- heat til sugar dissolves, cool)
2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
1/2 cup ginger beer
1 sprig fresh mint
slice of lime
Pour vodka over ice. Add simple syrup and lime juice. Top with ginger beer. Garnish with mint and lime.