A Taste of Summer

Summer is here and the kids are home. How about a recipe that can be made as a delicious mocktail for the kids, or spiked for the adults?



The Mint Mule…

Is like a Moscow Mule, but we add lots of fresh mint from our garden. It is fresh, crisp, slightly sweet.



For the mocktail version

You can use plain or flavored sparkling water. We prefer Waterloo Sparkling Water, Watermelon flavor.

Ginger Beer can be alcoholic or non-alcoholic, so be sure for the mocktail version you use non-alcoholic ginger beer. We prefer Bundaberg Ginger Beer.


Get the kids involved!

My independent 4-year-old likes to make his own drink. He picks the mint from the yard, muddles it, measures ingredients, and stirs it up. We even let him use a copper mug for authenticity. Perfect activity for an afternoon, and he feels incredibly special having a drink like mom and dad.



Mint Mule


5 fresh large mint leaves

1 tbsp simple syrup

¾ cup ginger beer (non-alcoholic), we prefer Bundaberg Ginger Beer

1 Lime, juiced

¼ cup sparkling water, we prefer Waterloo Watermelon


Optional, additional mint leaves, cubed watermelon, or other fruit




Muddle mint leaves and simple syrup. Add lime juice, ice, ginger beer, and sparkling water. Stir.  Optional, garnish with few mint leaves. Enjoy!






For a spiked (alcoholic) version

Add 2 ounces of vodka. [Shown with mint and watermelon added.]




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