My friend Samantha doesn’t drink much. I would hardly call her a cocktail connoisseur. She typically orders cheap light beers. (And I try not to judge her too harshly about it.) But ironically, she’s the one that introduced me to one of my new favorite cocktails – the Moscow Mule.
The Moscow Mule is making a comeback thanks to shows like Mad Men, along with some other more traditional drinks like the Old Fashioned and Tom Collins. When Jacque from 5 O’Clock Fashionistas asked me to create a drink to represent Florida for her Coaster to Coaster cocktail series, I knew I wanted to put a Sunshine State spin on the traditional Mule.
I kept my cocktail local by using St. Augustine Distillery vodka, a super smooth spirit that’s distilled right here on the First Coast using 100% Florida-farmed sugar cane.
I finished the drink off with fresh squeezed Florida orange juice. And voila! The Florida Orange Mule was born.
For the full recipe, head over to 5 O’Clock Fashionistas. And if you try cocktail recipe out, I would love to know what you think. Cheers!