Mint Mule Mocktail and Lighter Mule Option

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With Spring and Summer at hand, here is another cooling mocktail idea. The Mint Mule was a drink I first experienced while on a cruise, and which I have since sought to find a recipe to match (or better) the experience.  The non-alcoholic take on the Moscow Mule has many twists and turns, in the approach taken.  Some use fresh lime pulp, others lime juice or cordial.  Some draw on the bite of ginger beer, and others on the smoother taste of ginger ale. These particular recipes appeal to me, and my taste.  I hope you like it.

Simple Mint Mule:

Ingredients:

  • Ginger Ale 300 ml of a full sugar version (Canada Dry, Schweppes, etc.)
  • Lime Cordial 75 ml of a quality variety (Rose’s Original, etc) – most are of the 4:1 ratio recommendation)
  • Mint Leaves 4 -5
  • Ice 1 cup
  • Lime 1 slice to garnish

Method:

Fill glass about 1/3 to 1/2  full with ice or crushed ice.  Gently bruise half of the mint leaves and place over the ice.  Add the lime cordial and then top off glass with the ginger ale.  Add remaining mint and the lime slice to garnish.  For a sharper bite replace the ginger ale with Jamaican style ginger beer.

Lighter Mule:

This variation is lower in calories and has no added sugar (It has 12 to 20 calories) depending on the brands used.

Ingredients:

  • Diet Ginger Ale 300 to 330 ml
  • Lime Squash 50 ml of “no sugar added” variety these are typically 8:1 or 9:1 ratio recommendations
  • Mint Leaves 4 – 5
  • Ice 1 cup
  • Lime 1 slice to garnish
  • Lime Juice 1 Tbs (optional)

Method:

Fill glass about 1/3 to 1/2  full with ice or crushed ice.  Gently bruise half of the mint leaves and place over the ice.  Add the lime squash mix and then top off glass with the ginger ale.  Add remaining mint and the lime slice to garnish.  For a sharper bite add fresh or bottled lime juice.

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