If you are looking for gift that is easy to put together and that will be enjoyed, think about putting together a Moscow Mule kit. You are likely now saying to yourself, making a Moscow Mule kit for a gift – what’s needed? Very few ingredients are actually needed for this drink. Read on to learn how to put your own kit together. These kits are super easy and quick to put together. The drink is delicious, and has a rich history.
How To Make a Moscow Mule
- Ginger Beer
- Sugar syrup (optional)
That’s it, just a few simple ingredients. You can put a bottle of vodka, a couple of limes, and some ginger beer in the kit.
Moscow Mule Recipe
Put about 1/2 ounce of lime into the mug or glass, put a couple of ice cubes in next. Add a couple of ounces of vodka, and four ounces of ginger beer. Stir the drink. Garnish the drink with a mint sprig and a slice or wedge of lime. Some people like sugar syrup in their drink. If this is something you would enjoy add a splash of sugar syrup after the vodka.
Print out the recipe so that you can include it in the kit. Print or write it out on a recipe or index card.
Moscow Mule Mugs
You’ll need at least two of these in the kit. Moscow mule mugs are traditionally a copper mug. This is really the only acceptable way to drink a proper Moscow mule.
Include some history with your gift
The Moscow Mule was created in an attempt to increase vodka’s popularity. It worked. Vodka became popular in bars and even surpassed what had been the white liquor of choice. Gin soon took a backseat to vodka. The drink became popular in many bars. It gained a huge following with those in Hollywood. Not only did the drink taste good, but the ornate, engraved copper mugs gave it an elegant look and feel.
Choosing a container for the kit
A basket would work well for your kit. An ice bucket would be even better. It would fit in with the overall theme of your gift. Arrange everything inside your container. Wrap the entire thing in cellophane or plastic wrap. Tie it with ribbon and a bow. It is now ready to be presented to your friend or loved one.
The Moscow Mule kit makes a great gift for birthdays, holidays, or as a hostess gift. Keep items on hand so you can quickly make up a kit when you are invited out for dinner. Everything except the limes can be stored for long periods of time. You can simply pick up a couple of limes to toss into the kit at the last minute. Once the recipient has finished his or her drinks, they have the beautiful copper mugs to keep as a keepsake and remembrance of your thoughtfulness. They also have the recipe for this easy to make drink so they can recreate it to enjoy anytime they want a refreshing drink.