Cocktails with Rue Magazine: Moscow Mule Edition

When it comes to industry trends, it seems none has spread faster this past year than the copper Moscow Mule mug. With its gleaming exterior and ability to moderate hot and cold temps, it has become a home-bar staple. So this week, we curated a Boutique with just that in mind.

To help us narrow down the necessities for a fail-safe Mule-themed soiree, editor in chief of Rue magazine Crystal Palecek shared her expert tips: “I am admittedly looking forward to indulging in about 700 pumpkin spice lattes this fall. But – we wait all year for these balmy evenings under the stars, and I plan on enjoying every last one.”

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(Click the recipe card to download and print.)

  1. For an end-of-season party to remember, we’ll need to decide on a signature cocktail. The Blueberry Moscow Mule (see recipe above) is seasonal and refreshing. To make it restaurant-worthy special, crush the ice.
  2. Then you’ll need the proper vessel. The classic copper version is an obvious (so-coveted) choice. And let’s be honest, cute paper straws make a great finishing touch.
  3. For snacks, serve small bites on a wooden cheese tray and set out bowls of fresh fruit.
  4. Final tip for the perfect cocktail party? While a signature beverage is a nice option, you’ll want to cater to the non-cocktail drinkers of the group. This pint-sized mug aligns with the look of the event and is ideal for a frosty brew or soda.

 

Our Cocktails with Rue Magazine: Moscow Mule Edition Boutique opened Tuesday, August 19, at 11AM ET.

By Julia Ivins, Staff Writer

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August 19, 2014