hi lovelies! with surveys showing that alcohol sales have increased by about 60% during quarantine, i figured i would switch it up from banana bread recipes to cocktail recipes. all throughout undergrad and grad school, i was known amongst my friend groups for making tasty drinks that snuck up on you. this strawberry moscow mule is no different. here’s what you need:
- king st. vodka
- ginger beer (my go to is by fever tree)
- a few strawberries
- a lime wedge
and now, for how to make it:
- fill a cocktail shaker with ice and 5-6 strawberry slices
- add two shots of king street vodka
- shake vigorously
- strain over fresh ice into a mule mug
- squeeze line wedge over (the now) strawberry vodka
- pour ginger beer into the mule mug
- garnish with additional strawberry slices
i chose king st. vodka for a few reasons. i love kate hudson as both an actress and entrepreneur. when i found out she had a vodka, i was definitely curious. while quarantined, she was on the ellen show and mentioned how somewhere between 20-30% (i am forgetting the exact number) of the money made from each bottle was going to help aid bartenders during quarantine (since they are obviously out of work). i have been paying close attention to how companies are treating their employees during this time and it has definitely shifted where i have been making my online purchases. just something to think about.
this vodka is incredibly smooth with nearly next to no bite. i cannot wait to make other drinks with it during quarantine so when i host my first event when social distancing is over, my guests will have an array of king st. cocktails to choose from. also, how gorgeous is the bottle? that is just an added bonus.
i purchased my bottle online from bevmo but have linked the king st. vodka site directly in the event you are not near a bevmo or bevmo does not deliver to your state.
i also linked a similar cocktail shaker set to the one i have. i found mine on mega sale at nordstrom rack. this one from amazon is definitely comparable.
have you tried king st. vodka yet? what’s your favorite vodka based cocktail?