It’s Cocktail Friday, friends! Now that lockdowns around the country are easing up a bit, it’s a perfect time for these Big Batch Blueberry Moscow Mules. They’re incredibly easy to make for a crowd and are a fun twist on a light and refreshing cocktail. This one was inspired by a southern restaurant in San Antonio called Ida Claire…one day after a hike, my friends and I stopped by and HAD to have something super fresh to cool down. That’s when we met the party size version of blueberry Moscow mules. It. Was. Awesome. So of course I had to recreate it at home.
I used the Western Son brand of blueberry vodka – I wasn’t the biggest fan of the flavor (it was a bit artificial tasting), but I used some regular vodka to keep it from getting out of hand. Once you mix it with the other ingredients in a big pitcher, you get just enough of the blueberry flavor. Had I been able to find the Stoli brand of blueberry vodka, I would have went with that for sure. There are a few other brands out there that do blueberry flavored vodka too – pick the one you think you’ll like!
You can also make your own blueberry infused vodka – add 1 cup of blueberries and 18 oz of vodka to a mason jar and let them soak for 24-48 hours. If you want some extra color, you can press some of the blueberries against the side of the jar with the back of a spoon about halfway through the soaking process. Don’t let the blueberries go to waste when you’re done – dump them right in the pitcher along with the vodka to serve up in your mules!
Cheers to the weekend!
- 3 16.9 oz bottles Fever Tree Refreshingly Light Ginger Beer, (51 oz)
- 14 oz blueberry vodka
- 7 oz lime juice
- 4 oz vodka
- Mint, blueberries, lime wedges, and ice for serving
- Add all ingredients to a large pitcher and gently stir. Just before serving, add mint, blueberries, and ice to the pitcher.
For my macro trackers out there, I wasn’t able to create a My Fitness Pal barcode for this recipe since I would have had to decide for you whether to put the alcohol calories in as carbs or fats – that’s up to you! The 16 grams of carbs listed here are just for the sugar in the blueberry vodka, ginger beer, and lime juice. For my non-macro trackers, here’s more info on what I’m talking about.