Garden Mule / by Anthony Michael Contrino

Photo by Matt Wagemann

Photo by Matt Wagemann

Summer is around the corner.  Have you even thought about this years go-to poolside drink?  No worries; here it is.  This bad boy is as delicious as it is refreshing - just try not to drink too many!

GARDEN MULE // Makes 1 cocktail

2 heaping tablespoons blueberries

Small bunch of basil leaves

Juice of 1 lime

1 shot vodka (1 ½ fluid ounces)

½ cup ginger beer, approximately

Lime, for garnish

Basil for garnish

Blueberries, for garnish

In a cocktail shaker, muddle the blueberries, basil and lime juice. Add 1 heaping cup of ice and the vodka; shake vigorously for 10 seconds. Fill a Copper Mug with ice. Strain the vodka mixture into the Copper Mug. Top with the ginger beer.  Garnish with lime, basil and blueberries.

Photo by Matt Wageman

Photo by Matt Wageman