Recipe: Florida Mule
Updated: Aug 16, 2022
The perfect spicy summer cocktail.
Moscow mules are delicious on a hot summer day, so it makes sense that you can find them in Disney under the Florida sun. But to really Florid-ify the traditional mule, Jock Lindsey’s Hangar Bar came up with its own summer creation: the Florida Mule. The Florida Mule is a Flavors of Florida exclusive, but it’s oh-so-easy to make. It’s simply Florida cane vodka, ginger beer, orange juice, and simple syrup served in a Flavors of Florida Corkcicle. The only thing we couldn’t get was the special Corkcicle glass — and we also went with our favorite vodka, but who’s counting?
Yields 1 cocktail
2 ounces vodka
3 ounces ginger beer
1 ½ ounces orange juice
1 teaspoon simple syrup
If you’re not using store-bought simple syrup, you can make it with a 1:1 ratio of granulated sugar and water. Combine the sugar and water in a saucepan over medium heat. Continuously stir until the sugar is dissolved, remove from heat, and allow to cool.
Fill a mule mug with ice. Add vodka, ginger beer, orange juice, and simple syrup. Stir to combine and adjust to taste.
As you can imagine, this cocktail was incredibly simple to make. It’s basically just a sweet Moscow mule that kind of tastes like a spicy screwdriver. If you don’t love mules because of the ginger beer, this is a great choice because the orange juice overpowers the spicy ginger flavors. Overall, it’s a great summer cocktail that makes us want to be sitting by a resort pool.