Blackberry Moscow Mule

by Maggie Battista on April 29, 2013

in All Recipes, Drinks, Featured, Food Gifts, Holiday

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My Mother has the sweetest tooth around. She’s the sort of sugar loving lady that will spoon bittersweet marmalade out of a jar directly into her mouth and call it dessert. In fact, she’s a valued tasting member of the Eat Boutique team; when she loves something, I know it will be a hit.

There’s only one thing Mom loves more than sweets. Cocktail hour can’t come soon enough for her, and after a lifetime raising two kids, she deserves the biggest, prettiest drink once five o’clock rolls around. She’s no stranger to bubbly but sometimes craves something unique. This Blackberry Moscow Mule is for her (and you!)

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This Copper Mug (now available in the Eat Boutique Shop) is begging for an icy tart drink. While the traditional mix of ginger and lime will do just fine, I had a carton of fresh blackberries desperately looking for a home. I made a fruit sauce with a little sweetener and lime, straining out all the seeds, and then dropped a few spoonfuls into my drink. It worked like magic.

I’ll likely give my Mom a big box of sweets for Mother’s Day; after all, she is my best jam and marmalade customer to date. But her tastes are varied so I’ll likely also slip in some spicy hot sauce for her morning eggs and a box of crisp oat cookies for her afternoon espesso. Of course, I can’t forget the bottle of ginger beer and this Copper Mug. She’s a simple lady with complex tastes.

We’ve crafted a Mothers Day Gift Box to appeal to Mom’s varied palate. And you can add in the Copper Mug, for a bit of five o’clock fun. Order today and we’ll ship everything in time for the big day.

Scroll down for the Blackberry Moscow Mule recipe – but don’t miss the photographs!

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Blackberry Moscow Mule

Serves 1

Ingredients:

  • 1 ounce vodka
  • 2 tablespoons blackberry lime sauce (recipe below)
  • 1/2 cup ginger beer
  • 1 sprig of fresh mint
  • 1 slice of lime

Directions:

In a copper mug, pour vodka over ice.  Add blackberry lime sauce. Top with ginger beer and stir. Garnish with mint sprig and lime slice.

Blackberry Lime Sauce

Ingredients:

  • 12 ounces fresh blackberries
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 4 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice

Directions:

Combine all ingredients in a blender or food processor. Purée until very smooth, then press through a fine mesh strainer to remove the seeds. Cover and refrigerate until needed. Use within three days.

All photos styled by Heidi Murphy/White Loft Studio and Maggie Battista. All photos taken by Heidi Murphy. 

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Maggie Battista

Founder at Eat Boutique
Maggie, is the founder of Eat Boutique. She started Eat Boutique as a blog in 2007, and sold out of her first gift box of small batch independent food in 2009. Maggie continues to offer unique and delicious handmade food in tasting subscriptions and seasonal gift boxes for food fans and home cooks. Maggie also hosts Eat Boutique Markets, where she spotlights cookbook authors and food makers. She’s written for Style Me Pretty, Food52, Time Out New York, Spencer Magazine, and writes a cocktail column for the popular wedding blog, Snippet & Ink. Maggie's also created retail experiences for the largest floral and event design company in New England. She regularly travels far distances to find the next great chef, farmer, food maker or host. You can follow her worldwide – and homemade – gastronomic adventures on Twitter at @mizmaggieb or @eatboutique. Maggie's writing her first-ever cookbook Food Gift Love to be published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt in fall 2015.


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  • Liz L

    Beautiful pictures!

    • http://www.eatboutique.com Maggie

      Heidi is a wonder with photography – looks magical to me! Thank you for reading, Liz — xox

  • Natalie Roizman

    The blackberry sauce is delicious! I made some just now with berries my son and I picked a few hours ago in our laneway. I didn’t have vodka on hand (I know, what?!) but plenty of bourbon so I made a Kentucky Mule and it’s amazing!

    • http://www.eatboutique.com Maggie

      Oh Natalie, I am so glad it worked out… and now I’m going to try it with Bourbon (my favorite brown liquor). Kentucky Mule here I come. xox I hope you’re well!!

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