The winter season is upon us and you know what that means: more time cuddled up on the couch with your favorite book or movie. And for all of you who are fans of a Winter Moscow Mule, it’s time to break out the blender! This delicious cocktail recipe can be made in just a few easy steps and will keep everyone happy through even the longest winters.
With the winter essence that this drink gives off, I knew I had to dedicate this drink to Harry Potter, specifically making it the signature drink of the Yule Ball. It’s combination of winter flavors and spice from cinnamon makes it a must-try drink for the students of Hogwarts.
Very important: I do not support nor like J.K Rowling in anyway. Her behavior towards the transgender community is completely insensitive, so in many ways you will see me refer to this book as being written by an anonymous author.
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History of Winter Moscow Mule
Though the history of the Winter Moscow Mule is a bit of a mixup. The most recent story of its origin is from 2007. In this story, a man named Wes Price who was head bartender at a restaurant called Morgan’s created this drink out of pure need to clear the bar’s cellar.
The cellar was packed with a bunch of unsold inventory from vodka to ginger beer. Thus the Winter Moscow Mule was created with it’s interesting
Why You’ll Love This Winter Moscow Mule with Harry Potter
Title: Harry Potter series
Author: Anonymous. *wink* – We don’t stand J.K Rowling here.
Get the book/series: Amazon, Book Depository, Libro
“Harry Potter’s life is miserable. His parents are dead and he’s stuck with his heartless relatives, who force him to live in a tiny closet under the stairs. But his fortune changes when he receives a letter that tells him the truth about himself: he’s a wizard. A mysterious visitor rescues him from his relatives and takes him to his new home, Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.
After a lifetime of bottling up his magical powers, Harry finally feels like a normal kid. But even within the Wizarding community, he is special. He is the boy who lived: the only person to have ever survived a killing curse inflicted by the evil Lord Voldemort, who launched a brutal takeover of the Wizarding world, only to vanish after failing to kill Harry.
Though Harry’s first year at Hogwarts is the best of his life, not everything is perfect. There is a dangerous secret object hidden within the castle walls, and Harry believes it’s his responsibility to prevent it from falling into evil hands. But doing so will bring him into contact with forces more terrifying than he ever could have imagined” (Goodreads)
This drink is absolutely perfect to serve at the Yule Ball (without alcohol, of course). It combines the beauty of winter along with all those spicy holiday flavors. I can definitely see Fleur and Ron drinking this delicious cocktail while swaying on the dance floor. Perhaps, Hermione would also have a taste!
Equipment Needed To Make Winter Moscow Mule
- Blender – The Nutribullet is a personal favorite of mine!
- Juicer if you prefer fresh juice
- Cutting Board & Kitchen Knife
- Reusable ziplock bags for any extra fruit
Ingredients For Your Winter Moscow Mule
- Ginger beer
- Orange Juice
How To Make A Great Winter Cocktail
- Pour 2oz vodka
- Add 4oz ginger beer
- Add a dash of cinnamon
- Add a squeeze of orange juice
- Mix vodka and ginger beer with a pinch of cinnamon (to taste).
- Pour over ice filled mule mug and squeeze an orange wedge over the top.
- Garnish with orange peel, feel free to zest the peel around the rim!
What to Serve/Pair with Your Winter Moscow Mule
Whenever I think of winder inspired drinks, I immediately think of yummy cozy deserts. Perhaps Christmas themed cookies or pies. Here are some delicious recipes to combine with this equally delicious drink.
- This yummy soft and chewy ginger cookie
- These sugar cookies with icing
- And who doesn’t love snickerdoodle cookies
Other Books & Drink Pairings You’ll Love
Here are some of my recent favorite drink pairings! Let me know which one of these you’ll be making.
I hope you enjoy this recipe! Tag me on instagram @thenovelthief with your delicious creations.