Thursday, November 17, 2016

chi chi mule

2 oz Vodka (Russian Standard)
3/4 oz Lime Juice
2 oz Pineapple Juice
3/4 oz Coco Lopez Coconut Cream
2 dash Angostura Bitters

Shake with ice and strain into a Moscow Mule mug (or Double Old Fashioned) with 2 oz ginger beer (AJ Stephans). Garnish with a lime wheel.
For the 75th anniversary of the Moscow Mule, ShakeStir held a competition to find the best vodka-based Mule variation. I decided to do a mashup and I described the idea as, "A cross between my favorite vodka Tiki drink, the Chi Chi [a vodka Piña Colada], and one of the best vodka drinks, the Moscow Mule!" Actually, I have only had a variation of said Tiki drink, Teardrop Lounge's Thai Chi Chi, at the Bar Room Brawl at Tales of the Cocktail 2011. Adding additional flavors of Thai basil and allspice there did not seem too different from adding ginger and Angostura Bitters here in theory. While the drink did not win the competition, it was a pleasing libation that began with lime and ginger aromas. Next, the sip was rather creamy with lime and pineapple flavors, and the swallow offered the tropical combination of coconut and ginger. As a side note, an image search of the name pulls up fashionable shoes, so perhaps it is time to up your footware game before sipping this?

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