Drinking the Farmer’s Market: The Strawberry Mule

August 17th, 2013 - filed under: The Food » Recipes


Man, this summer project has been fun! Drawing on the freshest, most exciting produce of the season and infusing it into organic, artisinal liquors has turned out to be one of my very favorite “kitchen witch” crafts. I think it’s because they lend themselves so well to creative play. All those alluring tinctures, the syrups and liqueurs and garnishes and cocktail accessories. It’s an endless parade of inspiration!

And at first we let our imaginations run wild, throwing all kinds of crazy combinations of flavors into our shaker, mixing up whatever seemed intriguing. It was so fun!

But, it’s also fun to return to your roots, sometimes. To revisit a classic and tweak it a bit, add a little modern (or postmodern, as it were) spin on it. Enter: A Strawberry Mule


The Moscow Mule is a traditional cocktail made from vodka, ginger beer, and lime. It’s a simple drink (though usually served in a very not-simple copper cup, because who knows why), fine and dandy in it’s own right.

But strawberries! Obviously. Strawberries make everything better.


To make 1 Strawberry Mule, you’ll need:

2 ounces strawberry-infused vodka (see infusion instructions here; strawberry takes about a week)
juice of half a lime
ginger beer


In a shaker full of ice, add the strawberry vodka and lime juice. Shake well to fully combine, then pour into a glass over ice.


And top with ginger beer.


Garnish with a strawberry, a lime, or both! We also added a few sticks of candied ginger, which we made real quick by sautéing strips of fresh ginger in agave syrup until it was thick and caramelized, then allowing it to cool and harden.


Totally optional, but highly recommended. Cheers!

  • andrea

    Love strawberries and any kind of anything that includes strawberries would be my favorite but apart from that, I love the way you sliced strawberries and the way everything was decorated, you are a big inspiration ;) Tnx for posting this! Cheers!

  • lysette

    This series makes me want to start drinking again. In a positive way. I don’t have issues with alcohol. I’m just straight edge. But damn that’s a gorgeous drink!

  • http://windycityvegan.wordpress.com/ Monika {windycityvegan}

    I don’t think I’ve ever had ginger beer – this will be a great excuse to pick one up. Cheers!

  • Kathryn B.

    WOW! That looks amazing!!

    On a side note; I have a questions. My husband and I have fully taken the plunge to eat clean. I’ve done it off and on and now have finally talked my husband into it. Much easier to do it as a family then to do it alone. I love visiting the farmers market every couple of days and eating just fresh items. My only issue is the fact that I’m really sick. I know it’s my bodies way of getting rid of the junk and even being sick I’ve stuck to it. Do you have any suggestions on how to make the transition better?

  • Kylie

    Oh. My. God. Yes please. I have a feeling this is going to be my new favorite drink ever.

  • veganinbrighton

    I’ve been loving your summer project too! I also love ginger beer and strawberries so I think I’m gonna have to start infusing some vodka.

  • jess sconé

    It’s like your in my head! This is well, all I do at home. Love it.

  • http://bonzaiaphrodite.com/ Sayward Rebhal

    Haha, awesome comment!

  • http://bonzaiaphrodite.com/ Sayward Rebhal

    It’s basically just fancy ginger ale. ;-)

  • http://bonzaiaphrodite.com/ Sayward Rebhal

    In what way are you sick? I’m on the fence with my feelings regarding “detox”, so if you’re feeling ill then something else might be going on. What kind of symptoms are you experiencing, and for how long?

  • http://bonzaiaphrodite.com/ Sayward Rebhal

    I pretty much feel like that every time I read your blog. We are food and drink soul sisters, I think.

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  • Kathryn B.

    The sickness started 2 days after we started clean eating. It lasted for about 4 days. I’m feeling much stronger and healthier now but have noticed that I have to eat small meals every couple of hours or I’ll begin to feel sick. My husband’s sickness only lasted a day, my oldest son never had any issues (actually his health is 10x’s better now and he eats better), my youngest had 1 rough day but has adjusted fine now.

    We had flu like symptoms. Dizziness, headache, stomach pains (nothing coming out either ends). Cold cantaloupe got us through those sick days when nothing else would do.

  • Tara

    Make sure you’re eating enough calories. It’s easy to undereat when you go plant-based.

  • Kathryn B.

    Thank you for the advice. I eat all day long but I’m starting to figure out what works best for me. And above all, I’m starting to feel AMAZING!