No need to wait for summer to enjoy this delicious and refreshing Strawberry Moscow Mule Float. Made using homemade strawberry vodka and strawberry sorbet, you’re sure to love this new twist on a classic!
Another gorgeous, sunny weekend here in Central IL, which for me, is much-needed after spending the week in bed with strep throat. There should be something against moms getting sick. I don’t have time to be sick. With school parties, deadlines and heading out-of-town the beginning of the week, my to do list is a mile long.
The one and only good thing about strep, besides the unexpected weight loss from hardly eating anything; the pudding, sorbet and Shamrock Shake I had as “meals.” Yes, I had my first Shamrock shake of the season and it was glorious. And no, I didn’t try one of the new varieties; chocolate chip or chocolate, I’m sticking to the original.
In addition to the shamrock shake, I went to the store and purchased a few “soft foods.” Applesauce, pudding, ice cream and sorbet. I hadn’t had sorbet in years and it looked delicious. Plus it was strawberry flavor and ever since Valentine’s day, I’ve had a mad hankering for all things strawberry.
So I was finally feeling a little better yesterday and the neighbors were all outside hanging out with beverages. I quickly looked around to see what I had and when I opened my freezer to grab the ice, lightbulb. I’m totally putting strawberry sorbet into my Moscow Mule. And so the Strawberry Moscow Mule Float was born and I’m thinking it’ll have LOTS of variations this summer.
The possibilities are endless here. Lime sorbet, raspberry, rainbow sherbet, who cares, this summer, it’s all going down. Why didn’t I think of this before? We love Moscow Mules. See Cranberry Apple Moscow Mule and Spiced Pear Moscow Mule.
We also aren’t strangers to making our own flavored vodkas, like in our Blueberry Moscow Mule which is a favorite of outs. We’ve actually been making strawberry vodka for over 4 years now because it’s a delicious and so easy to do. My dad makes gallons of it before our annual trip to Wyoming and lets the strawberries sit in the vodka for 3 months. OMG, it’s amazing! And to further my dad’s awesomeness, he makes his own ginger beer. It’s so good, he should start his own company.
To make the strawberry vodka: Cut 1lb of strawberries into quarters and then cut them again, to make 8 small pieces. Place them into a mason jar, or a jar with a tight-fitting lid and top with 2 cups of Smirnoff vodka. Let sit overnight or at least 12 hours but we love to let our sit for a few days. The longer the better. Shake the jar ever so often. At this point, you can either strain the strawberries and keep the strawberry vodka in the jar or puree the strawberries in a blender or food processor. Pour them through a sieve to remove as many seeds and bigger chunks as possible. Then add back to the vodka and you’ve got a strawberry vodka puree.
The Strawberry flavor is a perfect balance with the slight spiciness of the ginger beer. Topped off with cool strawberry sorbet, it elevates this Strawberry Moscow Mule Float to the next level, making it exceptionally delicious! As I said before, I see multiple variations happening this summer. But please don’t wait until then to make this float. Whip up a batch of Strawberry vodka and make this Strawberry Moscow Mule Float happen…today!
Strawberry Moscow Mule Float
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No need to wait for summer to enjoy this delicious and refreshing Strawberry Moscow Mule Float. Made using homemade strawberry vodka and strawberry sorbet, you're sure to love this twist on a classic!
1 pint strawberries, diced
2 cups Smirnoff Vodka
Strawberry Moscow Mule
Place cut up strawberries into a mason jar and pour vodka on top. Place lid on tightly and allow to sit for at least 12 hours, shaking occasionally.
Strawberry Moscow Mule Float
Into the bottom of a copper mug, add vodka, lime juice and ice. Top with ginger beer and a scoop of sorbet.
Serving Size 1 cocktail
Amount Per Serving
% Daily Value
Sodium 13 mg
Total Carbohydrates 35 g
Sugars 12 g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Can you just see how the sorbet is slowly melting into the drink adding more strawberry flavor and creaminess?! Oh, it’s so good, you’ve just gotta try this! And if it doesn’t scream summer and gorgeous weather, I don’t know what does!
#NationalMoscowMuleDay is fast approaching, it’s March 3rd. Grab a bottle of Smirnoff Vodka, a pint of strawberries and make a batch of strawberry vodka this weekend. You’ll be ahead of the game and ready to #RaiseaCopperMug on 3-3 to celebrate #TheOriginalMule.
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