TGIF! I am totally throwing it back to my retail days in college where they played this song non-stop but seriously Friday, I’m in love with you. It’s Friday I’m in love. Today I am sharing a tasty cocktail AND I have a giveaway to a FUN 5K happening in December.
Fridays were made for happy hour and boy do I have a delicious fall happy hour drink for you today! This is my fall riff on the infamous Moscow Mule. Vodka, lime, and ginger beer are so refreshing during the blazing hot summer months but I needed something a tad cozier for the fall.
Apple and ginger work so well together so I thought why not apple cider + ginger beer. Well lemme tell you, it worked! I have made a vodka version and a spiced rum version. For science you know. And both were uber tasty. Do you prefer a vodka drink? A cider drink? Well you can have it both ways. After you throw back a few of these mules you can’t blame me if you start singing songs that remind you of the good times.
Last month I hosted a Thanksgiving dinner with my friends and I really wanted a signature Thanksgiving cocktail to serve. So I needed to test my idea with various alcohols. When I was testing this recipe I shared this shot on Instagram and said I was testing cocktails. I followed it up by saying the cocktail was just rum and vodka mixed. Some days the temptation for a drink like that might be there.
The formula for this drink is really easy. 3-2-1 This way you can easily scale it up for a party. Apple cider (3), ginger beer (2), and vodka or rum (1). Truth be told I probably did more like 1.5 on the vodka. So you could do it in ounces, cups, or gallons whichever you prefer.
Serve this at all your fall gatherings. Thanksgiving included! Cheers!
HARVEST CIDER MULE
3 ounces Apple cider
2 ounces Ginger Beer
1-1.5 ounces Vodka or Rum
Mix together and serve over ice
The Ugly Sweater Run is returning for the third year to Omaha on December 14. Pull out your ugliest sweater, I know there are plenty out there, and lace up your running shoes for a fun family friendly run.
My daughter, Sasha, has wanted to run a 5K with me for the longest time and I figured this noncompetitive run is the perfect one for us. If you want to run with your kiddos the good news is children under the age of 5 are FREE!
Ugly sweaters, a run through downtown Omaha, and beer at the finish line are all fun reasons to do this race.
FOUR lucky readers will win ONE FREE entry to this cozy race. Good luck and look forward to seeing you at the finish line!
Enter to win using the widget below. Giveaway ends Friday, November 14, at 12 am Central Time.
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Disclosure: I received two free entries to the race. That being said it is a race I would have considered doing with my daughter anyway!