I know ! A donkey would have been more appropriate… but I am not offering you a ride, rather the recipe for my new favourite drink. Which I discovered – of all places!- at my youngest son PTA party. For the un-initiated and the non-British, PTA stands for Parents and Teachers’ Association. But unlike the parents-teachers evenings of my childhood, it consists of quite a bit of alcool as well as some very nice homemade food ! The trick is not to get too tipsy before you get to see the Physics teacher so your (/my) lack of empathy for his subject is not too blindingly obvious… Excessive enthusiasm won’t do either… He won’t be fooled!
In any case, the Moscow Mule did seem to loosen up
everybody and if it can make a PTA meeting a scream, then it’s got to work everywhere! I loved it and made it at home the next day.
- Two measures of Vodka
- 3 drops of Angostura Bitter
- One measure of lime juice (about 3 or 4 squeezed)
- lots of crushed ice
- Enough Old Jamaica ginger beer to top up a tall glass
Mix it all in, top up with the ginger beer and decorate with wedges of lime and some fresh mint.