This is the story of a drink. Do you all have a drink?
You go to a bar. You confidently signal to the bartender. You announce, proudly, I would like a “….”
Do you do that?
There was a time when my friends and I would go to a bar; they would all order these various cocktails and I would stand there like a deer in headlights hoping for divine intervention. Eventually, I would give up and order a beer.
I didn’t like that I didn’t like that I didn’t have a drink. Silly really. But that is the mindset of youth. I gathered my friends, we drove to our favorite bar and I drank until I found my drink. And, thankfully, I found a drink: Jameson and Ginger.
What’s funny about my drink is that my real drink is red wine. So, even though I had a mixed cocktail type drink that I could, if such occasion arose, order.. most of the time, I did not. Never even crossed my mind to buy any of the ingredients to have at home, if I desired.
Lately, however, the BF and I have been wanting to learn more about cocktails. Mixology. I figured the best place to start was with “my drink”.
Long story short. After five types of ginger ale and ginger beer, a good bottle of Jameson 12 and various ingredients from limes to lemons to simple syrups to crystalized ginger… I have my drink, perfected.
It is based off a drink called the Moscow Mule. However, when it is made with Jameson, it has to be renamed to reflect it’s heritage.
- Fill a glass with ice.
- Add the lime juice and the Jameson, top off with ginger ale. Stir lightly.
- Garnish with a wedge of lime.