1 // Thursday.
2 // Strawberry season.
3 // Cheers-ing.
4 // Springy days.
5 // Blue skies.
6 // Life.
7 // No reason at all.
8 // Happy.
Traditionally, Moscow Mules are served in copper mugs but with the strawberry addition I thought they were much better suited in a clear glass.
Strawberry Infused Ginger Kombucha Moscow Mules gluten-free, vegan-option // yields 4-6 drinks
- 18 medium strawberries, washed + hulled
- 2-4 tablespoons honey, or agave or coconut nectar
- 4-5 juicy limes
- 1/2 – 1 teaspoon freshly grated ginger, optional
- 2, 16oz ginger kombucha drinks
- 6 – 9oz vodka
Place strawberries in a blender with 2 tablespoons of honey, 2 tablespoons of fresh lime juice, and ginger [if using]. Blend until fully pureed and taste for sweetness. Add more honey or ginger if desired. Pour into a sealable container. Strain seeds through a fine mesh strainer if desired. Strawberry puree can be stored in a sealed container in the fridge for about 3 days.
Pour about 1.5oz vodka into a glass, along with 5-6oz kombucha, 1/2 juiced lime [strained], and about 3 tablespoons of strawberry puree. Stir until the puree is fully combined [looks a bit murky at first], add a few ice cubes, and give another stir.
Garnish with a few strawberry slices, lime, and/or a thing slice of fresh ginger. Serve immediately with a small spoon or straw for stirring.
notes: Be sure the vodka you are using is gluten-free + vegan if needed. If you can’t find ginger kombucha I would aim to find a strawberry or other berry flavor kombucha and add a bit more [maybe double] freshly grated ginger to the strawberry puree. Moscow Mules are known for their gingery-ness, so you want to be sure that comes through. These drinks are on the pulpy side if you don’t strain the strawberries + limes. This is not meant to be a super sweet drink. I used 2T honey in the puree.
Strawberry Infused Moscow Mules [with ginger beer]
- Puree your strawberries without the addition of honey since ginger beer is quite sweet. Follow the rest of the directions as stated.
Strawberry Infused Ginger Kombucha Mocktail
- Simply leave out the booze!
p.s. This is my favorite ginger beer, if you’re into the traditional style Mules or want to use ginger beer instead of kombucha. [fyi: not vegan –> uses honey]