All Things Ginger by: Evan McGinnis
Do you need to clean your copper mugs? It’s very simple and even if you’re unable to remove all of the tarnish it’s not going to kill you [that I know of.] There are a few options for cleaning your copper mugs at home with items that you most likely already have around such as ketchup, vinegar and salt. I used some white vinegar, sea salt and a paper towel to rub the mug down and remove almost all of the tarnish. To get to the harder to reach areas, or if your mugs have small dents then you can just use a toothbrush.
Taken from: The Huffington Post
The big difference between ginger beer and ginger ale is that ginger beer is brewed (fermented) but ginger ale is just carbonated water that’s been flavored with ginger. Today’s brewed ginger beers are categorized as non-alcoholic drinks because their alcohol content is less than 0.5 percent, which meets FDA requirements. Since ginger beers are naturally fermented, they have less carbonation and often develop a beer-like head when poured into a glass. Some ginger beers are sold unfiltered and appear cloudy, so it’s recommended the bottle be inverted before drinking to reincorporate any separation.
I don’t typically use ginger ale to make cocktails, but the Blenheim Ginger Ale has a lot of bite for an ale.
Crystal Head Vodka is a vodka created by Dan Aykroyd. Yeah the guy from Ghostbusters.
The entire process of creating Crystal Head Vodka is resoundingly
PURE at heart – from the highest quality grains to the pristine waters
of Newfoundland, Canada. Crystal Head is quadruple distilled, then
filtered seven times, of which three are through semi-precious crystals
known as Herkimer Diamonds. No additives, oils or sugars are used in
the making of Crystal Head Vodka.
Crystal Head Vodka: $49.99 @ BevoMo
The Moscow Mule has a long history and there are a few different recipes out there, but this recipe is always a good go to.
Moscow Mule Recipe:
2 oz Vodka
1 oz lime juice
4 Dashes Angostura bitters
Fill a copper mug with ice and add 2oz Vodka, 1oz lime juice, 4 dashes Angostura bitters and top off with ginger beer of your choice. Stir gently and garnish with a lime.
A friend of mine picked this up from Galco’s Soda Pop Shop in Los Angeles not too long ago and so far has been the spiciest ginger beer I’ve tried. Very good taste and the spice leaves you with a long tingle in your throat. Mix it with some vodka and a lime and you’ve got a great drink.
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