Have you been dying from the heat this summer, or is it just me? It has been so unbelievably hot here in Los Angeles! I’ve been experiencing some crazy cabin fever because it’s too hot to go out, so I decided I needed to make some fun, ice cold cocktails to take the edge off this heat, and I decided to go with these Jalapeño-Cucumber Moscow Mules in copper mugs overflowing with ice!
I think Jalapeño-Cucumber Moscow Mules are the perfect drinks for the summer! They have a little summer citrus with the fresh lime juice, a little spa-like relaxation with the cucumbers, and a little heat with the jalapeños!
This cocktail only takes a few ingredients and is super simple to make. I used Smirnoff, but you can use your vodka of choice. Did you know that the original Moscow Mule was invented using Smirnoff Vodka back in 1941?
So I looked up if I had to serve my mule in a copper mug, and while I know I didn’t have to, the drink has been served in copper mugs since it was invented. And honestly, it just keeps the drink extra cold, so during this hot summer, I’m not going to mess with tradition!
This is a great, quick mixed drink to serve at a party, especially if you infuse your vodka with the cucumbers and jalapenos in advance!
What is your favorite mixed drink during the hot summer months? Let me know how you keep cool in a comment below!