Ally's Sweet and Savory Eats: Elderberry Ginger Moscow Mules

Friday, July 7, 2017

Elderberry Ginger Moscow Mules

This post is sponsored by Norm's Farms, but all opinions are my own.

How about a refreshing cocktail my friends?

Elderberry Ginger Moscow Mules...a refreshing drink for summer!  Sweet ginger syrup, spicy ginger beer, fresh lime and mint makes for the most tasty summer cocktail. (sweetandsavoryfood.com)

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Y'all, I love myself a good cocktail.

No shame here.

I typically when socializing will grab a beer, but sometimes, often in the summer when it's hot out I'll splurdge for a great, ice-cold speciality drink.

Moscow Mules happen to be one of my favorites.  The last few years they have taken on a bit of a rage.  The husband gave me a set of four beautiful copper mugs for Christmas a couple of years back as he knew this was quickly becoming one of my favorite drinks.  Get a set for yourself here!

I keep mine in the freezer so they are always waiting and frosty for me.  Nothing keeps a drink colder than a frosty mug!

Elderberry Ginger Moscow Mules...a refreshing drink for summer!  Sweet ginger syrup, spicy ginger beer, fresh lime and mint makes for the most tasty summer cocktail. (sweetandsavoryfood.com)

Earlier this summer I was put in touch with Norm's Farms out of North Carolina.  I love, love, love working with small companies and ones who truly believe in their product. Norm's is no different!

Their story began with Norman Lendhardt who had a vision to protect and perserve American's farmland.  He spent most of his time on his 170-acre farm in Missouri, which boosts some of the richest soil in the world.  Today his son Rodger and his family are carrying on Norm's work and vision both in Missouri, as well as in Pittsboro, North Carolina by having a sustainable production of healing foods, made with natural and simple ingredients - such as elderberries.

But why elderberries?

Good question!

I had remembered a good friend of mine shoving some elderberry syrup down my throat when I felt like I was getting sick a few years back.  She swore by it.

I soon did as well.

Elderberry Ginger Moscow Mules...a refreshing drink for summer!  Sweet ginger syrup, spicy ginger beer, fresh lime and mint makes for the most tasty summer cocktail. (sweetandsavoryfood.com)

An elderberry is a superfruit packed with Vitamin A, B, C, iron, potassium and powerful antioxidents known as anthocyanins.  The plants are a hardy perennial and are naturally disease resistent.

Elderberries boost your immune system {who knew having a cocktail could do that?}. Drink up!  Just kidding...

When Rodger contacted me I was full on board.  I was already faintly familiar with elderberry syrup but after talking to him they had so much more to offer: extracts, syrups, jams, preserves, jelly and more!

As a baker my mouth was watering.  I imagined spreading some of the jam in between layers of cinnamon rolls or baking a pie with an elderberry glaze.  When my shipment arrived I was in high heaven.

Elderberry Ginger Moscow Mules...a refreshing drink for summer!  Sweet ginger syrup, spicy ginger beer, fresh lime and mint makes for the most tasty summer cocktail. (sweetandsavoryfood.com)

Eventually I settled on a fun drink.  Because it's summer and we all want to have a little bit of fun. But don't you worry...I've been eating elderberry jam on toast and taking a spoonful or two of the syrup when a recent cold seemed to be coming on.

And you know what excites me more?

Norm's Farms wants to share the elderberry love with my readers!  From now until August 7th, you too can purchase any of their products for 25% OFF by using the code: ALLYSEATS at checkout. This is a heck of a deal folks!

Plus...it just keeps getting better...

One special reader is going to win a FREE set of elderberry jams, jellies and preserves! Enter via the Rafflecopter entry form below.  There are several chances to win.  I will pick one random winner on Wednesday, July 12th.

Good luck and drink up!

a Rafflecopter giveaway


Elderberry Ginger Moscow Mules...a refreshing drink for summer!  Sweet ginger syrup, spicy ginger beer, fresh lime and mint makes for the most tasty summer cocktail. (sweetandsavoryfood.com)

A special thanks to Norm's Farms for sponsoring this post.


Yield: 2

Elderberry Ginger Moscow Mules

prep time: 10 MINScook time: total time: 10 mins
Need a refreshing cocktail? Try this sweet and spicy Elderberry Ginger Moscow Mule! Fresh and simple, it will be your drink of the summer.

INGREDIENTS:


INSTRUCTIONS:


  1. Place 1/4 of the mint in each copper mug and muddle it at the bottom of the mug with the back of a spoon.
  2. Add in crushed ice.
  3. Pour 2 shots of vodka into each mug. Followed by one shot of the syrup into each mug.
  4. Divide the ginger beer by pouring into each of the two mugs.
  5. Chop the limes in half and juice the limes equally into the mugs, topping with the remaining mint leaves.
  6. Stir and enjoy!
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