Struggling with a rough case of the Monday’s today; it was such a perfect, relaxing weekend and it’s been tough to get out of that mode! I’ve found that Monday’s are always a bit easier when you have something to look forward to after work. Tonight, my fiancé and I plan to make dinner together, watch Harry Potter (and the Half Blood Prince, for those interested), and enjoy some of these Moscow mules!
We’re super excited to bring you this recipe in partnership with Bai to introduce their limited edition Tennessee Braspberry Supertea, a flavor inspired by the one and only Justin Timberlake. You may have seen their commercials on TV in the last few weeks, but if you haven’t, here’s the lowdown: JT came up with the brilliant fruit fusion of putting blueberries in raspberries (hence “braspberry”), and it created one very delicious Bai flavor (with only 5 calories & 1 gram of sugar!!).
My brother and his girlfriend can attest to the deliciousness – I had to hide my last few bottles from them this weekend because they couldn’t stop drinking them! The flavor launches today on Amazon (btw, Happy Prime Day ;)), so stock up here before it’s gone!
The inspiration for this cocktail came straight from our garden, where we have TONS of beautiful basil growing. Berries + fresh basil is one of the absolute best flavor combinations in my opinion (especially blueberries!), and we also love basil with ginger, so Moscow mules were a no brainer.
To keep sugar content low (without sacrificing taste), we omitted simple syrup from the traditional recipe – you really don’t need it when you replace with Bai. (Plus, ginger beer also contains sugar, so you really don’t need much more!)
We recommend serving this at your next summer gathering, paired with a bounty of fresh, seasonal fruits, vegetables, dips/spreads, crackers & cheeses.Print
These berry basil moscow mules are just slightly sweet, a bit herbal, and are such a refreshing summer cocktail!
- 4 oz vodka
- Juice of 1 small lime
- 8 oz Bai Tennessee Braspberry Supertea
- 4 torn basil leaves
- Ginger beer for topping
- Combine vodka, lime juice, Bai, and torn basil in a large glass over ice. Stir vigorously for about 15 seconds, then strain mixture into moscow mule mugs over a bit of ice.
- Top off each glass with ginger beer, and garnish with more fresh basil, raspberries and blueberries. Enjoy!
If you’d prefer a sweeter drink, feel free to add .5 oz of simple syrup.