A bottled Moscow Mule that will make you put down the wine
I have been eyeing the Crafthouse Cocktails for a while now after spotting it at Total Wine several months ago. I'm not sure what took me so long to pull the trigger but I'm so happy I did - and so are my girl friends.
On this trip to Total Wine I was specifically looking for an easy cocktail to serve at my first girls night in my new house. You know I hate to play bartender all night so I wanted something that would be easy to serve without a lot of fuss. It's times like this when I wish I liked wine and could just pick up a few bottles and call it a day. BUT now that I have found this line of cocktails (and more yummy bottled cocktails are hitting the shelves every day - woohoo!) that shouldn't be a problem any longer. Plus look how cute that bottle is with its fancy flip top lid. The bottle alone makes me happy.
So how did the cocktail inside fair in comparison to the awesome bottle?
Here is my official review of Crafthouse Cocktail's Moscow Mule :
This is a super solid Moscow Mule. It was spicier than I expected it to be and it had a toooon of flavor. Sometimes the premade cocktails can taste a bit flat but not this one. All the yummy Moscow Mule flavors are there.
Here is what my friend Emma had to say about this ready to drink Moscow Mule:
Which is pretty much exactly what you want from a cocktail! If mules are your jam, I definitely recommend you try this one from Crafthouse Cockatils.
"I loved the amount of ginger, slightly spicy. It tasted like it came straight from the bar in a fancy copper mug."
One shaker = not sweet at all // Five shakers = your teeth may curl
Moscow Mule's are not typically sweet and this one is no different. Per usual, it is just sweet enough to balance out the sour citrus flavor of the lime juice.
One shaker = does this have booze? Five shakers = Four Lokos
This ready-to-drink cocktail rings in at 10.1% ABV so it has more of a kick than some of it's canned Moscow Mule competitors. I enjoyed sipping this cocktail while discussing the "joys" of online dating with my girl friends. We probably needed something a little stronger for that conversation but thankfully this Moscow Mule took the edge off. ;)
Would I buy these again?
For sure! Having a delicious cocktail in a larger bottle like this is the PERFECT substitute to serving wine. It is actually easier than serving wine because there is no cork to fight with. Instead you get a very satisfying flip top sound.
Thankfully the Crafhouse Cocktails line has several cocktail options including a Paloma (tequila and grapefruit soda), a Gold Rush (similar to a whiskey sour but with honey), and a Southside (gin, mint and lime) so you can grab a few options to satisfy all of your friends tastes - you know, like you do when you pick up a red and a white for the group.
I'm pretty sure I'll be tracking down the Gold Rush on my next cocktail run and grabbing another bottle of Moscow Mule while I'm at it.
Have you tried this drink? What did you think? I'd love to hear from you in the comments section. The more opinions the better! Let's "drink together" and share our cocktail stories.