A Fall Trend You Can Slip On or Sip On

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One is a drink in a shiny copper mug, and the other is the it-shoe of the season. Both types of “mules” seem to be trending, so we’re here to help you hop on the bandwagon.

 

The Shoe.

The Mule has been around for decades and, so similarly to the stubborn animal it shares a name with, it just won’t seem to go away. The Mule combines a typical pump with the comfort of a slipper. This year especially, the loafers were seen at the Fashion Week shows of Gucci, Louis Vuitton, and Mui Mui. Lucky for you, these shoe’s can be found off the runway and at a price your wallet can work with. Check em out below.

The Drink.

The origin of the Moscow Mule differs between story teller, but the most popular tale originates in 1939 with a man by the name of John G. Martin. With his recent purchase of the rights of the Smirnoff brand, he ran into an issue: no one wanted vodka. He collaborated with Jack Morgan (who was stumped on how to push ginger beer to the market) and a third party salesman who was about to give up on his business of copper mugs. It’s said that the three combined their struggles to create a now staple cocktail- the Moscow Mule. From that day forth, Americans wanted Vodka in their alcohol rotation! We love the drink ourselves, not only because they’re pretty but because they’re tasty too. We cooked up some easy Mules for you to try this fall below.

Apple Cider Mule

Ingredients:

  • Ice
  • 3 oz of apple cider
  • 1 oz of caramel vodka
  • Half can of ginger beer
  • Apple slice
  • Cinnamon stick (garnish)
Spiced Pear Mule

Ingredients:

  • Ice
  • Half can of ginger beer
  • Pear wedges
  • 2-3 oz pear juice
  • Pinch of nutmeg
  • Pinch of cinnamon
  • Pinch of sugar
  • Cinnamon stick (garnish)
Original Moscow Mule

Ingredients:

  • Ice
  • Half can of ginger beer
  • 1 oz of lime juice
  • 1-2 oz of plain vodka
  • Lime slice (garnish)
Pumpkin Spice Mule

Ingredients:

  • Ice
  • Half can of ginger beer
  • 1 tbsp pumpkin spice syrup
  • 1-2 oz of plain vodka
  • May sub. plain vodka for caramel
  • Cinnamon stick (garnish)

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