Grab your aviator goggles and fire up the dirigible, this steampunk themed 5 O’Clock Friday Cocktail is the Mules Verne! When we received our bottle of Top Hat Provisions Top Hat Ginger Beer Concentrate (one of the best ginger beers out there and only has one artificial ingredient!), we wracked our brains trying to come up with a cocktail that wasn’t a mule. However, we kept coming back to mule type drinks and decided to just go with it.
You might be asking why we went with a steampunk theme for a mule. Well truth is, we were completely inspired by the Top Hat Ginger Beer label which has a gentleman in a top hat in front of a large gear. Its completely aesthetic but we thought it was a great excuse to bring out the geek in us! If you are feeling adventurous, you could cut your blood orange garnish in the shape of a gear (we tried but our orange was way too ripe) to make your cocktail a bit more themed.
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We’d love to see your rendition of this cocktail! Make a Mules Verne, take a photo, and tag it with the hashtag #GeekEats! Cheers!
- 1 oz Top Hat Ginger Beer Concentrate
- 1.5 oz vodka
- 0.5 oz Cointreau
- Juice of 1/2 blood orange
- 3 oz club soda
- Fill mule cup or glass with ice.
- Combine ingredients except club soda in shaker.
- Strain into glass and top with club soda.
- Garnish with a slice of blood orange.
*The Geeks were given a bottle of Top Hat Ginger Beer Concentrate to facilitate this write-up; However, opinions and recipe are wholly our own. View our Disclosure Policy for more info.