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To be a lush chef, does not mean to drink in excess - this can result in scary fires and bad dishes. A lush chef is one who enjoys gourmet cooking/baking, often with fresh ingredients and the smart use of one's home bar. If there happens to be half a bottle of beer, a glass of wine, or a sip of brandy left over...well, one cannot be wasteful. I give you permission to imbibe.

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Feb 20, 2014

Moscow Mule


























I am just absolutely addicted to watching The Olympics, and have been staying up way too late these past few nights watching curling, biathlon races, slope-style events, and figure skating.  I just can't help myself! To properly enjoy these TV marathons from home, I've been stirring up Moscow Mules.  So they're not actually Russian, and are purely an American concoction from the 1940s, created by a liquor company that had a tough time pushing their Smirnoff vodka.  But for the spirit of countries uniting, this cocktail works for Olympic drinking purposes.  I'm not a vodka fan at all, but I do love it with a generous squeeze of lime, combined with a good, spicy ginger beer, such as Fentimans.  Even if you don't have the fancy crushed ice and the signature copper mug, you can still thoroughly enjoy this libation.  Cheers and Zazdarovje!

Moscow Mule
Ingredients:
  • 2 oz vodka (I used Grey Goose)
  • 1/2 oz lime juice (about half a lime)
  • 4-6 oz ginger beer (I used Fentimans)
- If you have a copper mug, then you are cooler than me.  If not, then use a Collins or whatever glass you have.
- Add all the ingredients into your drinking vessel with ice and drop the used half of lime in there too.
- Stir, and you're done!

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