We hope you are soaking in your last days of summer. Blind Piglet #3 went back to school this week for his final year of high school, and we take Piglet #2 to college in Kansas City this week. Since we are still basking in the rays of summer, we thought it was appropriate to share Flower Power Part 2 with you!
You may remember a few weeks ago when we shared the Hibiscus Spritz on The Blind Pig. We talked about our hunt for hibiscus blooms and how to create hibiscus concentrate. We have another great hibiscus drink this week. If you are a mule fan you will be delighted to try the Hibiscus Mule!
Like all mules, ginger beer and vodka are the base components of this delightful recipe, and, of course, we added in hibiscus concentrate to give it some flower power. However, we would like to introduce you to the new kid on the block, Carpano Botanic Bitter. This new kid has been in the Fratelli Branca vault for awhile, but was just recently released for consumption in the the United States. How can it not be a great fit for Flower Power Part 2 with the word Botanic in its name? We’ve had some Carpano Botanic Bitter in our household for several weeks, but had to keep our lips sealed until if officially hit the shelves. If you live near a Total Wine, you are in luck! Don’t be afraid to ask your favorite liquor store for it. Managers are often willing to bring in products that their customers are looking for.
So how do you make this delicious cocktail? Fill a mug with ice. Add vodka, hibiscus flower concentrate and Carpano Botanic Bitter. Top off with chilled ginger beer and stir. Garnish with your favorite berries. It is so easy, tasty and fresh!
So what do you think? Are you going to stir up a Hibiscus Mule and soak in some sun this weekend? We think that’s an excellent idea.