Man Crate Moscow Mule

Anyone who's read my blog knows that I don't normally dabble in hard liquor - let alone mixed drinks. This particular crates was a gift from a friend, and I'm certainly grateful for the chance to try this out. However, I'm just letting you know right up front that I don't really know what I'm talking about, so I can only relay my experience with this particular Man Crate.

For starters, the beverage is clear and fizzy. This makes sense, as the main ingredient is nonalcoholic ginger beer. Now, the ginger beer was the only ingredient that was included in the Man Crate. Reading their description of the Moscow Mule, it would appear that it only has one other ingredient: vodka. This is self-evidently incorrect, as the can of ginger beer has the Moscow Mule recipe on it, and it includes a lime. So, after gathering up the other ingredients, I'm finally able to use the Crate.

I would really have appreciated detailed instructions with this Crate. I don't know why they decided not to send it, but I had to go off of whatever I found in the Internet, and they all seem to assume that you mix drinks all the time. I don't. So, I'm giving it my best effort. I don't know what the purpose of the copper mug is as opposed to a glass or pretty much any other kind of container, but this came in the crate. In fact, it came with a lot of other accoutrements, but I have no idea how to use most of them.

First sip isn't bad. It's basically just really cold ginger ale, as far as I can tell. A second sip confirms that you can't really taste the vodka, but the lime does add a little bit citrus to the mix, which is nice, I guess. I could probably do the math to find out what the alcohol content of this was, but I suspect it's not very much. This small copper mug only has an ounce and a half of vodka, and that doesn't seem like a whole lot.

I assume you're not supposed to drink these like you would drink a beer, or this would be a much larger glass and not be filled with a bunch of ice taking up room and watering everything down. So, I'm just left sipping, and it pretty much taste the same in every sip. It's not bad. In fact, it's pretty refreshing while being very drinkable. The more I have, the more it seems like a reasonable alternative to something like a hard soda, but the hard soda doesn't require a recipe.

Bottom Line: It's pretty good. I could see ordering one of these at a bar when the taps don't have much good.



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