Bizarro Moscow Mule: What I Like to Do When I AM On Whole30
Every few years, Cinco De Mayo, America’s celebration of Mexican Food and Margartias and forgetting of how Mexico beat the French in some war, lands on a Friday. This was one of those years. Normally, I would be all for the Mexican food and Margaritas, but being on a Whole30, alcohol was a no go. I did however try an interesting recipe this Cinco De Mayo, hence the title Bizarro Moscow Mule: What I Like to Do When I AM On Whole30. My wife went shopping the other night and bought a GT’s Gingerade Kombucha. I have never been a fan of this stuff, but I figured if I dressed it up a little I could mask the flavor.
The recipe is pretty simple:
GT’s Gingerade Kombucha
Sparkling water (I used Lime La Croix for a little added flavor)
A healthy squeeze of fresh lime
Served over ice in a copper mug, garnished with a few mint leaves (I left out the candied ginger for obvious reasons, no sugar on Whole30) But I think this one could be added to the The Whole30 Cookbook
Surprisingly, this tasted a lot like a Moscow Mule. Even more surprisingly was the difference between a pint glass and a Copper Mug. Not only was the flavoring slightly better in the copper mug, but they seemed to stay much colder much longer. We own two of these mugs that we picked up when we were in Atlanta, and at first I was really skeptical about them, but they really make the difference when concocting a tasty beverage. The one downside to them is that they should not be washed in the dishwasher, but other than that, I am pro copper mug.
ONE THING I LEARNED TODAY: When you get rid of sugar and processed foods from your diet for the most part, and you eat relatively healthy for quite some time, your palate changes. You simply taste and enjoy foods differently that you did before. And while I may not have gotten to enjoy that Margarita for Cinco de Mayo, the healthy, non-alcoholic version was still pretty damn tasty.
Leave a comment and let me know what you think of the recipe, and if you have any other similar recipes, or other things you use the copper mugs for. As always, thanks for reading!