The Chicago Cow - A Malort Mule With Orange Notes
The Moscow Mule has certainly become the ‘It’ cocktail. First popularized in the era of Hollywood supper clubs and desert lounges, the ginger beer, copper-mugged sensation has reemerged as the staple of today’s top craft bars…yawn.
I verily cannot accept that with all the wild libations spawn through the ages, The Great Cocktail Revival is being defined by yet another damn vodka drink.
Why not something a little less neutral? Why not ANYTHING with some freakin flavor? Why not Malort!
Yes, Malort. That bitter, gasoline tasting, kick-in-the-mouth found in every old man tavern and hipster bar throughout Chicago. Tastee.
Therefore, I’m upping ante on that tired old Mule. I present a new beast, with a kick strong enough to burn down an entire city. Mrs. O’Leary, this one’s for you.
1/2 oz. Malort
1 -1/2 oz. Irish Whiskey
4 oz. Ginger Beer
Orange wedge (Burnt, of course.)
Serve over crushed ice