Chef Uno Makes A Holiday Mule

Forget eggnog! Chef Uno breaks with the tradition and makes a Holiday Mule, complete with copper mug and some gin! Check out how she makes it in the video below.

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Cranberry Gin Mule
1.5 oz Roxor Gin
.5 oz Cointreau
.5 oz lime juice
2 dashes orange bitters
2 oz Fever Tree Ginger Beer
1 oz cranberry juice 

Garnish:
Candied cranberries
Orange peel raw sugar 

Candied Cranberry:
1 cup sugar
1 cup water
1 pound cranberries

Directions: 

In a stock pot, add water, sugar and bring to boil. Swirl pot around to dissolve sugar. Add cranberries, reduce heat to a simmer, place lid and allow cranberries to soften slightly, 2-3 minutes. Turn off heat and let sit for 15 minutes. Once cooled, place cranberries into an air tight container until ready to use. Cranberries are good for up to a month when refrigerated.

Orange Peel Raw Sugar:
Peel of one orange, cut and dehydrated
1/2 cup raw sugar

In a spice blender, blend orange peel until it becomes a course power. Place in small bowl and add raw sugar. Let aside until ready to use. Store in airtight container. 

Directions: 

In a cocktail shaker, muddle 2 tablespoons of candied cranberries with 2 slices of orange. Add gin, Cointreau, bitters, ice and shake for 10-15 seconds. Rim a cooper mug with orange peel sugar, fill with ice, strain shaken Roxor, top with ginger beer, lime juice and cranberry juice. Garnish with candied cranberry skewer and mint leaves.

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