(note: This is a guest post by Sarah Hauser who posts lots of yummy recipes and insights about faith and family over at sarahjhauser.com.)

Spring is around the corner! That means it’s officially cold brew season. Well, it’s always cold brew season, but there’s nothing like sipping an ice cold drink on a warm day. This Coffee Mule is perfect for just that!

Eric first made me a version of this drink a few months ago, and I have to admit I was skeptical. I wasn’t so sure about the combination of lime, ginger beer, and coffee. All three are strong, distinct flavors. I thought the combination would taste like they were fighting a flavor battle in my mouth. Much to my surprise (and delight!), each ingredient complemented the others perfectly, and nothing tasted overpowering. Honestly, this is now one of my new favorite drinks.

So many mocktails lack flavor or just taste like a typical soda, but this one will not let you down. If you want to make the cocktail version, just add a splash of vodka. Either way, I think you’ll love it! Enjoy!

Coffee Mule
Yields 1 drink

3 ounces cold brew coffee concentrate (such as FreshGround’s Black Ice Brew)
3 ounces ginger beer
1 ounce Rose’s sweetened lime juice
1 ounce vodka (optional)
Lime wedges for serving

In a cocktail shaker filled with ice, add the cold brew, lime juice, and vodka (if using). Shake vigorously for at least 15 seconds.

Strain into a cocktail glass or copper mug filled with crushed ice. Pour in the ginger beer. Give it a gentle stir and top with a couple lime wedges. Serve and enjoy!

Notes: You can easily adjust the proportions to your liking! If you want it sweeter, add more ginger beer or Rose’s lime juice. If I’m making this with vodka, I usually opt for an extra splash of Rose’s.

While I like this best shaken, if you’re making this for a crowd you can definitely multiply the recipe and stir all the ingredients together in a pitcher.

Sarah J Hauser

Sarah J Hauser

I’m a wife, mama, and omnivore. I write about food, creativity, faith, and motherhood over on my blog at sarahjhauser.com. You can also find me on Instagram (@sarah.j.hauser).