May 3, 2017 - Food and Drink

These are the three best off-beat Moscow Mules in the city (plus one classic)

The fresh, light cocktail made simply with vodka, lime and simple syrup that has everybody Instagramming a picture of a frosty copper mug is officially in season. While Charlotte hasn’t yet graduated to the 10-pound monstrosity that’s making its way through New York City, bartenders have begun putting their own spin on the classic.

Blackberry Mezcal

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Exactly what it sounds like. Blackberry-infused Mezcal, lime juice and topped with fresh ginger and blackberries.

Find it: The Cellar at Duckworth’s

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Cucumber Mule

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Agenda Digital Strategist Lizzy Sirkin has said that Soul’s take on the original is the best she’s ever had in Charlotte, and the fact that it’s on tap is most likely testament to how popular the drink is. It’s made with Absolut, cucumber juice, fresh ginger, key lime juice and sugar. $12

Find it: Soul Gastrolounge, 1500 Central Avenue

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Moscow Muleshine

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Made with Poteen moonshine, ginger beer, freshly squeezed lime and shiso leaf, an Asian herb in the mint family. $12

Find it: Cowfish Sushi Burger Bar

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Texas Mule

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Hello, traditionalists (there’s nothing wrong with this). You’ll find your favorite traditional Mule in the city can be found at Heist, where they top it with their own in-house made ginger beer. $9

Find it: Heist, 2909 North Davidson Street

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