Kumquat and Blood orange refresher with hint of spicy ginger

San Diego Mule

Mule cocktails are my favorite among mixed drinks category. I love the refreshing citrus with strong spicy hint of ginger in ginger beer. Mule cocktails became my favorite when I first had Moscow Mule in a local San Diego pub.

San Diego Mule

For all mule cocktail fans, I am sharing my version of this ginger-citrus refresher - the San Diego Mule. San Diego Mule has citrus punch from sweet and sour kumquats, bitter-sweet blood oranges and spicy ginger.

Looking forward to watch my hometown San Diego Chargers take on the Cincinnati Bengals tomorrow, and my San Diego Mule will cheer up the supporters.


San Diego Mule

San Diego Mule
Total Time Prep Time Cook Time Cuisine American Category Difficulty Easy Yields 2 Servings (Serves: 2)


  • 1/2 Cup Kumquat
  • 4 Blood Orange (fresh juice of medium size blood oranges)
  • 4 Vodka (ounce of vodka)
  • 1/2 tbsp Sugar
  • 1 Ginger Beer
  • 1/4 Cup Mint (fresh mint leaves)


  • 1. In a jar, add half of the sliced kumquats, half of mint leaves. Add 1/2 tsp sugar and muddle to release the oils from kumquat skin and mint leaves. Add juice of blood oranges, crushed ice and vodka. Shake well. Divide equally among 2 ice filled glasses, fill rest of glass with ginger beer. garnish with remaining slices of kumquats, mint leaves and serve immediately.

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