Rude Rudy Cocktail Recipe with Jack Rudy Tonic Syrup

Why wait for the weekend…? When your Jack Rudy Cocktail Company order comes, you don’t wait to make a cocktail.

I’m not a mixologist, I entertain at home and like most of us, we want to come up with delicious drinks and cocktails to serve our guests.  Why should bars be unique?  A home bar is just as good as a martini or high end regular bar?  It shouldn’t.  A Home Bar (or your friends bar!) is the perfect bar!  I created a Facebook Page for my recipes and tips / tricks called The Kitchen Beast and I’d be honored if you’d like and follow me there!!!

Jack Rudy for those that don’t know is a boutique small batch prohibition era style company that makes absolutely delicious syrups and other mixers.  I have tried their elderflower tonic syrup, regular original tonic syrup, extra bitter tonic syrup, sweet tea syrup, and the other goodies Jack Rudy has like vermouth soaked olives, etc.  Everything was delicious but in my honest opinion, the elderflower tonic syrup and the original tonic syrup are my favorites.  That’s what inspired me to create the Monday Night Rude Rudy Cocktail!!!!!  So without further delay…

Monday Night Rude Rudy Cocktail Recipe


Add together:
1 1/2oz. Makers Mark 46 Bourbon
3/4 oz. Jack Rudy Elderflower Tonic Syrup

Add ice, and top with 5oz. Carbonated Water (club soda or sparkling water will do just fine!)

For a little “extra” you can add a couple drops of Jack Rudy Cocktail Company Aromatic Bitters

Stir or shake, your preference.

Sip and enjoy responsibly!

The Perfect Moscow Mule – Copper Mugs

How to make The Perfect Moscow Mule.

Every amazing Moscow Mule starts with copper mugs.  There’s no doubt about it. A high quality copper mug is essential to the process.  It adds a connection to your mule cocktail and it looks stunning.  Copper has long been thought to be symbolic of royalty and used for special occasions or saved for special people.  If you’re here reading this blog, you’re a special person!

Now you need the perfect ingredients:

  • 1/2 oz. lime juice (around 1/2 a lime)
  • 2 oz. vodka
  • 4-6 oz. ginger beer (you can substitute ginger ale)
  • Simple Syrup (add to taste)

How to make the perfect Moscow Mule:

  1. Add crushed ice to your Copper Moscow Mule Mug — The BEST Copper Mugs are HERE at Amazon.
  2. Squeeze juice of 1/2 lime into a metal shaker filled with cubed ice.
  3. Add vodka, and 1/2 ounce (give or take) of simple syrup (see below for Recipe for simple syrup).
  4. Shake the shaker vigorously and then pour into the copper mug, and fill with cold ginger beer.  You can use ginger ale if you wish…. but ginger beer works better.
  5. Serve with a stirring rod.  If you buy the mugs I recommend ( ) it comes with a BEAUTIFUL copper straw!
  6. Garnish with a lime.

Now, simple syrup is so simple.  Really.

How to make simple syrup:

In a sauce pan combine:

1 cup sugar
1 cup water

Simple, huh?  Bring to a boil, then let it cool.  I put the sauce pan right in a big bowl of ice – or take the simple syrup out and pour it into a glass bowl surrounded by ice. I rarely think about this in advance, so I’m doing last minute syrup making!

And there you have it.  How to make the Perfect Moscow Mule!

I purchased these Copper Moscow Mule Mugs at a significant discount.  There was no requirement to post or review them, I simply wanted to share these amazing mugs with everyone as I’m thoroughly happy with them!!!  They will help you make the perfect cocktail as well!

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I was able to purchase one of these at a significant discount in exchange for an honest and unbiased review.  I have no affiliation with this company whatsoever and my words and experiences with this product are 100% my own.

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The smell is WONDERFUL!  It makes me hungry for pancakes with fresh maple syrup.  Wow. It smells SO good.  It’s the perfect size for a living room and it’s less expensive than the “big popular candle company” – so it’s a good value.  Highly recommend this Sugar Creek Candle for anyone who loves fall smells and clean burning candles!

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