Gifting Practical Gifts & How to Make a Southern Apple Mule (Recipe)

I've said it before and I will say it over and over - I am a sucker for giving practical gifts. Yes, those little knick knacks ar...




I've said it before and I will say it over and over - I am a sucker for giving practical gifts. Yes, those little knick knacks are cute and some people may love them, but there's nothing that beats a gift that can certainly be used! Oriental trading offers some great options for gifts, especially personalized gifts.

For hubby, I chose to create a custom drink recipe and gift, as well as a personalized pocket knife.








For the gift, which I placed within a basket, but would also look great in one of these distressed wooden trays.


For the gift, I included:
Moscow mule metal cup
Marble glass coaster set
Apple-flavored vodka (miniature bottle)
Ginger beer (can)
Lime juice
Apple
Flavored fruit chews
Personalized pocket knife


southern apple mule

The mule itself is easy enough to replicate, including only four ingredients.


1 can of ginger beer
3 oz. of apple-flavored vodka
2 tbsp. of lime juice.
1 apple, for garnish


Add vodka and lime juice to a larger copper mule cup.
Top with ginger beer until cup is full. Stir.
Cut the apple into wedges. Place 2-3 wedges into cup for a satisfying spritz.
Garnish with an apple wedge and enjoy!








The recipe can be created with a diet ginger beer for less calories, carbs, etc. Either way, it's an incredibly simple recipe and refreshingly delicious soda cocktail, great for sipping.







This was such a fun and quick gift to put together. I also enjoyed creating and sipping on this delicious cocktail creation.

















I received complimentary products from Oriental Trading in exchange for this post. Any opinions expressed are mine and mine alone. 

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4 comments

  1. A) I LOVE the Oriental Trading Co. & used to pore obsessively through their catalogs as a kid, B) this is such a cute gift idea!

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    1. Yes. Those catalogs were my favorites as a child! And thank you. :D

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  2. That mule looks and sounds delicious! Wish I was sipping on one of those right now.

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