Moscow Mule Variations Just in Time for the Long Weekend
The August long weekend is always a little upsetting special for me since it’s in and around my birthday. The city is quiet as most lucky people head off to a cottage. This is why I used to celebrate my half-birthday in February as a child.
Now that I’m back in Canada and my parents live outside of town, I tend to either soak up the stillness of Toronto, or head out to visit them in Port Hope. We celebrated Canada’s birthday in the backyard with a gorgeous backdrop of peonies and a kit sent from Wheatley Vodka and Siren Communications. In this magical delivery (dropped strategically on my desk while I was working on 5 projects) were all the fixin’s for a Moscow Mule! Here’s how to make the cocktail in the traditional way:
Craft Distilled by Master Distiller Harlen Wheatley and his dedicated team at the Distillery, Wheatley Vodka is made in small batches using Harlen’s one of a kind micro-still and a unique recipe of wheat and other grains.
Distilled a total of 10 times, triple filtered, and bottled at 82 proof, this artisanal vodka has a clean, crisp, and fresh taste. Harlen has always wanted to make a premium vodka, and knows from experience that wheat offers a delicate and balanced flavor profile.
The wheat recipe is cooked, fermented, and distilled seven times on the micro-still before being married with a recipe made from other grains and distilled an additional three times. As Harlen describes it, “This is how vodka is supposed to taste.”
Tasting Notes:Crafted in small batches, it has notes of citrus, wheat and traces of vanilla. Medium-bodied and clean, pure, and crisp on the nose, it has a long finish.
Low-Carb Cookie Dough bites are super easy to make, have no eggs, and hit the spot every time! Read on to find out how to make these keto-friendly eats.
Yields 14 servings
4 tbsp. Butter
8 tbsp. Cream Cheese
1/3 cup Erythritol
1/2 tsp. Pure Vanilla Extract
1/2 tsp. kosher salt
3/4 cup coconut flour
3 tbsp. Dark chocolate chips
Whip butter until light and fluffy. I didn’t use a hand mixer, but it wouldn’t be a bad idea if you have one.
Add cream cheese and continue to whip.
Add erythritol, vanilla and salt and beat until combined.
Add the coconut flour slowly and mix until there are no lumps.
Toss in chocolate chips.
Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and put in refrigerator for 20 minutes until firm.
Scoop into little balls and roll until you’re satisfied with the shape.
Enjoy your Low-Carb Cookie Dough Fat Bombs!
3.5 g Net Carbs (5.9 g Carbs & 2.4 g Fiber)
7.9 g Fat
1.4 g Protein
I made another version of this Low-Carb Cookie Dough recipe adding a bit of cocoa powder and a bit of peanut butter. Maybe not the greatest when trying to make something portable, but taking a spoon to it after dinner and letting yourself have a bite? Pretty tasty!
*Don’t try baking these into actual cookies. They won’t taste great!
I genuine hate finding recipes on blogs because you have to sift through the story of why and for whom this keto recipe was made on a particular spring day in ZzzZzzZzz…
1/2 Cup Heavy Cream
1 Tablespoon Stevia (or 0 Calorie Erythritol)
1 Tablespoon Unsweetened Cocoa Powder
1 Teaspoon Pure Vanilla Extract
1 Tablespoon Sugar Free Chocolate Chips
1/2 Tablespoon Peanut Butter
Nuts? Add in whatever you like – just consult the nutritional facts first.
Combine all ingredients in a jar with a screw top. Make sure it’s one you can shake without the contents going everywhere.
Shake vigorously for 2-3 minutes.
Freeze for 2 hours +
3.4 g Net Carbs (5.4 g Carbs & 2 g Fiber)
22.7 g Fat
1.7 g Protein
The backstory: I have a massive sweet tooth. I’m pretty good about watching what I eat on a low-carb or keto diet, but when it comes to that time when PMS starts to rear its ugly head, I want a little something sweet. This keto recipe was inspired by Peace Love and Low Carb , but I genuinely had to scroll through the website and a gazillion ads that find the ingredients and instructions. No bueno!
Hope you enjoy this recipe – I only make as much as I’ll allow myself to finish in one sitting, but if you’ve got more willpower than me go ahead and batch up a bunch for your keto diet!