The Moscow Mule is beloved for its sweet-spicy flavor, attractive copper mug and insane, stunt-like mutations. While the classic is damn near perfect the way it is, we like to play around with the original recipe to find fun new ways of drinking the vodka cocktail—or eating it (here’s looking at you, Moscow Mule Jello Shots). And that urge to put a spin on the gingery drink gets stronger and stronger as the seasons change. Lucky for us, we’re not alone in our spritzy ambitions.
With the big thaw on the horizon, the brown root vegetables at farmers market stalls are joined by leafy greens, bright berries and blooming flowers. All that fresh produce inspired three bartenders—and one chef—to use springtime flavors in their unique twists on the darling Mule. Whip up one of these variations, and get your fix of liquid sunshine.