Article was written by our guest Carolina Padron

Any hour is happy hour in quarantine! Just kidding (maybe not…LOL). This fun spin on a cocktail favorite is inspired by Beauty For Real’s Lip Revival Scrub in Orange Spice, a deliciously spicy and sweet blend of natural sugar and essential oils that gently cleanse, exfoliate and condition the lips.

When I think spicy and sweet, I think Moscow Mule. With a few extra ingredients, this copper-mug classic tastes just like the everyday lip scrub.

If you’ve never made simple syrup, then you’re in luck because this recipe calls for it. Simple syrup can be flavored with just about anything, in our case we will be dropping in some cinnamon sticks to give our mules an extra kick.

If you have a shaker on hand, great! If not, no worries! This drink can be shaken or stirred. After you’ve combined all the ingredients into a copper mug (or chilled glass), garnish with an orange slice and cinnamon stick. Set the mood with some chill music, dim the lights and you’ll instantly be transported to a swanky bar without leaving your living room! Here’s what you need to bring this Moscow Mule variation to life...


Cinnamon Simple Syrup:

- 2 cups water

- 1 cup sugar

- 4 cinnamon sticks


- 2 oz. vodka (skip this to make it a mocktail)

- 2 oz. freshly squeezed orange juice.

- 4 oz. ginger beer (substitute ginger ale)

- 0.5 oz. cinnamon simple syrup 

- Cinnamon stick garnish

- Orange slice garnish

- Ice


Bring sugar and water to a boil, add cinnamon sticks. Simmer for 15 minutes, set aside to cool then transfer to an air-sealed glass container and chill in the refrigerator. Store 1-2 weeks for future use.

In a copper mug or chilled glass, add ice and all liquid ingredients. Stir, garnish and serve. Don’t forget to snap a pic and tag Beauty For Real!Orange SpiceAnd that’s it. This recipe is super simple, spicy and sweet. Cheers!

Will you be trying this delicious Moscow Mule variation? Let us know in the comments!

XO, Caro 

Carolina Padron is a lifestyle, beauty and motherhood blogger. Make sure you connect with her on Instagram or on her website.

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