The Cocktail Compendium: Serves Inspired by Mother Earth

At X MUSE we take inspiration from a range of sources and it is not just via art and artists but also through artistic practice and thinking. We enjoy exploring what we see before us whilst also considering what lies right in front of our eyes. We enjoy questioning our focal point and believe that perspective can be diverted in order to reveal new insight. X MUSE is a brand that identifies the parallels between business and art, and as a team, we have integrated the discourse of artists into the vision and methods to bring you our delicious vodka.

With Earth Day approaching on Wednesday 22nd April, what better way to honour Mother Earth than with deliciously easy vodka cocktails? Many of our cocktails are inspired by Mother Nature and offer an array of vibrant colours and delicious serves to truly praise Mother Earth in all her glory. We have compiled a list of some of our best vodka cocktails inspired by Mother Nature ahead of Earth Day. Below you will find three of our simple vodka cocktails, all of which were first served at the X MUSE Helicon Workshop reception back in November 2021 and have all been fan favourites ever since.

The X MUSE Mule

The X MUSE Mule is a reimagined version of the well-known vodka mule with an X MUSE twist, adding clear pineapple juice into the mix to add a truly sweet sensation from start to finish. This cocktail uses ingredients directly from Mother Earth herself, and the sandy golden colour combined with the green mint garnish gives the feeling of a sandy beach in the summer.

40ml X MUSE Scottish barley vodka
15ml Velvet Falernum
20ml Clear Pineapple Juice
10ml Simple Syrup (1:1)
75ml Ginger Ale

We find the best way to garnish the X MUSE MULE is with a piece of mint nestled in the top of a highball glass. We love this refreshing drink due to the simplicity - just shake the ingredients and build and you are good to go.

The Garda Muse

Our Garda Muse cocktail is inspired by FormaFantasma and is a testament to one of the most beautiful places in the world - The Garda Lake. Lake Garda offers an abundance of beauty due to its attractive scenery and the picturesque towns which surround it. The diverse landscape of Lake Garda is scattered with mountains across the northern part of the lake and green hills down the south. Some areas of the lake even offer beaches with rocks, sand and even grass all of which lay peacefully next to crystal clear waters. We love the garda muse as the final creation is reminiscent of the stunning waters presented when visiting Lake Garda.

“One of our favourite spots in the world is Garda Lake. The area is famous for its lemons, olive oil, and lacustrine algae. We think the cocktail should reference this sandy green water of the lake” - FormaFantasma

This tantalising concoction is created with a mouthwatering blend of X MUSE vodka stirred down with Cinzano Branco, kummel and coconut. To finish we find that it is best served chilled and garnished using olive lemon oil. Yum!

60ml X MUSE Scottish Barley Vodka
10ml Cinzano Biano
2.5ml Kummel
2.5ml Coconut (Bristol)
3 dashes of olive lemon oil

Every great cocktail deserves an equally great piece of glassware. The best glassware for the GARDA MUSE is the X MUSE Coupette by FormaFantasma. Simply stir down the earthly ingredients and fine strain it before pouring it into your chilled glass. To complete the GARDA MUSE simply add some olive lemon oil and...voila!

The X MUSE Fresh-Spiration

The X MUSE FRESH-SPIRATION uses a mixture of X MUSE vodka, italicus and soda. This cocktail is best served with a slice of pink grapefruit and mint buried into the top of the glass. This easy vodka cocktail is an excellent choice due to its simplicity and the limited number of ingredients required. We love the vibrant colours of the pink grapefruit combined with the green mint nestled peacefully on top of the clear liquid which serves as an excellent homage to Mother Nature herself.

50ml X MUSE Scottish barley vodka
10ml Italicus
75ml Soda

This cocktail is perfect when enjoyed in either a highball or rock glass. Build and stir the ingredients accordingly and finish off with your pink grapefruit and mint for a cocktail that truly embodies Mother Earth.