Listen, we love the change in seasons just as much as the next gal… and are admittedly looking forward to indulging in about 700 Pumpkin Spice Lattes. However, we simply refuse to let the final moments of summer slip away. We wait all year for balmy evenings under the stars, and we plan on enjoying every last one. With Rue La La by our side, we’ll be throwing a cocktail party to remember.

First up, we needed to decide on a signature cocktail- and a Blueberry Moscow Mule was an obvious choice! Blueberries are a great seasonal addition, and we want to make sure to enjoy them as often as possible before the weather turned cold. {TIP: Find the recipe for the cocktail below!}

One of the staples to a good Moscow Mule is the crushed ice. Lucky for us, Rue La La has a functional and adorable ice crushing kit. Next up, you need to have the proper mug- we love this classic copper version. And let’s be honest… cute paper straws make the perfect finishing touch. For snacks, serve small bites on a wooden cheese tray and set out bowls of fresh fruit. Our final tip for the perfect cocktail party? While a signature beverage is a nice touch, you’ll want to cater to the beer drinkers of the group. This glassware aligns with the look of the event and is ideal for a frosty brew.

With everything that Rue La La has to offer, it’s easy to build your own cocktail party. Follow our lead, our visit their cocktail shop and dream up a party of your own… just don’t forget to toast to the final days of summer!

BLUEBERRY MOSCOW MULE:
3 oz. blueberries
2 sprigs mint leaves
1.5 oz. vodka
6 oz. ginger beer
Crushed ice
1 lime wedge

Muddle blueberries and mint in a shaker.

Add vodka and ginger beer and gently shake.

Squeeze lime onto mug of crushed ice and drop wedge in.

Strain drink from shaker.

Garnish with fresh blueberries and a few mint leaves.

Enjoy!

Shop the Story: 1. Presentation Cheese Set // 2. “Get Smashed” Ice Crushing Set // 3. Paper Straws // 4. Old Dutch Copper Moscow Mule Mug // 5. Bowls // 6. Biere Set