Nothing says summer like backyard get-togethers with good conversation, and ice-cold cocktails. Our personal drink of choice during these warm summer evenings is a classic Moscow Mule, served in our oh-so-adorable Fiesta copper mugs (a must for Mules)! Our licensed mugs are found at Dillard’s, Bed Bath & Beyond, and Kohl’s, and come in both full size (18 oz.), and miniature (2 oz.) for measuring out shots. Luckily for us, we have one of the best Moscow Mule makers in the biz right here at the factory: Uncle Pete!
As some of you may know, Homer Laughlin is a family owned and operated company. Pete is an in law of the family, with his wife, Jeannie, being a 4th generation owner. He works as VP in the company and helps to oversee the manufacturing of our beloved Fiesta Dinnerware. During family parties on their back porch, you can always count on Uncle Pete to bring his famous Moscow Mules to the fun. He’s been making this recipe for years, and now we’re sharing it with all of you!
Pete’s tips for this concoction are to always use copper mugs, and to make sure you get a good ginger beer that’s not too bitter, and not too sweet. His ginger beer of choice is Gosling’s. Now drink up and enjoy!
This recipe is so easy, we can’t believe we never thought to make Frozen Banana Pops sooner. You’ll definitely want to bring your family and friends in on the fun. Make a party of it!
First, cut the bananas in half. Then insert popsicle sticks about halfway through each banana. (You can find popsicle sticks at any craft store.) Freeze the bananas overnight.
Next, melt the chocolate chips and vegetable oil in the microwave. For best results, heat for 30 seconds and then stir. Repeat until the chocolate is smooth. Be sure not to overheat because chocolate will become grainy and lose its smooth consistency.
Immediately dip the bananas in the chocolate while the chocolate is warm. We put our melted chocolate in a Fiesta Tumbler. The shape allows for perfect dipping!
Then dip each chocolate covered banana in your choice of toppings. You’ll want to do this before the chocolate sets or the toppings won’t stick. We dipped our bananas in colorful sprinkles, crushed walnuts, chocolate candies, and shredded coconut. Our Fiesta Fruit/Salsa Bowls made it easy to rolls the bananas in the toppings.
Place bananas on wax or parchment paper until the chocolate sets. Or you can enjoy right away, but the chocolate will be a little messier.
That’s all there is to it! We hope you enjoy this summer treat. Be sure to let us know if you make it and what kind of toppings you use.