Today’s Oprah Show featured Oprah and her best friend Gayle taking a road trip and camping trip to Yosemite National Park. On this show, Oprah and Gayle shop for the trip, share some camping adventures and get in tune with nature.
A letter from a park ranger, Shelton Johnson, is what sparked an interest in such a trip. Shelton stated in his letter his concern for the low numbers of African-Americans who actually visit national parks. Oprah and Gayle set out on a trip to meet Shelton and show people just what they are missing.
The show was filled with shopping for the trip, the road trip itself, setting up camp, exploring some of the treasures at Yosemite and meeting their new campground neighbors.
While on the camping trip, Oprah and Gayle make Moscow Mules, a drink to share with others who are camping. The making of this drink turns out to be an adventure in itself as they struggle with opening a bottle and squeezing the limes! At the end of the show, Oprah shares her recipe for this, stating that Moscow Mules are her new favorite drink.
Recipe for Moscow Mules:
1 ounce Vodka
1 tsp. sugar syrup
Fresh Lime Juice
½ Cup Ginger Beer
1 sprig of fresh mint
1 slice of lime
In a mug, pour vodka over ice. Add the sugar syrup and fresh lime juice and mix. Top with the ginger beer. Garnish the drink with the fresh mint and slice of lime. This recipe serves one.
Source: The Oprah Show: http://www.oprah.com/food/Moscow-Mule-Recipe_1