The F.X. Matt Brewery's latest creation is a hip summertime concoction from their hard soda line called Jed's Mule Kicker, a take on the popular Moscow Mule cocktail made famous in the 1960's.  The Moscow Mule cocktail contains vodka, ginger beer and lime; Jed's version is is a malt beverage that features Saranac Ginger Beer.

Mule Kicker will be making it into bars and outlets before Memorial Day, but is available for sample at the 1888 Tavern at the F.X. Matt Brewery in Utica.

"I really like this," said Bill Keeler of WIBX's First News with Keeler in the Morning during a recent sampling.  "It's really close to the actual Moscow Mule cocktail."

(Bill Keeler / WIBX)

Jed's Mule Kicker is perfect for the beach, backyard and bar.  The hard soda comes with a kick at 5.9% alcohol.