How To Make A Moscow Mule
With the Moscow mule being one of the most popular cocktails it is a good recipe to have at your finger tips, especially if you’re one who likes to entertain. Or if you just like mixing yourself a drink to enjoy. The nice thing is is they are one of the easiest drinks to make.Just Give Me The Recipe Already
The Moscow mule is one of our very favorite cocktails to make and drink. It’s right up there with our Raspberry Mint Martini and our Spicy Pineapple Rum Cocktail. There are literally endless variations you can do like our Peach and Gin Moscow Mule 😀. We have a few recommendations and tips to make your Moscow mule the best ever! Keep reading to find out more.
What You Need to Make This Recipe
- Vodka (Titos is our go-to)
- Ginger Beer (our favorite brand is Cock n Bull)
- Fresh lime juice
Moscow Mule Variations
There are endless variations and twists you can do to the Moscow mule. Your imagination is the limit. We will list a few of the most popular ones below and a few of our own creations.
For a Kentucky mule you will just switch out the vodka for bourbon/whiskey. We preferer using one that is on the less sweet side like Pendleton because the ginger beer is already really sweet.
We are far from whiskey experts and just use what tastes good to us. You will have to experiment to see what your favorite is.
Gin Gin Mule or London Mule
This is a Moscow mule made with gin in the place of vodka. Try this Peach Gin Mule.
Switch out the vodka for tequila to make a Mexican mule.
Dark and Stormy, would this be a Caribbean mule?? Maybe
Use dark rum in place of vodka.
Raspberry Lemon Mule
This is one of our creations. We add a small handful of raspberries and trade the lime for lemon then garnish with mint.
Montana Mule or Huckleberry Mule
Use huckleberry flavored vodka, we recommend Wild Roots or 44° North
One of our favorite things to do to a mule is to add a small handful of fresh or frozen berries. Blackberries, blueberries or raspberries.
The secret to a fantastic Moscow mule is having everything COLD and of course using high quality ingredients.
- Chill your ginger beer
- Freeze your vodka
- You can even chill your cup
- Use lots of ice
- Use a ginger beer that has a good kick to it (we have our favorite listed below).
What is a Moscow Mule
A Moscow mule is a cocktail made with just three simple ingredients: Vodka, Ginger beer and Lime juice. It is traditionally served in a copper mug (said to keep the drink cold). But you can serve it in pretty much whatever you want. Some people prefer the copper mug because they say it makes it taste different but honestly we can’t really tell a difference, even after sipping out of different cups side by side. But if that is what you like then absolutely go for it! It really does look cool!
What is The Best Ginger Beer for Moscow Mules
Cock n Bull is our favorite and Fever Tree is runner up.
We actually did a blind taste test with a few people and everyone’s favorite was Cock n Bull.
Fun fact: It is said that the Moscow mule was invented in a bar called Cock n Bull. We didn’t know that at the time of our blind taste test.
These are the brands we blind tested (listed favorite to least favorite). They were just the ones we could find at our local grocery stores.
- Cock n Bull (great)
- Fever Tree (great)
- Q Ginger Beer (great)
- Bedford’s (good)
- Reed’s (ok)
- Signature Select (too sweet, not enough ginger flavor)
🍸 Lets Get Mixing 🍸Print Recipe
Step by step instructions with photos
Fill your glass of choice clear full of ice. Add 1/2 ounce Fresh lime juice (usually 1 wedge) and 2 ounces Vodka. Top with 4-6 ounces Ginger beer. Stir gently a couple times. Enjoy!
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How To Make A Moscow Mule
- 2 ounces Vodka
- 1/2 onuce (1 wedge) Fresh lime juice
- 4-6 ounces Ginger beer
- Fill your cup clear full of ice. Pour the vodka and lime over the ice. Top with ginger beer. Stir gently a few times. Garnish with a lime slice and fresh ginger if desired.
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