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13 Delicious Moscow Mule Recipes


13 Delicious Moscow Mule Recipes for Every Season!

Here’s a little Moscow Mule history for you… did you know the original recipe was created in Los Angeles? This makes me extremely happy considering our love for the cocktail… we are such huge fans! Since it’s one of our favorite cocktails, we’re celebrating with some of our favorite recipes!

Cardamom Moscow Mule by Honestly Yum

These recipes all have a unique twist to the classic cocktail making it extra flavorful and colorful! While the traditional version uses 3 main ingredients: lime, ginger beer and vodka, there are so many amazing ways to spice it up! Funny enough, my favorite way doesn’t even use ginger beer! It consists of a homemade ginger syrup or this syrup with a splash of club soda.

The Tokyo is made with Sake and Cucumber. It’s refreshing and the flavors blend so nicely together.

Spiced Ginger Pear by The Kitchy Kitchen

Grapefruit and ginger is one of my favorite flavor combos. We love this one by The Sweetest Occasion

Our refreshing Kombucha Mule with ginger peach kombucha is a must! The Kombucha adds more bubbles and flavor and it’s the perfect summer  mule!

Moscow Mule Mugs

We have a rule… it is not a Moscow Mule if it’s not served in some type of  copper mug. The copper mug is the companion to the mule. You can do a stainless steel mug with copper on the outside, but it’s tradition that the cocktail be served in an ice cold mug. It makes the drink feel colder and more refreshing.

I have several mugs and these are my favorite that we use time and time again.

A Fresh Georgia Peach by Waiting on Martha

Oh how this screams summer! We even made pineapple flowers and topped it with candied ginger. Absolutely delicious! Pineapple and Ginger Moscow Mule from Sugar and Charm

These three variations by A Beautiful Mess are delicious! This one is a garden mule. Yum! See them all here.

Quick tip – You can also make a quick mocktail with ginger beer and lime juice in a copper mug, filled with ice. Super easy!

Say hi to the original Apple Cider Moscow Mule! After a long day apple picking and pressing apples, I wanted a refreshing cocktail. I made a mule and I added some of our fresh pressed apple juice and cinnamon. It was a hit everywhere after that.

Blueberry Mule by Sugar and Charm

Our Lemon and Sage  is absolutely refreshing and even has a little limoncello in it!

The Best Ginger Beer Brands

Fever Tree

Crabbie’s Original Alcoholic

The Ginger People

Reeds Extra Ginger Beer


Around the holidays we love to make a Gingerbread Mule! It consists of gingerbread spices and molasses!

Moscow Mule Variations

Now that you see how many Moscow Mules you can make, here are even more variations to try!

Ginger beer or Ginger Syrup:

  • Personally I actually like using a little of both in mine. Make a ginger simple syrup or buy this one, which is my favorite! Top it off with a little ginger beer.
  • Ginger beer with Alcohol, such as Crabbies Ginger Beer. You can add even more of a kick with Crabbies which also contains alcohol.
  • Use ginger juice when making your own simple syrup. 1/2 cup ginger juice and 1/2 cup sugar simmered until sugar is melted.

Changing the Liquor:

  • Vodka
  • Rum
  • Irish Whiskey
  • Gin
  • Bourbon
  • Tequila
  • Sake


Adding Fruit:

You can muddle and add any fruit you like to the cocktail! We especially love berries, juicy fruit and even cucumbers muddled at the bottom.

Adding Liqueurs:

Use a dash of liqueurs to give the cocktail more flavor. Here are a few suggestions.

    • Lemoncillo
    • Grand Marnier
    • Cherry
    • Pear
    • Pama

Herbs and Edible Flowers:

Many recipes call for mint in a mule and it is very refreshing. Herbs are great for flavor and decor and edible flowers add charm to any cocktail!

Our Pear Irish Mule is a fun twist on the classic and it’s made with Irish Whisky!

Here are 5 Things you Didn’t Know About the Moscow Mule  – Food & Wine. If you make any of these recipes let us know in the comments below! Or please share your favorite variation with us. We love hearing what you all make!

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