The original Apple Cider Moscow Mule recipe! This cocktail is a fall twist on a classic Moscow Mule. It’s a lightly spiced mule and is easy to make, and best served in a copper mug to keep it icy cold.
We had to put the half-gallon of apple cider we have from our apple picking adventure to good use, so Moscow Mules it is!! As much as I love a standard Moscow Mule and our popular Blueberry Moscow Mules I wanted to put a fall twist on it and this one is by far my favorite yet!
An Apple Cider Moscow Mule with sprinkled cinnamon, apple cider, a little lime, ginger vodka, and ginger beer!! Fall in a cup and until our hand-pressed apple cider is gone, it’s my go-to cocktail!
The cinnamon adds a beautiful fall aroma and the apple and ginger are a match made in cocktail heaven. Of course, the bonus is that they’re beyond easy to make! No shaking or muddling, just pour and enjoy!
How to make Apple Cider Moscow Mules – Step by Step
These delicious apple cider cocktail really couldn’t be any easier to make, it comes together in a matter of minutes with a few ingredients.
Add the vodka, apple cider, and lime juice into a copper mug, then fill it with ice.
Sprinkle a little cinnamon over the ice and then top up the mug with ginger beer.
Stir the drink and garnish with an apple slice and a cinnamon stick for a delicious fall drink!
Why do mules have to be served in a copper mug?
Moscow Mules are traditionally served in copper mugs, like the ones you can see in the photos, and that’s not just to make them look pretty!
The metal cup keeps the cocktail delightfully cold while you drink it, and it means the ice doesn’t melt as quickly which can result in the dilution of your drink.
The history of a Moscow Mule
Despite its name, the Moscow Mule was first created in Manhatten in the 1940s. Made with vodka, ginger beer, and lime juice and garnished with a lime and mint leaves, it is a simple but wonderfully easy and refreshing cocktail.
There are many variations on the original Moscow Mule recipe, including this Apple Cider Moscow Mule. One of the most famous is the Kentucky Mule, where the vodka is replaced with bourbon.
Apple Cider Moscow Mules – a delicious fall drink recipe
It’s no secret that I’m a huge fan of Moscow Mules and it felt only right that I make a fall version of one of my favorite cocktails! This mule is slightly spiced with cinnamon and apple cider gives it a wonderful freshness. Low in calories and easy to make, this mule cocktail is a must-have!
Top tips for making Apple Cider Moscow Mules
- Be sure to serve your mules in copper mugs – they make a huge difference!
- Use a good quality ginger beer.
- It’s best to make these mules as and when you need them, rather than making them ahead of time, otherwise the ginger beer will go flat.
- If you are serving these mules to guests, the are best paired with spicy foods!
More Moscow Mule Variations for you to try!
French Mule Cocktail by Slow The Cook Down
The Irish Mule by Fox and Briar
If you have tried this apple cider Moscow mule recipe, then please rate it and let us know how it turned out in the comments below!
Apple Cider Moscow Mules
- 1 oz ginger flavored vodka
- 2 oz apple cider (store bought or homemade)
- juice of one small lime wedge
- 1/2 cup good quality ginger beer to top off (adjust to taste)
- cinnamon to sprinkle
- In a copper mug, add the vodka, apple cider and lime juice.
- Fill the glass with ice, sprinkle cinnamon over the ice, then top off with ginger beer.
- Stir well and garnish with an apple slice and cinnamon stick.