Moscow Mules are always a hit and very refreshing! This blueberry Moscow Mule is a fruity twist on the classic mule. It’s filled with blueberry flavor and spicy ginger and is ideal for summer sipping.
We love this cocktail because it’s a great drink to sip on while relaxing by the lake during the summer months, and the ginger vibe makes it friendly around the holidays and has a gorgeous color. The copper mug keeps it fresh and cold too!
Check out our favorite Moscow Mule recipes, including our classic Moscow mule and get creative and add your flavors!
While making them this time, I wanted to add something different to the mix. So we made an effortless blueberry ginger syrup to pour over the Moscow Mule, and a Blueberry Moscow Mule was born.
The syrup adds a blueberry flavor and color to the cocktail. I also love the added antioxidants from the fresh berries!
How to Make a This Blueberry Moscow Mule Recipe
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We will share everything you need to know to make this delicious, crowd-pleaser cocktail, answer questions and share our tips. Jump to the bottom of the post for the recipe card and measurements.
Blueberry Ginger Simple Syrup
The syrup is what gives the Moscow Mule the blueberry flavor. To make it extra gingery, we use ginger juice, it’s pressed ginger without added sugar. It adds the best ginger flavor!
To make the syrup, you’ll need ginger juice, sugar, and fresh blueberries. Please take a look at the recipe in the recipe card below.
- Ginger Beer – Use good quality ginger beer made with natural ginger.
- Fresh Lime Juice – Only use freshly squeezed lime juice.
- Vodka – Use a high-quality vodka.
- Blueberry Ginger Syrup – This is made with fresh blueberries and ginger. Check out our guide to making simple syrup for more.
Squeeze fresh lime juice in a small bowl.
Add the vodka, ginger blueberry syrup, and lime juice to a copper cup.
Add ginger beer and Stir it to mix.
Serve with blueberries or a lime wedge.
This Moscow Mules Recipe works best if delivered in a copper vessel!
The most scientific benefit of using copper Moscow mule mugs is temperature. For centuries, the best drinkers have known that chilled drinks in copper cups offer an extra-cool sensation due to the metal quickly taking on the icy temperature of the cocktail.
Tips for Making This Cocktail Recipe
You can use ginger ale instead if you don’t have ginger beer.
I always suggest serving this drink in a copper mug for the best flavor, but you can also use a mason jar for fun too.
You can experiment with flavored or infused vodka to give your mule an extra kick.
Muddle fresh blueberries or other seasonal fruit in the Moscow mule mug for different blueberry flavors.
Use blueberry vodka for extra blueberry flavor.
Garnish your mule with fresh blueberries, a lime wedge, and mint leaves for the perfect presentation.
Origins of The Moscow Mule
The mule was born in Manhattan but “stalled” on the West Coast for the duration. The birthplace of “Little Moscow” was New York’s Chatham Hotel. That was back in 1941 when the first carload of Jack Morgan’s Cock ‘n’ Bull ginger beer was railing over the plains to give New Yorkers a happy surprise.
The Violette Family helped. Three friends were in the Chatham bar; one was John A. Morgan, known as Jack, president of Cock ‘n’ Bull Products and owner of the Hollywood Cock ‘n’ Bull Restaurant; one was John G. Martin, president of G.F. Heublein Brothers Inc. of Hartford, Conn., and the third was Rudolph Kunett, president of the Pierre Smirnoff, Heublein’s vodka division.
Martin and Kunett had their minds on their vodka and wondered what would happen if a two-ounce shot joined with Morgan’s ginger beer and the squeeze of lemon.
Ice was ordered, lemons procured, mugs ushered in, and the concoction put together. It was good. It lifted the spirit to adventure. Moscow Mules were born!
This story was well known for years; however, in 2007 a new version of the invention of the Moscow mule cocktail was published.
In this version, the cocktail’s inventor was Wes Price, Morgan’s head bartender, and the drink was born out of a need to clear the bar’s cellar packed with unsaleable goods such as Smirnoff Vodka and ginger beer.
When to Serve This Drink
This cocktail is perfect for any occasion. Whether you are entertaining friends or want a special drink to enjoy after a long day, the Moscow mule is always a great choice. Here are some special occasions to serve this drink:
More Moscow Mule Recipes
If you love this refreshing drink, try any of these!
Also, check out our dirty martini made with vodka too!
Blueberry Recipes You’ll Love
You’ll love these blueberry recipes if you’re a blueberry lover like us!
- Homemade Blueberry Muffins
- Roasted Blueberry Popsicles
- Blueberry Mojito Recipe
- Lavender Blueberry Martini
If you have tried our Blueberry Mule recipe, please rate it and let us know how it turned out in the comments below!
Blueberry Moscow Mule Recipe
Blueberry Moscow Mule
- 1 1/2 ounce vodka
- 1/2 ounce blueberry ginger syrup, recipe below
- 1/2 ounce lime juice
- 1 cup ginger beer
Blueberry Ginger Syrup
- 3/4 cup ginger juice, unsweetened
- 3/4 cup sugar
- 1/2 cup blueberries, fresh
Blueberry Moscow Mule
- Pour the vodka, blueberry syrup, and lime juice into a copper cup.
- Add the ginger beer and stir.
- Fill the glass with ice.
- Give it another stir and garnish with blueberries and a lime wedge.
Blueberry Ginger Syrup
- Add the ginger juice, sugar and blueberries into a medium saucepan.
- Bring the mixture to a soft boil, then reduce heat and let it simmer for 20 minutes.
- Strain through a strainer to remove the blueberries. You'll be left with a thick, purple blueberry syrup.