These smoky lemon mules are a twist on the classic Moscow Mule. They’re made with fresh lemon juice and a little mezcal to give it the smoky flavor.
What’s in a Lemon Mule?
If you love a smoky flavor these lemon mules are for you! These smoky lemon mules are made with lemon juice, vodka, ginger syrup, ginger beer, and mezcal. They’re refreshing with a sweet and smoky flavor.
What is Mezcal?
Mezcal is a Mexican distilled alcohol made form Agave. It has a very smoky flavor to it and it’s one of the most popular spirits in Mexica. You can read more about Mezcal here.
There are several ginger syrups you can use to make a lemon mule. You can even make your own. Here are a few of our favorites. Buy one and keep it on hand when you make Moscow Mules.
We like a very gingery Moscow Mule, so not only do we use ginger syrup to sweeten the cocktail, but we also use ginger beer to top it off for some fizz. The extra ginger flavor really adds to the cocktail.
Here are a few of our favorite ginger beers brands you can buy in the grocery store.
- Fever-Tree Ginger Beer
- Fentimans Ginger Beer
- Q Ginger Beer
- Crabbies Ginger Beer
- Bundaberg Ginger Beer
Garnish the smoky lemon mule with a classic lemon twist candy stick. They’re nostalgic and also taste delicious in the cocktail! You can also garnish the cocktail with candied ginger, lemon wedge or a candied lemon.
- Hammered Copper Tumblers
- Smooth Copper Tumblers
- Classic Copper Mugs with Handle
- Smooth Copper Mugs with Handle
- Modern Copper Mugs
MORE MOSCOW MULE RECIPES YOU’LL LOVE!
If you love this smoky lemon mule, try one of these recipes below. The Gingerbread mule is one of our favorites!
Pineapple and Ginger Moscow Mule
Smoky Lemon Mule
- 1 ounce fresh lemon juice
- 1 1/2 ounce vodka
- 3/4 ounce ginger syrup
- 1/2 ounce mezcal
- 2 ounces ginger beer
- Add all of the ingredients in a copper mug and stir.
- Add in ice and garnish with a lemon wedge and candy stick