Moscow Mule Recipe

As summer approaches, I’ve been dreaming about sitting out on our deck with a cold refreshing beverage.  My go to last summer was a Moscow Mule. Nothing beats that crisp ginger beer and lime flavors. My favorite ginger beer is Goslings Ginger Beer but Trader Joe’s also has a great one.  It’s an added bonus to enjoy it in a copper mug to keep it extra cold.  Don’t worry if you don’t have a copper mug though, it tastes just as good in a Tom Collins glass or tumbler.    I’m really looking forward to playing with some of the variations on the classic this summer too.

Enjoy the classic Moscow Mule recipe below!

Moscow Mule

  • Servings: 1
  • Time: 4mins
  • Difficulty: easy
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Refreshing summer drink


  1. Equipment:


  • Vodka 1 ½ Parts
  • Ginger Beer 3 Parts
  • Lime ½
  • Lime Wedge Garnish
  • Optional: mint sprig garnish
  • Ginger Slice


  1. Squeeze the half lime into a copper mule tankard.
  2. Add ingredients.
  3. Add cubed ice and stir.
  4. Garnish with a lime quarter and a thin slice of ginger.

Total Calories290
Added Sugar188 Calories
Saturated Fat0 Calories
Alcohol98 Calories
Sodium45 mg

Moscow Mules can be made with many different types of alcohol, such as Irish whiskey for a Dublin Mule.  For variations on the Moscow Mule, check out 12 must-have Moscow Mule variations

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