3 Fun Twists on the Moscow Mule

3 twists on the Moscow Mule via A Beautiful MessIt’s no secret that one of our favorite cocktails is the Moscow Mule. With only three ingredients, it’s super easy to make and has become our go-to party cocktail.

Today we’re teaming up with Hangar 1 Vodka on this post, which is kind of perfect because it’s definitely a go-to vodka for me. Aside from being tasty, it’s just a very, very pretty bottle. 🙂 Anyway, here are three flavorful twists on the classic Moscow Mule recipe! (Spoiler—they’re delicious!!)

Smashed Cherry Mule recipeFirst up—the Smashed Cherry Mule. I’ll take any excuse to buy fresh cherries this time of year. This drink is both flavored and colored with beautiful, bright red cherries. It’s super refreshing!

Smashed Cherry Mule recipe Smashed Cherry Mule, serves one.

2 ounces Hangar 1 Straight Vodka
4 fresh cherries
ginger beer
lime

In the bottom of your cup, muddle four cherries (cut in half, seeds removed) with the juice of half a lime. Add vodka, ice and top with ginger beer. Garnish with a lime slice and a fresh cherry.

Smashed Cherry Mule recipe SO good! I love eating the cherries when the drink is gone.

Frozen Mule RecipeNext up, the Frozen Mule. His appearance is a little modest, but don’t be fooled—this drink is legit! The blending step takes away the carbonation, making it a unique slushy consistency. You have to try it.

Frozen Mule Recipe Frozen Mule, serves one.

2 ounces Hangar 1 Straight Vodka
ginger beer
lime

Blend together two ounces vodka, a can of ginger beer, juice of half a lime and a few handfuls of ice to make this super yummy treat! Garnish with a lime slice and a bit of fresh mint.

Garden Mule recipeAnd last, but not least, the Garden Party Mule. I have talked before about the importance of scents with cocktails. The rosemary and cucumber do add a mild flavor to the drink, but even more so, they create an awesome fresh scent that captures all the senses as you enjoy your drink. Bonus points for edible flowers. It really looks like a garden party in there, right?!

Garden Mule recipe Garden Party Mule, serves one.

2 ounces Hangar 1 Straight Vodka
ginger beer
lime
rosemary
mint
cucumber
edible flowers (optional)

First, make a traditional Moscow Mule by combining two ounces vodka with ginger beer on ice. Squeeze juice of half a lime. Next, add fresh herbal elements for garnish, taste and scent!

3 twists on the Moscow Mule via A Beautiful Mess There are infinite flavor combinations that you can try! If you love citrus, make a Blood Orange Mule. If you like berries, make a Mixed Berry Mule. Use whatever you have on hand to add fresh flavors to your simple cocktails this summer! xx. Elsie

Credits// Author and Photography: Elsie Larson. Photos edited with A Beautiful Mess Actions

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3 Moscow Mule Recipes

Ingredients

Smashed Cherry Mule

  • 2 ounces Vodka
  • 4 fresh cherries
  • ginger beer
  • lime

Frozen Mule

  • 2 ounces Vodka
  • ginger beer
  • lime

Garden Party Mule

  • 2 ounces Vodka
  • ginger beer
  • lime
  • rosemary
  • mint
  • cucumber
  • edible flowers optional

Instructions

  1. Smashed Cherry: In the bottom of your cup, muddle four cherries (cut in half, seeds removed) with the juice of half a lime. Add vodka, ice and top with ginger beer. Garnish with a lime slice and a fresh cherry.
  2. Frozen: Blend together two ounces vodka, a can of ginger beer, juice of half a lime and a few handfuls of ice to make this super yummy treat! Garnish with a lime slice and a bit of fresh mint.
  3. Garden Party: First, make a traditional Moscow Mule by combining two ounces vodka with ginger beer on ice. Squeeze juice of half a lime. Next, add fresh herbal elements for garnish, taste and scent!

  • You completely turned me onto this drink, and now I won’t hardly drink anything else!! 🙂 I haven’t tried the cherry variation yet, but it is on my list! Ginger beer is my jam 🙂

  • Once in Charleston at the Gin Joint (thanks to a tip from A Beautiful Mess) I had a Monticello Mule, which was a pomegranate version of the Moscow Mule. AND IT WAS AMAZING. I’d love to get a recipe for a pomegranate version sometime. I think it was a seasonal item that’s no longer offered, and my husband and I still talk about that deliciousness.

  • Never seen Barretts Ginger Beer. How was it? I like really spicy ginger beers with Moscow Mules.

  • Love a Moscow mule, the cherry one sounds delicious!
    Lauren
    livinginaboxx | bloglovin

  • Did you use crushed ice in the drinks? it looks like a slushy, which sounds delicious.

  • They all look amazing, but that smashed cherry version is a-calling my name!!!

    Jo
    http://www.womaninreallife.com/

  • These are my favorite drink too, but I can’t find a ginger beer without a ton of sugar in it! They have more sugar than regular sodas, I’ve found. Any ideas?

  • I don’t think I’ve had the Moscow Mule, but all these sound great! 🙂

  • These all look so refreshing! Also, I’m obsessed with those cups!

    Paige
    http://thehappyflammily.com

  • I totally get this is for vodka (being sponsored by Hangar). With that said, my latest obsession is a Kentucky Mule… just swap the vodka for Bourbon! If you’re a whiskey/bourbon gal like myself, you’ll be hooked in no time!

  • Looks so refreshing and delicious! Fun ideas!
    Happy Summer!
    xx Lane

  • Oh wow, cherry mule? I never really drank such thing, but it looks promising as I just imagined how would that taste x
    yummi!

    Betty | Inspiremeand

  • Mmmm I LOVE Moscow mules!! Can’t wait to try these variations x
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  • I bought it locally! (betcha can find one on Amazon, though!)
    xoxo! Elsie

  • These look so delicious! I can definitely see setting up a Moscow Mule bar at my next get together! Thanks for the tips.

  • that seems to be nice and healthy recipe 🙂
    xo xo from Paris
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  • looks absolutely delicious!!!

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  • Damn, everything looks great! Now I want a drink. Haha!

    www.jhanzey.net

  • Oh my gosh! These all look so good!

    Connie | Sponsored by Coffee | Etsy

  • The smashed cherry recipe looks amazing!

    🙂 Stacey

    Http://www.RitaMaesShop.etsy.com

  • These look DELICIOUS. Definitely a post to keep in mind for sunny weather!

  • These look DELICIOUS. Definitely a post to keep in mind for sunny weather!

  • These look so good! Will definitely have to try these when I next have friends over!

    Love Jacynta xxx

  • These look so good that they are tempting me away from my usual gin!

  • Just got a moscow mug so loving these! http://www.hannamarielei.com

  • Fabulous drinks. Perfect for the hot summer nights here in Vegas! Thanks for sharing the recipes!

  • I love the flavor of the Smashed Cherry Mule; however, the Garden Party Mule is so pretty. Thanks for the fun cocktail recipes!

    Happy Saturday
    www.lovecompassionatelee.com/thinkoutloud

  • I am so glad you guys posted this! I totally bought my husband a set of “copper coffee mugs” for Father’s Day because I thought they were so cool. He was sweet enough to burn the shit out of his hands and drink hot coffee from them because I was so proud of my gift. My brother later informed me those mugs are for COLD moscow mules. Haha oops! I had never even heard of a moscow mules before and since I have 4 cups for them I am excited to try these recipes!

    • 5 stars
      Now I know what I would like to have my wife and children to give me for Father’s Day. Copper Mugs! Thank you. Please stay safe. ?

  • They all look so yummy, especially the last drink!

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    @favro

  • These looks like great twists! We’ll be experimenting with making them. YUM!

  • These all sound delicious! I need to try them this weekend!

    Laura
    http://laurahager.blogspot.com/

  • I have a little recipe book of moscow mule variations, and I can tell you that the cherry version is SO original and I cannot wait to try it!!

    Sometimes when I’ve run out of ginger beer I substiture Diet Ginger Ale with a little ginger bitters – healthy and delish!!

    xx Jill
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  • Yum! I can’t decide what to try first, they all look so good.

    – Kaitlyn | www.TheCrownFox.com

  • I only know this one: Vodka, Ginger Ale, Cucumber. Simple, but great. Will try your creations soon!

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