The Moscow Mule is Emma’s and my “cocktail of the year”. Last year we had a Whiskey Ginger phase, but this year is the year of “the Mule”. If you haven’t tried yet, I highly recommend it if you like refreshing and lightly sweet cocktails.
If you’ve never tried Ginger Beer it’s a non-alcoholic “root beer” soda. It’s not the same thing as Ginger Ale. It’s less sweet. I like to think of Ginger Beer as Ginger Ale’s cooler, older sister. If you don’t drink you should try it with lime juice- SO good!
In a glass with ice, combine 2 ounces vodka, juice of half a lime and top it off with Ginger Beer. Garnish with a lime slice and serve in a copper mug if you want to be all fancy!
There are other variations of the Moscow Mule that I also love. If you substitute the vodka for rum it’s called a Dark and Stormy. It’s slightly sweeter and really good. If you substitute the vodka for bourbon it’s called a Kentucky Mule. I guess it really just depends on which spirit you like best. I’m normally a bourbon girl, but with this drink I almost always stick with the classic vodka recipe. 🙂 I’d love to hear if you’ve tried any other variations that you enjoyed!
- 2 oz. Vodka
- Ginger Beer I like Goslings, Fentimans and Fever Tree best
- 1 Lime
In a glass with ice, combine the vodka, juice of half a lime and top it off with Ginger Beer. Garnish with a lime slice and serve in a copper mug if you want to be all fancy!