Moscow Mule

Moscow mule in a copper mug on a blue patio table

A day (or two) late and a dollar (or three) short, we have the June cocktail of the month! This month we are highlighting one of my favorite summery drinks, the Moscow Mule. It’s a simple and refreshing cocktail which is highly customizable depending on your drinking preferences. Get yourself some copper mugs and enjoy the crisp bite of a Moscow Mule!


One of the things I love about Moscow Mules is how you can change one of the three ingredients and make it your own. If you aren’t a vodka person, use a different spirit and change the name. Using American whiskey? Call it a Kentucky Mule. If tequila is your spirit of choice then call it a Mexican Mule, or Burro. You could even use scotch, although I’m not sure ginger and peat flavors work that well together. If you try it, let me know! Whatever you drink, mix up a mule and enjoy!

How to Make a Moscow Mule

Cocktails with 3 ingredients are the best. Pour this in, pour that in, give a squirt of lime, stir it up and serve. I guess you could count ice as an ingredient. In that case, 4 ingredients!

If you are able to plan ahead, be sure to throw your copper mugs in the freezer to chill. When you’re ready to serve, fill your mug three fourths full of ice. Measure one and a half ounces of vodka and pour over the ice. Squirt in about a tablespoon of lime juice.

Open your favorite ginger beer and pour to the top of the mug. I love ginger flavor, so I use Reed’s Stronger Ginger Beer. Use whatever brand you prefer, however, be sure you use a non-alcoholic ginger beer. Unless you don’t want to remember your evening.

Garnish with a lime wedge, serve, and enjoy!

Music Recommendation

You likely haven’t heard of this artist. If you have, then you’re a rock-star. The artist in this recommendation was my voice coach for a hot minute and will be performing at my wedding with her band, Red Bird Soul, this October. So, pour your Moscow Mule and turn on Bre Gregg – Angel from Montgomery.

Moscow mule in a copper mug on a blue patio table

Moscow Mule

Toast to the beginning of summer with the crisp bite of the refreshing Moscow Mule and impress everyone at your next summer barbeque!
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Course: Happy Hour
Cuisine: American, Happy Hour
Keyword: Cocktail, Cocktail of the month, Ginger, Ginger Beer, Happy hour, Lime, Lime juice, vodka
Prep Time: 2 minutes
Total Time: 2 minutes
Servings: 1 cocktail


  • 4 oz. ginger beer
  • 1.5 oz. vodka
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • 1 lime slice


  • Combine ginger beer and vodka in a highball glass full of ice
    4 oz. ginger beer, 1.5 oz. vodka
  • Add lime juice, stir
    1 tablespoon lime juice
  • Garnish with lime slice
    1 lime slice

Entrees to Pair with a Moscow Mule

Sides to Pair with a Moscow Mule

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