Moscow Mule Cocktail Recipe -
Moscow Mule Cocktail Recipe
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Moscow Mule Cocktail
A thoroughly refreshing vodka, lime juice, and ginger beer cocktail. See more
  • READY IN 5 mins

Moscow Mule Cocktail

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"This cocktail's origin has nothing to do with Moscow or mules, but after a few sips of this vodka, ginger beer, and lime concoction, no one will care."

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  • PREP

    5 mins

    5 mins


  1. Pour vodka and lime juice into a mug; add ice cubes and ginger beer. Stir to combine.
  2. Drop a lime wedge into the mug for garnish.
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  • Editor's Note:
  • The classic Moscow Mule is served in a copper mug.

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Feb 22, 2014

The brand / quality of ginger beer makes a big difference. With a 'spicy' to balanced ginger beer, I like to add a splash of simple syrup. I really like Bundaberg, or Seattle's Rachel's Ginger Beer. You can skip the syrup if you pick a sweeter ginger brew. Fill your cocktail shaker with a handful of ice, pour in your favorite vodka, slice and squeeze the lime right in there, add the splash of simple syrup, and shake away. Pour the chilled / strained mix into your copper mug (but a glass timber can suffice), then top it with cold ginger beer and serve.

Dec 16, 2012

Very good balance of sweet, sour, spicy (and boozy)! Watch out though...they go down too easy!


11 Ratings

Jul 31, 2013

Use premium Russian vodka, and there's your Moscow. Deliciously dangerous.

Jun 08, 2015

Perfect icy cold summer drink! Probably pretty healthy too with the ginger, citrus lime, and no added sugar :-)

May 29, 2015

It's good with blenheim ginger ale, if you don't have a ginger beer. I also enjoy it with Tito's vodka bc it has sweet finish and it's made in the US.

Feb 06, 2015

Not QUITE as tasty in paper cups as in copper mugs, but still a pretty great way to end the work week and kick off a weekend. We used Bundaberg ginger beer. It's wodka (with a W, as my grandpa would say) with a kick!

May 08, 2015

Sooo good!

Nov 23, 2014

Favorite summer drink!


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  • Calories
  • 145 kcal
  • 7%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 12.5 g
  • 4%
  • Cholesterol
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Fat
  • 0 g
  • < 1%
  • Fiber
  • 0.2 g
  • < 1%
  • Protein
  • 0.1 g
  • < 1%
  • Sodium
  • 23 mg
  • < 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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