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Classic Moscow Mule Cocktail

Updated: May 24, 2020


The classic cocktail made with vodka, spicy ginger beer, and lime juice has made an amazing comeback and is now more popular than ever. This is the traditional mule garnished with a lime slice, and a few alternatives such as the Bourbon Mule, Strawberry Mule, and my favorite- the Pirate Mule made with root beer and spiced dark rum. Of course, the mules are best served over ice in a copper mug.


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• 2 oz. vodka • Whole lime • 1/2 fluid oz. sour mix • 1/2 cup crushed ice cubes • Ginger beer (Keto or Gluten free diets use diet Ginger Ale) • Mint sprig for garnish


Copper mugs or drink glasses, measuring shot cup, sharp knife to slice lime.

Prep: 1 min Ready: 1 min Serves: 1 cocktail


Before you handle any food, wash your hands thoroughly with soap and water. Clean your kitchen work area and pull back your hair or wear a cap. You want to avoid contaminating your meal with harmful bacteria that could cause food illness.


To make a Moscow Mule:

1. Place copper mug in freezer for 10 minutes.

2. Slice lime in half. Put one half aside for juice. Slice the other half for garnish slices, about two per mug.

3. Remove mug from freezer and add vodka.

4. Add sour mix and splash of lime juice from half of fresh lime.

5. Add ice and pour enough ginger beer to fill to top.

6. Garnish with lime slices and a mint sprig.



One 10 oz cocktail: 200 calories, 0 fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 15 mg sodium, 20 g carbohydrate (20 g sugars, 0 g fiber), 0 protein.


Vodka hits the trifecta when it comes to health benefits as it is a Disinfectant, Antitoxin, and Antiseptic. It is also a Hair & Skin Enhancer, soothes Arthritis, Reduces Risk of Disease, Reduces Hypertension, and Aids in Digestion.

Ginger beer aids in digestion, Cancer Prevention and has Anti-Inflammatory Benefits.


Side Dish pairing: Something salty like pretzels, nuts, or potato chips.


Strawberry Mule: Replace lime with sliced large strawberry.

Bourbon Mule: Replace vodka with bourbon.

Pirate Mule: Replace vodka with dark spiced rum. Replace ginger beer with root beer.


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