Great Moscow Mule Recipes

Moscow Mule is becoming a local favorite here in Charleston.  There are a number of ways to bring this liquid pleasure to life.  We wanted to share some great recipes to help you re-create this magic in the comfort of your own home.

Traditional Moscow Mule

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 ounce freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 2 ounces vodka
  • 4-6 ounces ginger beer
  • Plenty of ice

Directions:

  1. Mix all the ingredients together, pour over ice and serve in a copper mug if possible.

Skinny Mule

Ingredients:

  • 1 ounce freshly squeezed lime juice
  • Lime wedges
  • 2 ounces vodka
  • 1/8 to 1/4 teaspoon freshly grated ginger
  • Soda water
  • Ice

Directions:

  1. Peel and grate the fresh ginger. Muddle with the lime juice and 1-3 wedges of lime.
  2. Stir in the vodka and serve over ice.
  3. Top off with sparkling water. Garnish with lime.

Summer Mule

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 ounce freshly squeezed lime juice
  • Fresh berries (about 4-6 per drink)
  • 2 ounces vodka
  • 3 ounces ginger beer
  • Soda water
  • Ice

Directions:

  1. Muddle the berries with the lime juice. (I used blackberries and raspberries, but I’ve also made this with strawberries and blueberries; just use whatever you’ve got on hand or whichever fruits seem the ripest.) The berries should break down quickly as you muddle them creating a syrup-like texture.
  2. Add the ginger beer and vodka.
  3. Pour over ice and top off with sparkling water.

Spicy Mule

Ingredients:

  • Jalapeño pepper (1 makes about 6 drinks)
  • 1 ounce freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 4 ounces ginger beer
  • 1/2 ounce orange liqueur (such as Grand Marnier or Cointreau)
  • 2 ounces vodka
  • Ice

Directions:

  1. Thinly slice the jalapeno and muddle a few slices with the lime juice and orange liqueur.
  2. Stir in the vodka and ginger beer. Serve over ice.

Long Island Mule

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 ounce fresh lime juice
  • 1/2 ounce fresh lemon juice
  • 3 ounces ginger beer
  • 1/2 ounce orange liqueur (such as Grand Marnier or Cointreau)
  • 2 ounces vodka
  • 1 ounce light rum (coconut rum like Malibu is delicious in this drink)
  • 1/2 ounce tequila
  • Lots of ice

Directions:

  1. Stir together all the ingredients and serve over ice. (I like to use lots of ice to mellow out all the alcohol.)

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