The weather is warming and ice-filled drinks, barbecues, and picnics will soon be part of your day. I thought you might enjoy trying a Moscow Mule mocktail. I’m also sharing some other recipes and of course, the traditional (alcohol) cocktail version. If you opt for the cocktail recipe, enjoy and please drink responsibly. Make sure you have a designated driver arranged. Warning consumption of either mocktail or cocktail may induce urges to jump cannonball-style into the pool, to float on inner tubes, wear large brimmed hats or warm your belly while you lounge in the sun ( please wear your sunscreen). Learn where you can get the copper mugs I used at the end of the post.
Katie’s Easy Moscow Mule Mocktail
What You Need
Note-All ingredients will be divided in two-
2 Tbsp. lime juice (fresh is best)
1 Tbsp. simple syrup
1/2 Cup club soda
2 Large or 4 small mint leaves (torn)
1 Cup Ginger Ale
¼ tsp ginger (dry)
2 Moscow mule mugs or drinking mugs
Let’s Make It! Pour half of the lime juice in the bottom of each mug, add ½ tablespoon of simple syrup into each mug, add 1/8 teaspoon of crushed ginger into each mug, pour ¼ cup club soda and ½ cup ginger ale into each cup. Stir and add crushed ice, garnish with lime wedge or mint leaves.
Here are a few more recipes you might like to try.
MOSCOW MULE RECIPE FROM MOSCOW MULED.com
1 1/2 ounces premium vodka
1/2 ounce fresh lime juice
1/2 cup ginger beer
Lime wedge for garnish
Pour vodka and lime juice into copper mugs
Add ice and ginger beer
Stir to combine
Garnish with a lime wedge
SPICY SOUTHERN KITCHEN STRAWBERRY MOSCOW MULE
1/3 cup sugar
1/3 cup water
1 cup chopped fresh strawberries
2 tablespoons lime juice
3 ounces vodka
1 bottle ginger beer I used a 9.3-ounce bottle of Fentiman’s Ginger Beer
Combine sugar and water in a small saucepan and bring to a simmer, stirring to dissolve sugar. Add strawberries. Mash strawberries with a fork and let the mixture simmer for 10 minutes.
Remove from heat and let cool. Pour mixture through a fine-meshed sieve into a bowl and press on the mixture with a rubber spatula to get all liquid out.
Add 1/2 cup strawberry mixture to a pitcher along with lime juice and vodka. Stir well.
Add ginger beer and stir.
Pour into glasses or copper cups with ice.
CUCUMBER MOSCOW MULE BY THE BRIGHT EYED BAKER
A light and fresh cocktail with warm notes of ginger – perfect for summer but with just enough spiciness to be appropriate for cooler seasons as well.
2 1/2 ounces vodka
1 1/2 ounces fresh cucumber juice*
3/4 ounce freshly squeezed lime juice
1/4 ounce simple syrup**
thin cucumber slice, for garnish
3 ounces ginger beer
Add ice to a cocktail shaker along with vodka, cucumber juice, lime juice, and simple syrup. Shake well.
Strain mixture into a highball glass (a lowball will work too but will end up pretty full) filled with ice and garnished with a cucumber twist. Top off with ginger beer and mix in.
**To make fresh cucumber juice, skin a cucumber and grate flesh. Use a cheesecloth to squeeze and strain juices from grated cucumber.
***To make simple syrup, stir together 8 ounces (1 cup) water with 7 ounces (1 cup) granulated sugar in a saucepan set over medium heat. Heat, stirring occasionally, just until the sugar has dissolved into the water. Store in a jar or other airtight container in the refrigerator. This will make enough for several drinks.
Most of you know that I love to help you make informed decisions about products by sharing product reviews, endorsement, etc. with you. Have I ever steered you wrong? The fine folks at Moscow Muled sent me two handmade (you know I love handmade) copper mugs for review. You can read the review HERE.
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