Moscow Mule Recipe

This Moscow Mule Recipe is on our cocktail menu this week! There’s nothing like the crisp taste of this cocktail to enjoy at the end of day!

We have some fun twists on a Moscow Mule too! Try this Champagne Moscow Mule and this festive Pumpkin Moscow Mule drink!

moscow mule in a copper mug

What Is A Moscow Mule?

A Moscow Mule Recipe combines vodka, ginger beer and lime juice in a cooper mug. Typically in a copper mug but obviously you can enjoy a Moscow Mule in any glass. The reason why it’s typically served in a cooper mug is because the copper helps to keep the drink very cold.

This makes it the perfect cocktail for enjoying on a warm summer day, but really any time of the year! We love this cocktail so much that we bought our own copper mugs just to serve them authentically!

How Do You Make A Moscow Mule?

All you need to do is add ice to a copper mug (or whatever low ball glass that you are using) and let the glass chill for a few minutes. Pour in vodka, lime juice and stir. Top off the drink with ginger beer and garnish with fresh lime and mint leaves.

That’s all folks! It doesn’t get easier than that. An easy, delicious cocktail recipe that anyone can make at home!

Moscow Mule cocktail on a napkin

You can also make this Moscow Mule Recipe ahead of time for a party if you need to. Just add vodka and lime juice (in whatever amount that you need) to a pitcher. Keep it in the refrigerator until you’re ready to serve and then pour the mix into mugs and top with ginger beer.

Looking For More Cocktail Recipes?

Cocktail hour is a big part of our lives! We enjoy having a glass of wine or a beer at the end of the day or a cocktail that one of us has shaken up! Some of the best nights are when we make a few appetizers and drinks and forget about making anything for dinner!


Mantitlement Moscow Mule

  • Author: Dan
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 1 1x

This crisp and refreshing vodka cocktail uses fresh lime and spicy ginger beer!



  • 2 ounces vodka
  • 1/2 ounce fresh lime juice
  • Ginger beer for topping
  • 1 lime wedge
  • Fresh mint leaves


  1. Fill a mug with ice. Add in the vodka and lime juice and stir.
  2. Top with ginger beer and garnish with lime wedge and mint.


  • Serving Size: 1
  • Category: Cocktails
  • Method: Stir
  • Cuisine: American

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2 Responses
  1. Amanda H

    I once had a drink called a Montana Mule at a Longhorn steakhouse. It was made with whiskey instead of vodka and it had fresh ginger muddled in instead of the ginger beer. From looking over your site, I think you would like it.

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