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Classic Moscow Mule

The Classic Moscow Mule is a tasty and brisk cocktail that is simple to make with only 3 ingredients. The Classic Moscow Mule is made with fresh-squeezed lime juice, vodka, and ginger beer. This thirst-quenching combination is one that everyone loves.

Classic Moscow Mule



Copper Mugs for Moscow Mules

I love this cocktail. It has been my favorite all Summer. It is thirst-quenching and easy to drink especially on a hot day. I can drink one after another. Believe me, it is not hard to do. The copper mugs keep the cocktail nice and cold. You don’t need a copper mug but I highly suggest it!

You can buy some copper mugs on Amazon for a reasonable price. There are so many to choose from and there are some really pretty ones too!

Summer slipped by and we are still drinking the Classic Moscow Mule. After months of drinking this cocktail, we have learned that Tito’s Vodka makes that best mule. We also tried a few ginger beers.


We tried out a few different ginger beers and decided on a favorite.

Here are the ginger beers we tried:
Stoli’s Ginger Beer
Gosling’s Ginger Beer

We found the higher the sugar content the better Moscow Mule it made. Go figure! Our favorite is Stoli’s. The second (and it was close) was the Gosling’s Ginger Beer. With the Fever-Tree we had to add sugar to the Moscow Mule. The cocktail was to “spicy” without the sugar to balance it out.

Does Ginger Beer contain Alcohol?

This is the most common question we get asked when cranking this out for friends. The answer is NO! It is non-alcoholic. It is a reasonable question considering the word “beer” is used. But no, the ginger beer doesn’t give the Moscow Mule an extra kick!

Classic Moscow Mule Recipe

Moscow Mule Variations

There are so many variations you can make with the Moscow Mule. Here are some of our favorite twist ideas:

  1. Strawberry Basil Moscow Mule by Our Food Fix
  2. Blackberry Ginger Moscow Mule by In Good Taste
  3. Pineapple and Jalapeno Mules by The Young Austinian


Classic Moscow Mule Recipe


Ingredients for Classic Moscow Mules

  • Vodka
  • Ginger Beer
  • Lime
  • Ice
  • Mint (optional)

How to Make the Best Moscow Mule

First, you need copper mugs! Fill your copper mug with ice. Add vodka (Tito’s Vodka is our go-to vodka). Add freshly squeezed lime juice. Then top off with ginger beer and stir. Garnish with a lime wedge, a sprig of mint, and squeeze a little lime juice over the top! 

Moscow Mule Perfection! 

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Classic Moscow Mule Recipe

Classic Moscow Mule Recipe

Yield: 1
Prep Time: 1 minute
Total Time: 1 minute

Lime and crisp ginger beer served ice cold in a copper mug for a Classic Moscow Mule. 


  • 2 oz. vodka
  • Juice from 1/2 of a lime.
  • Ice
  • 4-5 oz. of Ginger Beer. Enough to top off your cocktail.
  • Garnishes:
  • Sprig of mint
  • Lime wedge


  1. In a copper mug add ice, vodka and lime juice.
  2. Top off with ginger beer.
  3. garnish with lime wedge and mint. Squeeze a wedge of lime over the top of the cocktail and serve. 
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 1 Serving Size: 1 grams
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 93Total Fat: 0.1gUnsaturated Fat: 0gSodium: 24.6mgCarbohydrates: 24gSugar: 7.9gProtein: 0.4g

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