Moscow Mules are definitely in my top 5 favorite cocktails for several reasons. First, I always have the ingredients at home; vodka, lime, and ginger beer. It’s a refreshing cocktail that you can enjoy all year long. The spiciness from ginger beer warms you up in the winter and the sweet refreshing flavors cool you down on warm summer days. I also enjoy how its signature flavor pairs well with other sweet and spicy ingredients so you can have fun creating different mule flavors. This recipe is the best Moscow Mule cocktail you will find because when you want something slightly sweet but very refreshing this one checks all the boxes.
What do you need for the Moscow Mule:
Fresh limes. The lime juice and oils add a strong refreshing lime flavor.
Vodka. I use whatever vodka I have on hand, usually Titos.
Ginger Beer. Ginger beer can be purchased at your grocery store, not to be confused with ginger-ale. Ginger beer is a sweetened and carbonated non-alcoholic beverage that can be enjoyed in cocktails or on its own. I recommend Fever-Tree or Goslings.
Ice. I prefer crushed or cracked ice to give the cocktail a classic Moscow Mule look.
Do you need a copper mug?
Short answer, no. I have made mules in cute glasses before it didn’t change the vibe. Copper is great for maintaining temperature so the mug helps regulate the temperature of the mule ensuring that it stays chilled. The chilled copper also adds to the experience because as you sip the mule you will experience a chilling sensation. Gold copper is also known to help with intensifying the carbonation down to the last sip and enhancing the flavor of ginger beer.
How to make the Best Moscow Mule Cocktail
Slice 1 lime in half or quarters and squeeze the juice into a copper mug. I usually use one whole lime which is enough for me. Add the limes to the mug and muddle the limes to release any remaining juice and oils. Pour in the vodka and give it a quick stir. Add the crushed ice then top with ginger beer. Garnish with a lime wedge or wheel. Cheers!