I’m a BIG fan of Moscow Mule cocktails (and ALL the easy cocktails, really). And while I like the classic version, there are literally an unlimited amount of variations that can be made. Which I love! It’s like you can make your drink based on your mood as long as you know the basic structure of the drink. Here are the best Moscow Mule recipes to try for your next happy hour. I only share things I love and think you’ll like too. This post contains affiliate links, which means if you purchase through one of these links, I am compensated.
I’ve never met a Mule I didn’t like. It’s the drink that introduced me to ginger beer which now I always have on hand at home. With it’s pungent kick and touch of sweetness it works with pretty much any type of alcohol. Moscow Mule variations are almost as easy to make as the original with just the swap of a few ingredients.
In its original form, the drink uses just 5 ingredients: vodka, ginger beer, fresh lime juice, bitters and mint. It doesn’t require a cocktail shaker (although you certainly can use the shaker to chill the vodka and lime juice – just don’t shake up the ginger beer… hello, ginger volcano!) and while I think they are best when served in a copper mug, you really can serve them in any type of glass.
Using the original, Best Moscow Mule Recipe, you can start to get really creative. You can use ingredients you have on hand (like bottled juice if you don’t have any lies laying around) and any fresh herb, but you can also add unique flavors and other liquor. These Moscow Mule recipes are perfect for any time of year and are a fun way to use seasonal ingredients and flavors.
Moscow Mule Recipes and Variations
While the original recipe uses vodka, you can easily swap it out for your favorite alcohol to get a new flavor combination. The possibilities are virtually endless!
Best Moscow Mule Recipe - The Original!
This is the basic, classic Moscow Mule recipe that all the others are based on. If you get this recipe down, you can create Mules to go with every season, holiday or special event in your life.
You'll Love this Bourbon Moscow Mule Recipe
Here I swapped out the vodka in favor of Bourbon. And to give it a little bit of a fall twist, I used fresh sage instead of mint to finish the drink. YUM!
Vodka Mule with Oak by Absolut
This one is close to the classic cocktail recipe since it uses vodka. But the Oak Abolut is aged in oak barrels which gives it more of a whiskey-like flavor. Not only can you add fresh fruit and herbs to change the flavor profile, but you can also use flavored alcohol to create more Moscow Mule ideas.
Mexican Mule Cocktail
After a trip to Mexico, where I really fell in love with tequila, I knew I needed to try a Mexican Mule and it didn’t disappoint. Tequila and fresh lime go hand in hand and the addition of ginger beer make this full of flavor and not margarita-like at all.
Mexican Mule Recipe with Jalapeno
While I don’t like spicy food, turns out I really like spicy cocktails! Adding jalapeno to a Mexican Mule gives it a delicious kick that is perfect for happy hour sipping.
Strawberry Moscow Mule Recipe With Mint
This strawberry mule is tart and tangy thanks to the fresh fruit and ginger beer. This is a great spring Mule!
Green Moscow Mule for St. Patrick's Day
This Green Moscow Mule recipe is great for St. Patrick's Day but also great if you love green juice! I like to pretend this is healthy...
Lemon Blueberry Moscow Mule Recipe for Spring
This is the perfect spring Moscow Mule recipe! Lemon and blueberry sound so fresh, right?!
Kombucha Moscow Mule Recipe
Kombucha has a great tang which makes it a great substitute for ginger beer in a Moscow Mule recipe. If you're a kombucha fan, you'll love this cocktail!
3 ingredient Pumpkin Moscow Mule Recipe for Fall Parties
This Pumpkin Mule is perfect for all the fall holidays like Halloween and Thanksgiving! It's easy to make and delicious to sip on!
Cinnamon Whisky Mule Recipe
Like spice? The cinnamon whisky gives this spicy Moscow Mule recipe a kick! It's great for Valentine's Day or all winter long!
Easy Holiday Moscow Mule Recipe
I can't wait for the holidays! This Holiday Mule is full of seasonal flavors that all your holiday party guests will love!
Once you get your liquor sorted out, you can explore all the Moscow Mule flavors. Different fruit combinations and other ingredients, like sodas and flavored liquor, give this cocktail recipe so many possibilities.
More Moscow Mule Variations
Find even more flavored Mule ideas on my Moscow Mule Variations Pinterest board!
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Moscow Mules are a great signature drink idea for your parties since they can be tailor-made to fit any theme. You can make them for your guests or set out a bar to let them make their own. It’s such a versatile drink idea and one that I will continue to play with and create new yummy flavor combinations! What types of Moscow Mule recipes do you love?
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