Spring is about to be sprung! Now’s the perfect time to change up your favorite classic cocktail in favor of a fresh and light version.
This easy Lemon Blueberry Moscow Mule takes just 5 minutes to make. You’ll be sipping your new favorite Spring Mule out of your favorite copper mug in no time.
With muddled fresh blueberries, your favorite lemonade and a little vodka, this refreshing drink will help you usher in my favorite season.
Make this quick blueberry lemonade cocktail to kick off your happy hour or check out more of my Moscow Mule variations!
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*Originally posted February 19, 2019, this post has been updated with more information and instructions to help you create your own cocktail at home!
You need to try this spring Mule
Like all my favorite Moscow Mule recipes, this recipe starts with vodka and ginger beer.
But to make this Blueberry Moscow Mule feel spring-inspired, I decided to use store-bought lemonade plus a kick of fresh lemon to add a certain brightness to the drink.
Instead of mint, I decided to use thyme to garnish. Because spring is my favorite “thyme” of year. Get it.
We always seem to have blueberries in the house during spring. My kids love them and they are a great addition to their yogurt, cereal, waffles and as an afternoon snack.
I can’t think of a way to make blueberries more mom-friendly than muddling them in a cocktail. I mean I guess you could put them in a smoothie… (side note: have you ever had a wine smoothie!?)
How to make a Lemon Blueberry Moscow Mule
- 1 1/2 oz. vodka
- 4 oz. lemonade
- 2 oz. ginger beer
- 1/2 oz. lemon juice
- 1/2 cup fresh blueberries
- fresh thyme
- dash of bitters
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I don’t love overly sweet cocktails or drinks so I like to use the fresh fruit instead of making them into a simple syrup. But, do you, boo.
To a copper mug, add the fresh squeezed lemon juice and fresh blueberries.
Muddle together to break down the blueberries.
Add the lemonade.
Add the ginger beer.
All ginger beer has a unique flavor so use the brand that you like the best. I like to try different brands when I see them.
With a bar spoon, mix the Moscow Mule with lemon and blueberry.
Clap a few sprigs of thyme between your hands to release the oils and then garnish the drink with it.
You can also add a few fresh berries to the top or a lemon slice. Or skip it.
I think a garnish should smell good and make a drink look pretty but not be too intrusive. I hate when you’re taking a drink and the garnish manages to go up your nose.
I don’t mind fruit pieces in my lemon blueberry Moscow Mule but if that bothers you, feel free to strain.
The blueberry flavor is pretty subtle so if you are looking to really amp up the flavor, consider making a blueberry simple syrup.
If you don’t like the idea of using store-bought lemonade, you can skip the fresh lemon called for in the recipe above and use your homemade lemonade.
If you want to try to infuse more thyme flavor throughout the whole drink, consider adding a few leaves to the mug and muddle it along with the blueberries. Or make a blueberry thyme simple syrup.
Bruising the leaves helps to release their oils and infuse the drink.
Imagine serving this pretty Spring Moscow Mule to a friend. I’m sure they’d love it!
Sip one of these lemon blueberry Moscow Mules the next time you’re stuck in the house because of rain. You don’t get those gorgeous spring flowers without a little rain!
Rain is dumb but you can use a positive mindset and see it instead as an excuse to drink some vodka cocktails.
She’s pretty, don’t you think?
Lemon and Blueberry Moscow Mule
- To a copper mug, add the fresh lemon juice and blueberries.
- Muddle together.
- Add the store-bought or homemade lemonade.
- Add your favorite ginger beer.
- With a bar spoon, mix your Lemon and Blueberry Moscow Mule.
- Add a few dashes of bitters to add a little herbal flavor.
- Garnish with fresh thyme and a lemon slice.
I know you’ll love this yummy blueberry lemonade cocktail but spring is long and you will certainly want some more cocktail options.
- Slushy Vodka Sunrise – With just 3 ingredients, this Slushy Vodka Sunrise is a fun spring cocktail idea. The grenadine gives this vodka drink a gorgeous pink color and the orange juice gives it a delicious citrus flavor that you’re going to love.
- Prickly Pear Cocktail – This Prickly Pear Cocktail is refreshing with cucumber and tequila. The slightly fruity prickly pear cactus water gives it a unique drink idea you can try this spring.
- Iced Tea Sangria – I love to make this easy wine cocktail when the weater warms up! This easy Iced Tea Sangria is great for a crowd and features white wine and citrus flavors.
This refreshing Cucumber Basil Soda recipe is a mocktail you can serve to your kids or non-drinking guests.
Pin to save this blueberry lemonade cocktail for later
Is a Lemon Blueberry Moscow Mule something you’d drink? This would be a really fun spring Mule to serve at Easter.
And since my birthday is in April, this would make a great signature cocktail if I had a birthday party.