Ginger beer where have you been all my life?! The first time I had a Moscow Mule I fell in love! I’d always been a fan of ginger ale, but ginger beer is even less sweet and has a little bit of the bite of fresh ginger. It’s one of my favorite mixers for cocktails. Once I had the basic recipe down I decided to start adding other ingredients to make variations on this classic. A Strawberry Moscow Mule Recipe with Mint is still super easy to make but gives it a whole new flavor! And who doesn’t love strawberry?!
If you like the idea of making a Mule in a bunch of different ways, try these variations: Mexican Mule, Kentucky Mule, Mexican Mule with Jalapeno, Pumpkin Moscow Mule, and a Vodka Mule with Oak Absolut (which is more like Bourbon!).Updated September 2018
This recipe was inspired by the Netflix series, The Adventures of Puss in Boots. As part of the #StreamTeam I created themed content surrounding my favorite shoes on the platform in exchange for a complimentary subscription. I always write about stuff I love and think you’ll like too. This post contains affiliate partnerships, so I may get a share of the revenue from your purchase. I’m saving that revenue to put my kids through college. But sometimes I go to Starbucks…
A strawberry mule had been on my mind for a while. I love adding fresh herbs into my cocktails and mint and strawberry just go hand in hand.
Ingredients for a Strawberry Moscow Mule with Mint
This cocktail really is made by the fresh ingredients. Even if it isn’t strawberry season, you need to use fresh strawberries. You can always add a little agave, if you need to, to sweeten them up, but you need that fresh flavor. Fresh lime juice is always perfect in cocktail recipes and mint is my all time favorite herb!
1 1/2 oz. vodka
1/2 oz. fresh lime juice
a handful of fresh strawberries
a few leaves of fresh mint
Can you Make a Moscow Mule without Mint?
Yes. But you’d be crazy. The mint adds such a nice fresh touch. If you want your mule without mint try using less and see if you can tolerate it. In my opinion a mule should have mint!
How to Make a Strawberry Moscow Mule
If your berries are ripe, they’ll likely be super sweet. If not, and you have a little bit of time, cut up your fresh strawberries and add a little sugar so they can macerate and create lots of sweet juice. But I’m super impatient. I added chopped strawberries to my jar, added a few fresh mint leaves and then smashed them all up with a muddler. I like things on the tart side, but you could also add a little sugar at this step if you need it to be sweeter. You do you.
Then I made a pretty standard Moscow Mule but added some of the strawberry mint smush. If you’ve never made a Moscow Mule, you simply add all the ingredients to the cocktail shaker (except the ginger beer – shaking that up would end up with you wearing it due to the carbonation) and shake. Sometimes if I’m lazy, you can just use a bar spoon and give it a quick stir.
A good Moscow Mule always has plenty of ice. These cocktails are so refreshing and perfect for a warm day! But isn’t it funny how cocktails over ice are also great on a cold day????These are perfect for a girl’s night in. Or a Friday. They are literally great any time. I was super excited to get to try out my new copper mugs that my mom got me for Christmas. I LOVE them! Thanks, mommy!
Netflix asked me to share about my favorite pet in preparation for the launch of Puss in Boots. Well, we don’t have animals. I’m not an animal lover, so I decided that the Moscow Mule is my favorite “animal”. :) My son, however, loves animals and loves to watch shows about or staring animals. When he saw the previews for The Adventures of Puss in Boots, he got super excited.
If my husband has his way, one day we will probably have an animal. Until then, I’ll just keep the Strawberry Mint Moscow Mule around.
Printable Recipe for Strawberry Moscow Mule with Mint
Strawberry Moscow Mule with Mint
A fresh twist on the classic cocktail you already love.
- 1 1/2 oz. vodka
- 1/2 oz. fresh lime juice
- a handful of fresh strawberries
- a few leaves of fresh mint
- Ginger Beer
In a small jar or bowl, add the fresh strawberries and 4 mint leaves and muddle together.
In a cocktail shaker, add vodka, lime juice and strawberry mixture.
Add ice and shake.
Strain over fresh ice in short glass or copper mug (taking care that the strawberry pulp may block the strainer)
Top with ginger beer.
Take 3 mint leaves and clap them between your hands.
Serve with mint leaves on top of the cocktail.
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