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Strawberry Moscow Mule Recipe With Mint


With fresh strawberries and mint, this delicious drink is fruity and refreshing. Make a super easy Strawberry Moscow Mule with mint for your next happy hour.

If you love to try different Moscow Mule recipes, you’ll love this version.  

Copper Moscow Mule mug on a table.

Originally posted September, 2015. Updated with new photos and better directions for making it perfectly every time.

I originally made this Strawberry Mint Moscow Mule recipe for spring. But even when strawberries are out of season, they’re still a great cocktail ingredient. They add such a nice, fruity flavor and can be always easily found at the grocery store.

Adding fresh mint is a great way to add another layer of flavor. Or, like in my Strawberry Basil Margarita, you could use a different herb instead. Herbs and strawberries are a delicious match.

This easy twist on the Classic Moscow Mule is a great way to bring in your favorite fruit flavors. And once you know how to muddle fresh fruit, you can easily try it with other flavors (like a Blackberry Mule or Lemon Blueberry Mule for example).


Ingredients for a Strawberry Moscow Mule with mint on a counter.

Scroll down to the end of the post for a printable recipe card with full measurements and more detailed instructions.

If you want to really amp up the flavor you can make a Strawberry Simple Syrup and use it instead of fresh.

  • vodka
  • fresh lime juice
  • fresh strawberries
  • fresh mint
  • ginger beer

Ginger beer, where have you been all my life?! The first time I had an original Moscow Mule I fell in love with it!

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.

Use fresh lime if you can. Otherwise, you could substitute it with Rose’s Lime Juice which has a little sweetness added.

Depending on the sweetness of the strawberries, you may want to add some extra sweetener. Use simple syrup, honey, agave or maple syrup.

Can you make a Moscow Mule without mint?

Yes. But you’d be crazy. The mint adds such a nice, fresh touch.

If you don’t want to have as much mint flavor, you could use it just to garnish. It’s a classic garnish for Moscow Mules.

How to make a Strawberry Mule

Woman adding fresh strawberries to a cocktail shaker.
Woman pouring fresh lime juice in a cocktail shaker.
Woman adding fresh mint to a cocktail shaker.
Woman muddling a cocktail in a cocktail shaker.

Typically, you don’t make a Mule recipe in a cocktail shaker. But in this case, because of the muddling, it works best.

To a cocktail shaker add fresh strawberries, a handful of mint leaves, and lime juice. Then muddle to bruise the mint and squish all that delicious strawberry juice out.

I don’t know what I did before I had one of these lime squeezer things. It’s the best way to get the most juice out of your citrus.

Woman adding tequila to a cocktail shaker.

Add the vodka and shake it up to mix.

Woman pouring a cocktail from a cocktail shaker into a copper mug.
Woman adding ginger beer to a copper mule mug.

Strain into a copper Moscow Mule mug with fresh ice. Because you’ve mashed the strawberries, there are lots of bits and pieces. Using the strainer from the shaker will help keep most of it out.

If you don’t like bits in your drink, you can double strain the cocktail. Or you can make this Strawberry Simple Syrup (leaving out the basil – or swap it for mint!). It has a similar flavor to fresh strawberries but is completely smooth.

Top with 2-3 ounces of ginger beer. And give it a quick stir. Garnish with a small spring of mint and you’re ready to start sipping.

Woman holding a cocktail in a copper mug.

A good Moscow Mule always has plenty of ice. Mules 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????

A copper mug helps to keep everything extra frosty and is my favorite way to serve a Strawberry Mule recipe to friends.

Strawberry Mule in a copper mug.

These are perfect for a girl’s night in. Or a Friday. They are literally great any time.

Overhead view of a strawberry moscow mule in a copper mug on a leopard print napkin.

If you came over from Pinterest, this photo may look familiar! It was from the original post. Same great cocktail.

To make a larger batch of this cocktail you could pre-muddle the lime, berries and mint by hand, use a flavored simple syrup or even toss these 3 things into a heavy duty blender and liquify them.

You could even make a large pitcher, less the ginger beer, and keep in the fridge until ready to serve.

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Close up of a copper mug on a table.

Strawberry Moscow Mule with Mint

A fruity twist on a classic cocktail you already love. Make a Strawberry Mule with Mint next time you want a refreshing vodka drink.
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Course: cocktails
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 1 serving
Calories: 242kcal



  • In a cocktail shaker add fresh lime juice, strawberries and mint leaves.
  • Use a muddler to bruise the mint and help the strawberries release their juices.
  • Add vodka (and ice if you want it extra cold) and shake well.
  • Strain over fresh ice in a short glass or copper mug (taking care that the strawberry pulp may block the strainer)
  • Top with 2-3 ounces of ginger beer.
  • Take 3 mint leaves and clap them between your hands (helps release the oils) and garnish.


Want to skip the mint, just leave it out and muddle the strawberries alone.
If you want to make sure you don’t get smushed strawberry bits in your cocktail you can double strain it with a bar strainer.
Are the strawberries not making it sweet enough? Feel free to add simple syrup or honey.


Serving: 1Servings | Calories: 242kcal | Carbohydrates: 36g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 1g | Sodium: 31mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 28g
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  1. We’re total animal people and can’t wait to see how L and our dog get along. Fingers crossed on that one! It will be interesting to see what animals and animal themed shows/movies he likes too.
    Lovin’ the floral and leopard pattern fabric, friend. Also, I hear that your favorite animal is a Moscow mule. Totally you.

    1. :) Kids and animals are so great. My oldest is totally afraid of dogs but even that is cute. And I totally get that because I’m afraid of them too. And being a mom means I try to pretend like I’m not afraid…which is also really funny to watch. :)

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