This citrus twist on a classic Mule cocktail is one of my favorite seasonal drinks to make each year.
With fresh blood orange juice, vodka and ginger beer, this Blood Orange Moscow Mule is full of bright flavor and the prettiest color.
Grab your copper mug and try one of my favorite Moscow Mule variations as soon as you can!
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Refreshing Blood Orange Moscow Mule
Easy cocktail are my favorite! And a Mule is so fun to play around with.
With a basic recipe of vodka, fresh lime juice and ginger beer, you really can get creative with other flavors to add.
Every time I see blood oranges in the produce section I buy them. While the skin on the outside is often a variation of different oranges fading into red, the inside is just plain gorgeous!
That bright orangey/red black is like nothing else! And the flavor is unique as well.
After I made my Blood Orange Martini, I knew I would need to make a Blood Orange Moscow Mule too.
What kind of vodka do I use
For this, and all recipes really, I say use whatever vodka you like to drink on its own.
While most people I know don’t sip vodka, it shouldn’t be absolutely terrible. I also don’t think you need to spend a ton of money for something that makes a great mixer.
If you truly have no idea where to start, I suggest Tito’s. It’s very popular and a decent price point.
When is blood orange season
Blood oranges are grown in a variety of states. In California, the season is usually from December to May, depending on the weather.
When you see them in the store, buy them! They usually show up in my regular grocery store which is great so you don’t need to drive all over town to track them down.
And if you truly are having a hard time finding fresh fruit, you can make this Blood Orange Sorbet Gin Float instead. YUM!
How to make a Moscow Mule with Blood Orange
Scroll down for detailed directions and printable recipe card to follow when you make this at home.
- fresh blood orange juice
- orange liqueur
- fresh lime juice
- ginger beer
If you can’t find blood oranges or they aren’t in season, just check the refrigerated bottled juice section. There might be some already squeezed for you.
If you can’t find blood oranges or juice, you can substitute fresh naval oranges, tangerines or other citrus related to the orange.
I don’t think the orange liqueur you use really changes the flavor too much. Triple Sec tends to be a little bit more inexpensive. But I already had Cointreau on hand so you can use that too.
If you can at all help it, use fresh blood oranges. Squeeze the fresh juice for the best, brightest flavor.
To a copper Moscow Mule mug, add ice then top with vodka.
Add the Cointreau and fresh lime juice. Then top with ginger beer.
Serve it in a copper mug
Garnish with a slice or two of blood orange and some mint and you’ve got a super refreshing cocktail to sip.
Copper mugs not only look cool, but they really do help to keep your Blood Orange Mule cooler longer.
You can make this drink in a regular glass. But I highly recommend picking up a set of copper mugs for your home bar area.
There are tons of styles and price points so you’ll be able to find something perfect for you.
Supplies to make this recipe
More delicious cocktails to try
- The Corpse Reviver No. 2 is a cocktail that a lot of people don’t know about but has a bright lemon flavor and is super refreshing.
- Don’t want a full on cocktail? Try Haus! It’s my new favorite way to make a lower-alcohol wine cocktail.
- This Rosé Lemonade Cocktail is super simple and fun to share with friends.
- How refreshing does this Blood Orange Raspberry Spritzer sound by The Little Kitchen.
- 2 oz. vodka
- 2 oz. fresh blood orange juice
- 1/2 oz. orange liqueur
- 1/2 oz. fresh lime juice
- ginger beer
- Squeeze your blood orange juice.
- To a copper mug with ice add vodka, blood orange juice, fresh lime and orange liqueur.
- Top with ginger beer.
- Garnish with a slice of blood orange and some mint.
If you can't find fresh blood oranges, you can substitute another type of orange.
For the orange liqueur, you can use Triple Sec, Cointreau or any other type you have on hand.
Amount Per Serving Calories 518Total Fat 0gSaturated Fat 0gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 0gCholesterol 0mgSodium 172mgCarbohydrates 91gFiber 2gSugar 85gProtein 1g
Nutrition information isn't always accurate.
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