The Moscow Mule is one of those popular drinks that you either love or hate. While I’m not a huge fan of Ginger Beer myself, I discovered that I actually enjoy it in a Moscow Mule! Everything in this drink works perfectly together, so if you are on the fence when it comes to ginger beer I suggest that you give this classic cocktail a whirl! 

Moscow Mule
Moscow Mule

The Moscow Mule Cocktail

Making a Moscow Mule has been on my to-do list for a few months now. Also, I needed an excuse to use these awesome glass mugs Karlynn and I found while thrifting.. because look at them! We were so pumped when we saw them, with the kitchen stuff and the bright colors we instantly new we’d use them for this recipe (mostly because I couldn’t think at the time of another drink big enough to go in a mug).

Classic Moscow Mule Recipe in a Vintage Hazel Atlas Glass
Classic Moscow Mule Recipe in a Vintage Hazel Atlas Glass

The fact that I’ve grown to enjoy Ginger beer because of these is likely due to the lime and vodka that they are made with. I’ve always been a big fan of citrus based drinks, which probably comes from my obsession with those “sour kid” candies when I was a kid. I’d be lying if I said it totally stopped when I hit adulthood and could buy them by the bag…

Classic Moscow Mule Recipe

I’m going off topic however so let’s get to the point. How do you make Moscow Mule? To make this popular cocktail, you simply need Vodka, lime and Ginger beer. Follow the recipe below and try it!

Let me know in the comments what you think!


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4.67 from 3 votes
Classic Moscow Mule
Prep Time
5 mins
Total Time
5 mins

This Classic Moscow Mule recipe is a great combination of Vodka, Ginger Beer and Fresh Lime Juice.

Course: cocktails
Cuisine: American
Keyword: moscow mule
Servings: 1
Calories: 194 kcal
Author: Mr. Kitchen Magpie
  • 2 oz vodka
  • 3/4 oz fresh lime juice
  • 6 oz ginger Beer
  • ice
  1. Combine vodka, ginger beer and fresh lime juice in a beer mug with ice.
Nutrition Facts
Classic Moscow Mule
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 194
% Daily Value*
Sodium 12mg 1%
Total Carbohydrates 16g 5%
Sugars 15g
Vitamin C 7.7%
Iron 1.7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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  1. Replace the vodka with some 4 Roses Small Batch and you’ll never go back. Kentucky Mules are excellent!!

  2. Nothing beats a classic mule like this. Perfect for day drinking on my patio this weekend 🙂

  3. Susan Acklen Reply

    So refreshing, thanks for the recipe! Love your kitschy-vintage glassware!

  4. Awesome Drink. Just right for the Friday night….home….shopping bags down…..get me a cocktail and make it quick and kick. I love ginger so this is a hit with me. I only had ginger cordial and soda and not a fan of lime but added a twist for the decor… perhaps the next one I make I will add a little more decorum. These are great fun… Thank Yoy

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