Classic Moscow Mule Recipe

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

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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! 

Classic Moscow Mule in a beer mug with ice, garnish with slice of lime
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, garnish with a slice of lime and a bottle of vodka on background
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…

close up of Classic Moscow Mule Recipe in a Vintage Hazel Atlas Glass, garnish with a slice of lime and a bottle of vodka on background

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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Classic Moscow Mule

This Classic Moscow Mule recipe is a great combination of Vodka, Ginger Beer and Fresh Lime Juice.
5 from 6 votes
Prep Time
5 minutes
Total Time
5 minutes
Karlynn Johnston


  • 2 ounces vodka
  • 3/4 ounce fresh lime juice
  • 6 ounces ginger Beer
  • ice


  • Combine vodka, ginger beer and fresh lime juice in a beer mug with ice.

Nutrition Information

Serving: 1g, Calories: 194kcal, Carbohydrates: 16g, Sodium: 12mg, Sugar: 15g, Vitamin C: 6.4mg, Iron: 0.3mg

All calories and info are based on a third party calculator and are only an estimate. Actual nutritional info will vary with brands used, your measuring methods, portion sizes and more.

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  1. June Robbs says

    What brand of ginger beer do you recommend? I bought Cock and Bull and it is pretty strong so I use less…about 4 oz. Looking for more gin recipes. Thanks5 stars

  2. Colonel_LD says

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

  3. Des says

    Nothing beats a classic mule like this. Perfect for day drinking on my patio this weekend 🙂5 stars

  4. Brandy @ Nutmeg Nanny says

    One of my favorite drinks! Looks perfect!

  5. Delaney | Melanie Makes says

    This is such a festive cocktail!

  6. Dorothy at Shockinglydelish says

    I love ginger beer. I know I will love this!!

  7. Susan Acklen says

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

  8. Jane says

    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 Yoy5 stars

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