Moscow Mule is the signature cocktail served in beautiful, handmade copper mugs that are often displayed at famous pubs or even at the shelf of your own home bar. Like many great cocktails, a number of its variations have been produced and are enjoyed by mixologists and cocktail enthusiasts alike. Here are some of the best Moscow Mule recipes worldwide.
1. Classic Moscow Mule
The original Moscow Mule is an American creation. This cocktail is a fruit of the three unfortunate entrepreneurs’ partnership, and it became so popular that the said entrepreneurs were brought back in business. This thirst-quenching drink is made of freshly-squeezed lime juice, vodka, and ginger beer served in a copper mug and garnished with a lime wheel.
2. Blueberry Moscow Mule
The Blueberry Moscow Mule-sometimes called Moscow Blue-is one of the best-tasting Mule recipes because the sweet, ripe blueberries not only offer a much more interesting taste for the Mule, but it also gives the drink a vibrant color. This makes Moscow Blue a great choice of cocktail for themed parties-but make sure to prepare them in advance. To make this drink, just blend a cup of blueberries, half a cup of water and apple cider vinegar, a quarter cup of honey or simple syrup, and a teaspoon of ginger together and let it cool in the freezer for at least two days. Strain into a tin and combine it with vodka by shaking vigorously. Top it off with ginger beer, garnish, and you’re done!
3. Kentucky Mule
Moscow Mule was warmly welcomed by the US when it was first introduced, but since vodka wasn’t widely produced in the States during that time, it became a challenge to prepare this cocktail. So people got creative and substituted vodka with regional spirits. The variation made in Kentucky- Mule with their local spirit, bourbon as its base-became an instant hit. Bourbon Mule or Kentucky Mule is simply made of bourbon, lime juice, and ice poured in a copper mug, topped with ginger beer, and served with a lime wheel as a garnish.
4. Watermelon Mule
The scorching summer season won’t be complete without having a bite of fresh tropical fruits. But simply eating the fruits won’t be as fun as blending their flavors with your favorite summer cocktail. Having said that, we highly recommend preparing a cool mug of Watermelon Mule! Beat the heat by combining watermelon chunks, vodka, and ice in a shaker tin, straining it into a copper mug, and filling up the rest of the container with ginger beer. Enjoy!
5. Gin-Gin Moscow
Bourbon is not the only distilled drink that upgraded the Moscow Mule’s taste to the next level. Unbelievable as it is, gin made its own impact when added to the Mule recipe-and it leaves a great impression to those who witness this combination! Being made from juniper berries, gin gives an herbal flavor that enhances the taste of the original recipe. This variation is called Gin-Gin because of its two main ingredients-gin and ginger beer. Add a bit of lime juice to the equation, and you’ve got yourself a unique and irresistible Mule.
These Moscow Mule recipes are quite the delight, especially to the patrons of the classic Mule. Try these out for yourself and tell us what you think! Cheers!