Try this Blackberry Moscow Mule for a delicious twist on the classic Moscow Mule cocktail. Fresh blackberries, lime juice, vodka and spicy ginger beer combine in this delicious and refreshing icy cocktail.
Who doesn’t love a moscow mule cocktail? They are seriously the most refreshing beverage – Perfect for warm summer evenings on the patio.
Today I’m putting a twist on the traditional moscow mule by throwing some fresh blackberries into the mix.
If you’ve ever made a Moscow Mule, you know that it is a super simple recipe. There’s basically no measuring involved, no cocktail shakers needed and no fancy ingredients.
The muddler is used for mashing the fresh blackberries, helping to release all their yummy juices. However, if you don’t have one on hand, feel free to use the handle of a wooden spoon in its place.
Those copper mugs though… In my book, they’re a necessity! They’re so pretty, and the beads of water that form on them when they’re icy cold leave you refreshed just looking at them.
But did you know, that the copper also serves a purpose? The cold metal does a great job of insulating your cocktail.
That means that your blackberry moscow mule stays icy cold as you sip on it. I mean, no one wants a warm cocktail in the summertime…
- Fresh Lime Juice
- Vodka – Or, see below for other liquor options.
- Ginger Beer
How to Make a Blackberry Moscow Mule
- Squeeze the juice from half a lime into your mug and add a small handful of blackberries (about 5). Muddle those together and then fill your mug with ice.
- Then, you’ll add in a shot of vodka.
- Top the whole thing off with some ginger beer. Note: Be sure that you’re using ginger beer and not ginger ale. While it will still taste good, it will be much more sweet and the ginger flavor will not be so pronounced.
To finish off my blackberry moscow mules, I dressed them up with a lime wedge and couple more fresh blackberries. Totally optional, but so pretty! You could also add some fresh mint leaves or basil.
While it will still taste good, ginger ale will make a much sweeter moscow mule and the ginger flavor will not be so pronounced. I definitely prefer ginger beer in my moscow mules because I like the bite of the ginger flavor and like my cocktails on the not-so-sweet side.
You sure can! Here are some different liquors that you can use in a moscow mule cocktail:
Tequila – This is also known as a Mexican Mule.
Bourbon – This is also known as a Kentucky Mule.
Gin – This is also known as a Gin Buck or Gin Gin Mule.
Rum – This is also known as a Dark ‘n Stormy if it’s make with dark rum.
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Blackberry Moscow Mule
- Muddle lime juice and blackberries in a copper mug. Add vodka, and ice to fill and top with ginger beer. Enjoy!
This post was originally published in 2018. It was updated in 2023 to add new photographs and information. The original recipe contained elderflower liqueur. If you would like to make that recipe, simply add in a splash of St. Germain. Cheers!