20 Moscow Mule Variations to Try This Summer

The Moscow Mule cocktail is made with three simple ingredients – vodka, ginger beer and lime juice. And while it’s delicious, there are times when you may want to switch things up a bit. Here are 20 Moscow Mule variations for you to try when you want a twist.

First, let’s start with the classic Moscow Mule and its ingredients:

Moscow Mule Ingredients

A classic Moscow Mule Cocktail has three ingredients:

  1. Vodka
  2. Ginger Beer
  3. Lime Juice

Also, most Moscow Mule cocktails are served in these copper mugs. Not only do they look cool, but they also serve a purpose. The cold metal does a great job of insulating your cocktail.

Moscow Mule Variations

There are many Moscow Mule variations. First, let’s start with the classic variations that simply swap out the vodka for a different liquor:

  • Mexican Mule – a Moscow Mule made with Tequila.
  • Kentucky Mule – a Moscow Mule made with Bourbon.
  • Gin Buck (or Gin Gin Mule) – a Moscow Mule made with Gin.
  • Dark ‘n Stormy – a Moscow mule made with Dark Rum.

Aside from the Moscow Mule variations that simply swap out the liquor, you can also add in some additional flavors to your cocktail. Here are some unique twists on the Moscow Mule cocktail.

Moscow Mule Recipes

1. Cherry Moscow Mule

This Cherry Moscow Mule puts a delicious spin on the traditional moscow mule. Fresh cherries, lime juice, vodka and ginger beer are all you need to make this delicious, icy and refreshing cocktail.

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2. Blood Orange & Pomegranate Syrup Moscow Mule

This variation adds blood orange juice and a drizzle of pomegranate syrup or molasses.

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3. Clementine Moscow Mules

Clementine juice is a delicious addition to the Moscow Mule.

4. Raspberry Lime Moscow Mule

This Raspberry Moscow Mule offers a twist on the traditional Moscow Mule cocktail. Fresh raspberries, lime juice, ginger beer & vodka combine together in this delicious and refreshing icy cocktail that’s perfect any time of the year.

5. Cucumber Mule with Gin

This cucumber mule recipe uses gin instead of a classic Moscow mule and is also known as a Gin Gin Mule.

6. Apple Cider Moscow Mule

This Apple Cider Moscow Mule puts a Fall twist on the traditional cocktail. Apple cider, lime juice, vodka and ginger beer are all you need for this delicious cocktail.

7. Cranberry Moscow Mule

This cranberry moscow mule is going to be the perfect drink for entertaining during the holiday season.

8. Carrot Moscow Mule Cocktail

This Carrot Moscow Mule is a vegetable twist on the classic cocktail! And hey, adding carrot juice means it’s practically like drinking salad, right?

9. Grilled Pineapple Mules

Putting a summery twist on your classic Moscow mule with  grilled pineapple! This grilled pineapple mule is the perfect combination of spicy and sweet that will transport you to the islands with one sip!

10. Blackberry Moscow Mule with Elderflower

Try this Blackberry Moscow Mule with Elderflower for a delicious twist on the traditional Moscow Mule cocktail. Fresh blackberries, lime juice, vodka and ginger beer combine with the essence of elderflower in this delicious and refreshing icy cocktail.

11. Hatch Chile & Raspberry Moscow Mules

A Smoky pepper Hatch Chile and Raspberry twist on the classic Mule!

12. Grapefruit Smoked Salt London Mule

Check out this great twist on the classic London Mule with a smoked some salt rim, and added citrus for this great grapefruit gin mule cocktail!

13. Maple Bourbon Moscow Mules

Real maple syrup, bourbon, and apple cider come together to make a 10/10 Fall cocktail: the Maple Bourbon Moscow Mule.

14. Strawberry Lime Moscow Mule

Try this Strawberry Moscow Mule for a twist on the traditional Moscow Mule cocktail. Fresh strawberries, lime juice, vodka and ginger beer combine together in this delicious and refreshing icy cocktail.

15. Danish Aquavit Mule

Made with herbal Scandinavian aquavit.

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16. Pina Colada Moscow Mule

This Pina Colada Moscow Mule is sweet & tart. This fruity drink is lively yet refreshing, and it is absolutely delicious!

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17. Blue Mule Cocktail Recipe

A fun, sweet update to the classic Moscow Mule, this Blue Mule is a beautiful cocktail drink that tastes great.

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18. Rosemary Strawberry Moscow Mule Cocktail

A fruity herby drink muddled with the traditional ingredients for any Moscow Mule.

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19. Watermelon Moscow Mule

This Watermelon Moscow Mule is the perfect light and refreshing cocktail to enjoy on hot summer nights.

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20. Peach Basil Moscow Mule

For a refreshing variation on a classic Moscow Mule cocktail, try this Peach Basil Moscow Mule recipe! It combines peach vodka, fresh basil & lemon juice for a delicious drink!

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4 comments

  1. Jana

    Thanks for sharing my blood orange recipe, this looks like a great list. Thankfully we have a whole summer to try them all lol 😆

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    1. Erin

      You are welcome Jana!!! Cheers!

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  2. Catherine @ To & Fro Fam

    I would like to try ALL of these this summer. (Note to self: Buy a Moscow Mule cup!)

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  3. Jana Seitzer

    I love mules like no one’s business. Off to make some mule’s after I pin this post!

    Reply

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