Top 5 Moscow Mule 'Remixes' You Never Knew About

With summer now in full swing, it’s the perfect time to discover new cocktails to sip on. Of the many reasons to love a drink, it can be even more rewarding to fall in love with a unique variation of an original. Enter the Moscow Mule.

Moscow Mule Mug zoomed in Mule on Mug

First poured in 1941, this classic cocktail hails not from Moscow (weird, right?) but rather LA's celebrity packed British tavern, the Cock ‘n Bull. It’s use of ginger beer and copper mugs comes with an interesting backstory you wouldn’t expect.

The bar owner at the time, Jack Morgan, way over ordered cases of ginger beer. Serendipitously, Jack's girlfriend conveniently owned a copper manufacturing company. Out of the necessity to clear inventory, coupled with the ability to acquire copper mugs for next to nothing, the Moscow Mule was born.

Over the years many variations have surfaced for an added twist, some better than others. Here are our favorite Top 5 not-so-traditional ‘remixes’ of the Moscow Mule that are a must try this summer!

The Summer Mule

summer moscow mule mix berries

-1/2 oz freshly squeezed lime juice
-Fresh berries (about 4-6 per drink)
-2 oz  vodka
-3  oz ginger beer
-Soda or sparkling water


  1. Muddle the berries with the lime juice (blackberries and raspberries are preferred, but strawberries and blueberries work too)
  2. Add the ginger beer and vodka
  3. Pour over ice and top off with sparkling or soda water

    The addition of fresh berries takes things to the next level. Whether you prefer blueberries or raspberries, you’re in for a treat as the natural berry flavors pair well with the ginger beer. 

    Bonus Tip- try blueberry or raspberry vodka instead of regular for an extra boost in taste!


    The Spicy Mule

    -1 jalapeno (makes 4-6 drinks)
    -1 oz freshly squeezed lime juice
    -½ oz orange liqueur (ie. Grand Marnier or Cointreau)
    -4 oz ginger beer
    -2 oz vodka


    1. Thinly slice the jalapeno and muddle a few slices with the lime juice and orange liqueur
    2. Stir in the vodka and ginger beer
    3. Serve over ice

      Muddling the jalapeno slices brings out the bulk of the heat and flavor. If that’s not enough for you, make sure the slices you add to the drink are thin too. This helps the vodka soak right through them to add an extra kick to this already spicy concoction. 

      Bonus Tip- if your mouth is too hot afterwards, make your next drink a vodka-lemonade. The acidity of the spice gets neutralized by the alkaline properties of the sugar, vodka, and lemonade!

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      The Mega Mint Mule

      -5 parts ginger beer
      -4 parts vodka
      -1 part lime juice
      -bundle of mint leaves
      -Lots of Ice


      1. Muddle about half the mint leaves with the lime juice
      2. Add all the ingredients together, stir, and serve over ice
      3. garnish with remaining mint leaves

      If you’re looking to turn heads at your next summer party, furnishing a supersized Moscow Mule is the way to do it. Trending in bars in major cities, save yourself the hassle of the crowds and overpriced drinks by making yours at home. The most important piece is grabbing a 1.5 gallon Mowscow Mule Mug for making festive large-batch recipes. 

      Bonus Tip- keep the giant mug in a freezer and add the ginger beer at the absolute last second. This will help keep things cooler and fizzy, longer!

      The Long Island Mule

      -½ oz fresh lime juice
      -½ oz fresh lemon juice
      -3 oz ginger beer
      -½ oz orange liqueur (ie. Grand Marnier or Cointreau)
      -2 oz vodka
      -1 oz light rum
      -½ oz tequila

      Directions: Stir all the ingredients and serve over ice

      If you arrived at the party late and need to play catch up, this one's definitely for you. This variation is by far one of the strongest we could find, drink with caution! 

      Bonus Tip- try coconut rum instead of regular light rum, to give the drink a slightly tropical feel

      The French and British Mules

      British English Moscow Mule Gin

      -2 oz gin (British) or 2 oz cognac (French)
      -4 oz ginger beer
      -½ oz freshly squeezed lime juice

      Directions: stir all the ingredients together and serve over ice

      Nothing says British like gin, likewise, cognac for their French brethren. Both taste amazing and honor traditional ingredients of each country. 

      Bonus Tip- add a few drops of aromatic bitters (Angostura) to the French Mule, it’ll help the cognac reach its full potential. Add a fruit bitters (Regan’s Orange) to the British Mule to help the gin reach its full potential!

      All of the fun and unique Mules above taste incredible and will not disappoint. Already have a special variation you love sipping on? Great, because we want to hear about it. Share with us your recipe in the comment section below.

      Happy drinking this summer, Cheers!

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