A Moscow mule is made of freshly squeezed lime juice, vodka, and ginger beer and is usually served in a copper mug. This cocktail's origin has nothing to do with Moscow or mules, but after a few sips no one will care!
There are many different variations of this cocktail including the Kentucky mule, Jamaican mule, Aussie Mule, etc... If you want to read more about the history of this drink definitely head on over to Wikipedia. It has an interesting back story.
I blame my brother for getting me addicted to this drink. The last 3 times I've been over to his place, he's always asked me if I wanted a drink and he will give me a Moscow Mule. A Moscow Mule is served in a copper glass and it has ginger beer, vodka, and lime. The glass is what makes it fancy. Since it's copper, the glasses are kind of expensive. They run about 20.00 a piece at Pier 1 Imports. I think they're worth it though. You could always serve the drink in another type of glass but it just wouldn't be the same.
To make this drink WW friendly look for Ginger Beer that says diet on them. Some brands that are zero are Gosling's Diet Ginger Beer. Can be found at Wal-Mart. If you can't find Diet Ginger Beer use Ginger Ale. 3 oz of that is 2 smart points.
What Ingredients do I need?
In this section, you can find substitutes or suggestions for certain ingredients. I also will try and list out what the ingredients' purpose is for.
Vodka - You can use whatever flavor of vodka you like here. I think vanilla vodka, plain vodka, or whipped vodka would be good
Ginger Beer - diet or regular
Limes - you will need the juice and some of the limes for wedges
Here are some tools that will help will help you with the recipes. All links will open in Amazon. Yes, I do get some kind of credit.
Moscow Mule Mugs - Moscow mules are always served in a classic copper mug. I won’t tell anyone if you use a different type of glass.
Bar Tending Tools - for measuring out the right amount of Vodka
Glass Pitcher - HIWARE 64 Ounces Glass Pitcher with Stainless Steel Lid / Water Carafe with Handle - if you plan on making more servings
How to make a Moscow Mule
To print the full recipe please see the recipe card below.
Fill a copper mug or rocks glass with ice; pour in vodka, lime juice, and ginger beer.
Add the squeezed lime half if desired.
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- 1 oz of vodka
- 1 can of diet ginger beer (can sub 3oz of ginger ale)
- 1 juice of half of lime
- ice and lime wedge
- Fill a copper mug or rocks glass with ice; pour in vodka, lime juice, and ginger beer.
- Add the squeezed lime half if desired.
myWW points: Blue 3; Green 3; Purple 3
WW Personal Points: 3
- Serving Size: 1 drink