The Moscow Mule
The Moscow Mule has become one of the most favored drinks in America and for a good reason! With just three ingredients you can make this popular cocktail at home. The ginger beer is what makes this cocktail unique, and while there are many different brands out there, they are not all created equal. The fresh ginger taste is what differentiates a Moscow Mule in the cocktail world. Spice yours up by using a bold ginger beer like the one from Buffalo Rock Co. Some may not want their mule to kick that hard, in which case you can opt for a more mild ginger beer like the one made by Fever Tree. Another great brand that you can find in most grocery stores is Barritt’s Ginger Beer. They also have a diet option!
Upgrade Your Moscow Mule
The classic ingredients of a Moscow Mule are as follows:
-Lime juice (plus lime wedge for garnish)
So simple, yet so good! The original recipe is great to build off of and great creative with drink making. I’ve seen so many great ideas for upgrading your mule already this season like this Apple Cider Moscow Mule Recipe, as well as this Cranberry Moscow Mule Punch from Whitney Bond which is a great idea for a holiday party!
My recipe is a copycat from a raspberry Moscow Mule that I had at Flip Burger Boutique a few years back. I think it’s pretty close to how they constructed theirs, minus the fancy liquid nitrogen!
Raspberry Moscow Mule Recipe
The stand out ingredient in this recipe is fresh raspberries, but muddling the raspberries into the glass simply will not do. To achieve the perfect consistency, we’ll need to use a blender or food processor to puree the raspberries. I use my Dash blender on the puree setting, which is perfect!
Put 5 oz. (1 small package) of fresh berries into the blender with 1/3 cup of simple syrup and puree. You may need to add a little water to loosen it up, so just add a few tablespoons of water if needed.
Next, you’ll need to use a strainer to remove any remaining seeds that weren’t broken down. This extra step makes the biggest difference in the taste and consistency of this drink.
Measure 1-2 tablespoons of the raspberry puree into your copper mug, add vodka, lime juice, and ginger beer. Stir and enjoy!
- 5 oz fresh raspberries
- Ginger Beer
- Simple Syrup
Make 1/3 cup of simple syrup.
Heat 1/3 cup of water and 1/3 cup of sugar together over medium heat.
Place 5 oz. raspberries (1 small package) and simple sugar into blender or food processor. Blend until pureed.
Pour raspberry mixture through extra fine mesh strainer to catch any seeds that weren’t blended
To assemble one cocktail, add ice to Moscow mule mug, 1 tablespoon of raspberry puree, 1.5 oz of vodka, 1 tablespoon lime juice and top with ginger beer. Stir and enjoy!