The Classic and Foolproof Moscow Mule

Moscow Mule | Glass of GlamOne of my absolute favorite cocktails is the classic Moscow Mule. I love the spiciness of the ginger, the sweetness of the ginger beer, and the refreshing lime squeeze. It is simply a heavenly combination. And you get to drink it out of a cool copper cup. I guess the vodka is just an extra bonus.

I think the perfect Moscow Mule comes down to the ginger beer. For this recipe I used Trader Joe’s because that’s what was convenient. But my absolute favorite is Fever Tree.

Making your own ginger simple syrup kicks it up a notch. It is super easy to make and you will have leftovers for next time…and next time. And probably the time after that too.

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GINGER SYRUP INGREDIENTS:

Sugar

Water

Knob of ginger

MOSCOW MULE INGREDIENTS:

Vodka (I used Grey Goose)

Ginger Beer (I used Trader Joe’s but my fave is Fever Tree)

Ginger Syrup

Limes

Copper Cups

To make the ginger simple syrup:

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Cut off a good sized knob of ginger, peel, and cut into small pieces.

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In a small saucepan, bring 2 cups of sugar and 1 cup of water to a boil. Lower to a simmer and add the ginger. Stir it around and use a potato masher to macerate and muddle ginger in the concoction for about 5 minutes.

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Strain out the ginger pieces. I saved mine to munch on later because I assumed they would taste like candy. We’ll see how that goes.

Making the Moscow Mule Cocktail:

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Fill your copper cup with ice, and add 2-3 teaspoons of ginger syrup.

Squeeze 1/2 lime into the cup. I like mine extra lime-y.

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Add 1-2 ounces of vodka. Top off with ginger beer, and garnish with lime!

Moscow Mule | Glass of GlamAnd of course, drink responsibly!

Still thirsty? Check out the Aperol Spritz and the Strawberry Gin Martini.

my favorite copper cups:

–Roxanne

Currently Sipping:
Moscow Mule!

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7 Responses to The Classic and Foolproof Moscow Mule

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  3. Carrie @ Curly Crafty Mom says:

    Ok, this is going to sound crazy… but, I’ve never had a moscow mule! I need to fix that! This recipe looks so good, I’m going to pin!

    Carrie
    curlycraftymom.com

  4. Bridget Rose says:

    Yum! Mules have become my go-to drink when out. I definitely will try this!

    XO

    Bridget || http://www.bridgetrosebeauty.com

  5. Jalisa says:

    This sounds wonderful and super easy, too! Thanks so much for sharing, beautiful, and I hope you’re having a great start to your week so far!

    XO,

    Jalisa
    http://www.thestylecontour.com