What is good about Mule cocktails is that they can be made with just about anything – vodka, tequila, rum, whiskey, and almost any other spirits. It can also be made with almost any other fruit and berry flavors.
Copper mugs make the cocktail keep chilled longer without watering it down. The copper mug has a high conductivity that transfers the coldness of the ice into the cocktail without thawing out the ice.
Raspberry Moscow Mule
The Raspberry Moscow Mule is one such example. It can be made with raspberry vodka, raspberry cordial or simply just muddled raspberries.
With 180 calories to it, most of the calories in it are from sugar from the raspberries and ginger beer. This Raspberry Moscow Mule is made with muddled raspberries so it is fruity and sweet. It is best served in a copper mug to keep it chilled for a long time.
- 8z vodka
- 10 oz fresh raspberries
- Mint leaves
- 4 oz frozen raspberries
- 2 limes, juiced
- 2 bottles of ginger beer
- Lime wedges, fresh raspberries and mint leaves for garnish
Steps To Make
- Muddle the fresh raspberries, lime, and mint in a muddling glass.
- Fill four copper mugs with ice.
- Add 2 oz vodka in each copper mug. Stir well.
- Top with ginger beer and frozen berries.
- Garnish with lime wedges, mint leaves, and raspberries.
- Makes 4 servings.
Fish pairs well with Moscow Mule. Grilled salmon steak and buttered asparagus is a good choice and the fruity taste of the Raspberry Moscow Mule complements well with the fish.
Blackberry Moscow Mule
Blackberries also go well with Moscow Mules. Blackberries are high in Vitamin C and are essential for the production of collagen. However, with regards to Moscow Mule, it lends a fruity but tart sweetness to the cocktail.
- 1 handful fresh blackberries
- ½ lime
- 1 ½ oz vodka
- Ginger beer
- 1 splash of simple syrup to taste
- Sprig of mint
Steps to make
- Muddle together blackberries and lime.
- Add ice, vodka and a splash of simple syrup. Stir well.
- Top with ginger beer.
- Garnish with skewered blackberries, lemon wedge and a sprig of mint.
Cheeses pair well with Moscow Mules. The umami flavor of the cheddar cheese evens out the sweetly tart taste of the Blackberry Moscow Mule.
Cherry Moscow Mule
Cherries taste both sweet and sour and make a good addition to many dishes, desserts, and jams. This fruity, summery cocktail is both delicious and refreshing.
With 310 calories per 10 ounces serving, most of the calories come from sugars from the cherries, vodka and ginger beer.
- 6 maraschino cherries
- 1 ounce lime juice
- 3 ounces vodka
- 6 ounces ginger beer
- Edible flowers, to garnish
Steps to make
- In a glass, muddle maraschino cherries and lime juice.
- Add vodka and stir.
- In a copper mug, pour cherry mixture over ice and top it off with ginger beer.
- Add edible flowers for garnish.
Seafood pairs well with Moscow Mule and complements well with the lemony ginger taste of the cocktail.
Can you use ginger ale in a Moscow Mule?
Ginger ale can be used as an alternative to ginger beer in making Moscow Mule. It is a good alternative with just 10 calories per ounce compared to the 15 calories per ounce of ginger beer.
Do ginger beer and ginger ale taste the same?
Ginger beer is brewed and fermented and has a more gingery taste as compared to ginger ale which is more carbonated. Ginger ale is also sweeter than ginger beer.
Is Moscow Mule a summer drink?
Moscow Mule is a summer drink. Its lemony taste with lots of ice makes it a refreshing drink.
Berry-flavored Moscow Mule is a welcome change to the classic Moscow Mule cocktail. The sweet tartness of the berries adds more character to the cocktail.