Moscow Mule Cocktail Recipe

Brandy O'Neill | Nutmeg Nanny

The Moscow Mule Cocktail is an absolute classic. If you love ginger and lime, this is for you!

Moscow Mule Cocktail Photo

I still remember the first time I had a Moscow Mule. My husband and I were waiting for a table at this fancy little restaurant a few towns away. I had forgot to make reservations, but figured since it was a Wednesday night there wouldn’t be a wait.

I was wrong and I was starving, so leaving was completely out of the question. I had my mind set on ordering their duck, and I wasn’t leaving until I had it. While we waited for a table to open up we grabbed a seat at their tiny, but very efficient, bar.

Their bartender reminds me someone from the past. Like he hopped out of a speakeasy and just started shaking up cocktails in the year 2014. He is always coming up with tasty new drinks or a delicious spin on a classic.

When I asked him what was new, he told me I had to try their Moscow mule. I was sold! If a bartender tells me I have to try something I’m in no place to turn that recommendation down.

The first thing I noticed is that he started chipping a large block of ice for my drink. Seriously, there are bars that are still chipping away at their own ice? I’m such a sucker for nostalgia, and I was sucked right in.

Moscow Mule Cocktail Picture

After he did his thing, he sat down in front of me the most perfect mix of ginger, lime and booze a girl could ask for. The best part is that they use their own homemade ginger ale!

While I’m not sharing a recipe for that just yet, a nice spicy store bought brand ginger ale or ginger beer works just as well. Just be sure to not use anything too weak. That means to stay away from that green bottled ginger ale you find in the soft drink aisle.

Shoot for the glass bottles of Jamaican ginger beer if you can find it. Trust me, it is well worth it.

Oh and that adorable bronze cup? That is a traditional Moscow mule mug. You can easily find them on Amazon, and while they are not required for the drink, they do add a nice amount of bling to your cocktail and keep your drink extra cold. Plus they look pretty cool. 

Love cocktails? You've got to try Brandy's Cara Cara Gin & Tonic and Pear Vodka too!

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Moscow Mule Cocktail Recipe

  1 Servings


  • 2 ounces Vodka
  • 1/2 Lime, squeezed
  • 12 ounces Ginger Beer, spicy
  • 1 wedges Lime Wedge


  1. Fill a 16 ounce large glass or Moscow mule mug with crushed ice.
  2. Pour in vodka and squeezed lime. Top with spicy ginger beer and garnish with an extra wedge of lime. 


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Author: Brandy O'Neill
Recipe Yields: 1 drink
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 1 drink
Servings Per Recipe 1

Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 0
Calories 332

% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0g
  Saturated Fat 0g
Sodium 1mg
Total Carbohydrate 52g
  Dietary Fiber 1g
  Sugars 49g
Protein 0g

* Percent Daily Value are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
** Nutrition Facts are estimated based on ingredients and data provided by Fat Secret. Please consult a doctor if you have special dietary needs.
Brandy O'Neill

About Brandy

Brandy loves all things culinary, as documented on Nutmeg Nanny. But we're especially excited for her boozy cocktails and kid-friendly mocktails as our Cocktails and Mocktails Fanatic.

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