Sweet and tart are how I’d describe this Pina Colada Moscow Mule Recipe!
This fruity drink is lively yet refreshing, and it is absolutely delicious!
Moscow Mule’s ginger beer has a HUGE amount of flavor. Moscow Mules have come a long way. They are no longer simply flavored with lime, you can have your Mule infused with almost anything! This Pina Colada Moscow Mule is great for soaking up warm weather as it is tropical in flavor and it is cool and totally refreshing! But this recipe is fantastic any time of year! You can easily double or triple the recipe!
What Is A Moscow Mule?
A Moscow Mule is a cocktail made with vodka, ginger beer, and a splash of lime juice. The drinks are garnished with line slices and served up nice and cold! Vodka is the most popular alcohol in this cocktail but will see variations served with other types of whisky, bourbon, or rum.
- Coconut rum
- Pina colada mix
- Ginger beer
For the exact measurements needed, please see the recipe card below.
How To Make Pina Colada Moscow Mule Cocktail
This Moscow mule is embarrassingly simple. Only 4 ingredients are necessary!
To prepare this cocktail, combine rum, lime juice, and pina colada mix in two copper mugs filled with ice, stir.
Top each with ginger beer. Garnish with lime slices and pineapple wedges.
You can play around with the rum; the coconut rum keeps with the pina colada flavors, but there are so many options when it comes to rum these days!
Add a splash of vodka for a more potent cocktail.
Pineapple juice or orange juice can be added to your cocktail.
If you really want this cocktail to taste like a pina colada, add a little coconut water or coconut cream!
Why Are Moscow Mules Served In Copper Mugs?
Cold copper seems to intensify the fizziness of the carbonation in ginger beer, making for a refreshing and fragrant cocktail. Many Moscow-mule drinkers also say that the copper cup enhances all the flavors from vodka to lime. Another reason Moscow Mules are served in copper mugs is the cold metal insulates the temperature of the chilled ginger beer, keeping the cocktail cool and delicious!
If you don’t own copper mugs, no worries. Don’t feel like you cannot enjoy a mule without the mugs; a chilled glass will work just fine! But it is FUN drinking out of those fancy mugs!
Can Moscow Mule Be Made With Ginger Ale?
Yes, you can replace the ginger beer with ginger ale if you’d like to have a sweeter and more bubbly taste added to your drink. If you want a stronger ginger flavor (or flavor in general) then I recommend sticking with the ginger beer.
Where is Moscow Mule From?
Despite the exotic-sounding name, the drink was actually created in 1941 in New York. The drink was created as a way to get customers to buy ginger beer as it was fresh on the market and not many people were buying it. The name itself was created in two parts- one the “Moscow” was because people often associate vodka with Russia and 2- the “mule” was because the ginger beer helped to give the drink a special kick.
More Moscow Mule recipes:
- Champagne Moscow Mule with Mint
- Lemonade Moscow Mule
- Cranberry Orange Moscow Mule
- Strawberry Key Lime Moscow Mule
- 4 oz coconut rum (Malibu)
- Juice from 1 lime
- 4 oz pina colada mix
- 1 can of ginger beer
Combine rum, lime juice, and pina colada mix in two copper mugs filled with ice, stir.
Top each with ginger beer.
Garnish with lime slices and pineapple wedges.
Amount Per Serving Calories 0Total Fat 0gSaturated Fat 0gCholesterol 0mgSodium 0mgFiber 0gSugar 0gProtein 0g