This Moscow Mule recipe is so sweet and tangy!
This refreshingly simple cocktail recipe has summer vibes and tastes absolutely delicious!
It isn’t summertime without enjoying the flavor of key lime! The tart taste is irresistible and when you pair it with something sweet like strawberries, then you have the best of everything! Strawberries and key limes complement each other perfectly! If you are looking for your “summer drink”, well friends, here it is!
Moscow Mules have come a long way. They are no longer simply flavored with lime, you can have your Mule infused with almost anything!
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 lime 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.
What Is In This Moscow Mule Recipe?
- Strawberry Simple Syrup
- Key Lime Juice
- 1 can or bottle of ginger beer
How To Make This Strawberry Key Moscow Mule Cocktail
This Moscow mule is very easy and it doesn’t require many ingredients. Once you have your simple syrup made, you are ready to go!
To make simple syrup, place one cup of water and one cup of sugar in a saucepan, Bring to a boil, reduce heat and add chopped fresh strawberries. Allow the mixture to thicken and reduce by about half.
Strain the mixture, pressing lightly on the strawberries so that they release their juices. Allow the syrup to cool completely.
Simple syrup can be stored in the fridge for up to a month if stored in an airtight container.
To assemble your Moscow mule, place the simple syrup in a copper mug. Add key lime juice, vodka, and ice. Top your cocktail with ginger beer. Garnish with strawberries and lime slices!
You can play around with the vodka; there are so many flavored vodkas that can be used in the recipe.
Add a splash of rum for a more potent cocktail.
I used bottled key lime juice, but fresh is fine. You can also use regular limes or even lemons.
Purchased simple syrup will work, but homemade will taste better!
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!
More Moscow Mule recipes:
- 1 ½ oz syrup (see below)
- 1 oz key lime juice
- 2 oz vodka
- Ginger beer
- Prepare the simple syrup by boiling together water and sugar. Reduce heat and stir in strawerries. Continue to cook the mixture until it as reduced by half and has thickened. Cool completely,
- Place simple syrup and key lime juice in a mug. Add vodka and ice. Top with ginger beer and garnish with strawberries and lime slices.
To make simple syrup, you will need 1 cup of sugar, 1 cup of water and 1 cup of chopped strawberries, Store the syrup in an airtight container for up to a month.
You can use the syrup for other cocktails or to flavor ice tea or lemonades.
Amount Per Serving Calories 436Total Fat 0gSaturated Fat 0gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 0gCholesterol 0mgSodium 53mgCarbohydrates 80gFiber 0gSugar 66gProtein 0g