How to Make a Moscow Mule


Mules have become quite the trendy cocktail these days, and I have to say, I’m not mad at it! Ginger beer has become one of my favorite mixers, and (in my humble opinion) it jazzes up just about any type of booze. But you can’t deny the deliciousness of the classic Moscow Mule. Mr. Lovely recently got me the perfect little copper mugs for just such an occasion, and we’ve been having a good ol’ time perfecting our Moscow Mule recipe! If you’re celebrating this weekend, mix up a few of these for yourself and your pals. Here’s how to make a Moscow Mule.

How to Make a Moscow Mule
How to Make a Moscow Mule

First, a few things! These are our favorite moscow mule mugs; they keep the drink nice and chilly but your hand stays comfy on the handle. I never realized before we started making mules that the mug is crucial! They’re best when they’re super cold, and the copper mugs really help keep them chilly. Also, we came up with a fun and simple DIY project for some drink markers that you can add to your mule mugs in case you’re having a party and want to make sure that people can keep track of their own drink. You can find that tutorial right here.

How to Make a Moscow Mule


  • 1 1/2 oz vodka
  • 4 oz ginger beer
  • juice of 1/2 a lime
  • lime wedge for garnish

Start by filling your copper mug with ice to get it nice and frosty! Pour the vodka over the ice. Then, fill the mug with ginger beer. We really love Reed’s Ginger beer, and we find it at Trader Joe’s.

I like my Moscow Mules pretty tangy, so here’s the part where I squeeze in a half a lime! If you’re not into that sort of thing, just garnish with a lime and call it good. Or if you’re feeling adventurous, add in some fresh muddled fruit, like strawberries or blueberries, to make it a fruity Mule! In that case, I’d actually back it up a little bit and muddle the fruit and vodka first, then add the ginger beer once your fruit is muddled. But to be honest, I like the classic version of this cocktail best of all.

How to Make a Moscow Mule

And here’s something fun for ya — while you’re mixing up mules for your guests, you can impress them with this knowledge bomb: Smirnoff is the original vodka of the Moscow Mule! Who knew? So now you’re not only a cocktail master, you’re a trivia master too.

Here’s hoping try this recipe out soon! Figuring out how to make a Moscow Mule isn’t rocket science, but it sure makes for a delicious drink to share with friends. Ryan and I are over here cheersing you from afar and wishing you well, whatever it is you’re celebrating (even if it’s just “We made it through Monday!”). And as always, please drink responsibly, and only if you’re over 21. xoxo

How to Make a Moscow Mule
How to Make a Moscow Mule
How to Make a Moscow Mule

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  2. Such a pretty post. I love the photography, with the limes arranged all the way around. It makes me want to go and shoot some shots the same way for another project I am working on. Keep up the good work.