Moscow Mule

Moscow Mule // Feast + West

I’m having a serious addiction to ginger these days. For months, I have been snacking on candied ginger, adding ground ginger to baked goods and craving it in my cocktails as well. In fact, the very first cocktail recipe that I posted on this blog was for a Bourbon +  Ginger. I recently rediscovered ginger beer, which is a non-alcoholic soda made with ginger. It’s kind of a cross between root beer and ginger ale, and also totally delicious. My favorite brand of ginger beer is Bundaberg, but Reed’s is a close second!

Moscow Mule Mocktail // Feast + West

Now, I bring you the Moscow Mule for today’s Friday Night Delight. It’s a classic but simple cocktail that combines vodka, lime juice and ginger beer for a lovely and succulent treat. Traditional Moscow Mules are served in copper mugs to keep the beverage cold, but a Collins glass filled with ice will work just fine. And if you’re either out of vodka or just not a vodka lover, you can substitute other liquors in this recipe for similar results. Case in point:

  • Tequila: Mexican Mule
  • Bourbon: Kentucky Mule
  • Whiskey: Irish Mule
  • Cognac V.S.O.P.: French Mule
  • Gin: Gin-Gin Mule (Get it?)
  • Dark rum: Dark + Stormy
  • Light rum + cranberry juice: Yule Mule (for the holidays)

I hope you enjoy your weekend! I’m planning to spend most of mine curled up with a book. And a Moscow Mule, probably. (I’ve been drinking these all week!) // susannah

Click below to learn how to make a Moscow Mule! 

Moscow Mule // Feast + West

Moscow Mule

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Total Time: 5 minutes

Yields 1 cocktail

Moscow Mule

A classic vodka cocktail with spicy ginger beer


  • 1/2 ounce fresh lime juice (equivalent to 1 tablespoon or about half a lime)
  • 2 ounces vodka
  • 4 to 6 ounces ginger beer, chilled
  • Lime slices


  1. Fill a Collins glass or a Moscow Mule mug with ice. Squeeze lime juice into the glass and drop in the spent shell. 
  2. Then, pour in the vodka and top with ginger beer. Stir gently. Garnish with another lime slice, if desired.

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10 thoughts on “Moscow Mule

  1. I used to have some of those copper cups for Mules and just saw then for sale online.That was a very popular drink in the mid ’80, at least in N. CAL. Yum!

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