Frozen Moscow Mule

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Soak up some sun with a Frozen Moscow Mule by your side. Made in the blender with lime, vodka and frozen ginger beer, this slushy is a ray of sunshine.

two frozen Moscow mules in a copper and glass mugs with green and white striped paper straws and a wedge of lime on a white background with a green glass citrus squeezer and a green kitchen towel

Moscow mules are without a doubt one of my favorite cocktails.

I’ve long been a fan of ginger anything.

But when combined with lime juice and just about any spirit? Wow, it’s a winner.

Truly one of my favorite parts of mule-mixing is that you can enjoy them with so many spirits.

From the classic vodka Moscow mule to the many variations, there’s one of these drinks for everyone.

And the second-best part is how well it transcends seasons. I love an ice-cold mule in a copper mug in the spring summertime, but I also love them in the fall and winter.

Ginger pairs so well with apple in this apple cider mule but also with pumpkin in this pumpkin spice mule.

But one new combination that I love just as much, if not more? A frozen Moscow mule.

Frozen Moscow mule slushy

If you are looking for a way to beat the heat, this frozen Moscow mule is a real winner.

Made with lime juice, vodka (or the spirit of your choice) and frozen ginger beer, it’s mixed up in the blender to create an almost-slushy.

It’s not unlike sipping on a frozen margarita or frozen daiquiri, only with ginger beer as the star player.

a frozen Moscow mule in a copper and glass mug with a green and white striped paper straw and a wedge of lime on a white background with a green glass citrus squeezer and a green kitchen towel

What is a Moscow mule?

A Moscow mule is an easy-to-make, 3-ingredient cocktail that calls for vodka, lime juice and ginger beer. It’s traditionally served in a copper mug to keep the drink ice cold.

Ginger beer is different than ginger ale because it is a fermented ginger drink and it is not as sweet. However, you can make a mule with ginger ale if you don’t have ginger beer on hand.

But the mule is also a very versatile drink because you can make it lots of different ways.


You just need three ingredients for a frozen Moscow mule, so that means they need to be high quality!

Ginger beer: I like a spicier ginger beer, which means it has more of a zing of ginger, but you can go sweeter here if you like. Check out my list of the best ginger beers to help you decide on a spice level that’s right for you.

Lime juice: I always recommend fresh lime juice if you have it on hand, but feel free to use a good quality lime concentrate.

Vodka: Use the best vodka you can afford — my go-to advice for anything with drink mixing. In my Vodka 101 post, you can check out my favorite brands to keep on hand.

How to make a frozen mule in a blender

Making a good frozen mule requires some planning ahead, but overall it isn’t a complicated drink. We’ll make the frozen Moscow mule in a blender.

Here are some quick steps, then I’ll show you step-by-step instructions.

  1. Freeze ginger beer in an ice cube tray.
  2. Once frozen, add them to a blender with vodka and lime juice.
  3. Blend until smooth.
  4. Serve in a copper mug or rocks glass. Cheers!
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Take a bottle of ginger beer and empty it into an ice cube tray.

A typical bottle will make enough ice cubes for 2 drinks, so make more as needed. (You’re probably going to want seconds, just sayin’.)

a tray of ready-to-freeze ginger beer ice cubes on a green kitchen towel

Fill every cavity about the same to ensure they freeze at the same rate. (They don’t have to be perfect, though!)

Let it set up in the freezer for a few hours until they are solid.

Note: The ginger beer ice cubes will be sticky, so make sure to wash your tray afterward before using it for regular ice.

a tray of frozen ginger beer ice cubes on a green kitchen towel

Add the ginger beer ice cubes, lime juice and vodka to a blender.

For drinks, I recommend getting a really good blender like a Vitamix. Blend until smooth! You’re looking for the consistency of a slushy, with no chunks of ice remaining.

Pour into mule mugs or a rocks glass. Garnish with a slice of lime and add a straw.

And that’s how you make a Moscow mule slushy. Time to slurp it up!

top view of two frozen Moscow mules with a green citrus juicer, limes and a dark green kitchen towel

Frozen Moscow mule variations

Try one of these substitutions for the vodka and/or citrus juice to make this frozen mule a number of ways:

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two frozen Moscow mules in a copper and glass mugs with green and white striped paper straws and a wedge of lime on a white background with a green glass citrus squeezer and a green kitchen towel

Frozen Moscow Mule

Yield: 2 cocktails
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 0 minutes
Total Time: 3 hours 5 minutes
Beat the summer heat with a frozen Moscow mule! They are essentially Moscow mule slushies made with frozen ginger beer, lime juice and vodka.
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  • 12 ounces ginger beer
  • ½ cup vodka
  • 2 ounces fresh lime juice
  • 2 lime wedges for garnish


  • Fill a clean, empty ice cube tray with ginger beer. Freeze until solid, about 3 hours.
  • In a blender, combine ginger beer ice cubes, vodka and lime. Blend until smooth.
  • Divide into two glasses or mule mugs. Serve with a straw and garnish with a lime wedge.

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nutrition information

Yield: 2 cocktails

amount per serving:

Serving: 8ounces Calories: 209kcal Carbohydrates: 19g Protein: 0.2g Fat: 0.1g Saturated Fat: 0.01g Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.01g Monounsaturated Fat: 0.01g Sodium: 13mg Potassium: 54mg Fiber: 1g Sugar: 16g Vitamin A: 23IU Vitamin C: 14mg Calcium: 15mg Iron: 0.4mg
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  1. Megan says

    These are sooooo good! I love how easy they are to make – I’m keeping the ginger beer cubes on hand now!

  2. Kathleen says

    Super delish and so easy, love being able to prep the ginger beer ice cubes ahead of time! And thanks for the tip about them being sticky, I thought maybe mine weren’t frozen all the way, but then saw your tip!

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