How to make a Moscow Mule
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5 from 5 votes

Moscow Mule

The spicy warmth of ginger beer makes the Moscow Mule a perfect warming cocktail for chilly weather, while fresh lime juice makes it equally wonderful in the summer months!
Prep Time5 mins
Total Time5 mins
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Keyword: moscow mule
Servings: 1 drink; can be scaled up as needed
Calories: 173
Author: Jennifer Farley


  • 2 ounces vodka (1/4 cup)
  • 1/2 ounce fresh-squeezed lime juice (1 tablespoon)
  • 4 ounces ginger beer (1/2 cup)
  • Optional: Lime wedge and fresh mint, for garnish


  • Add the vodka and lime juice to a cocktail shaker filled halfway with ice. Shake until chilled, about 15 seconds.
  • Strain into a mug filled with ice (preferably a copper mug).
  • Add the ginger beer. Garnish with lime and mint, if using, and serve.


If you don't have a cocktail shaker, you can fill a liquid measuring cup with ice, add the vodka and lime juice, and then stir to chill the ingredients. 


Calories: 173kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Sodium: 8mg | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin C: 4.3mg | Iron: 0.2mg