The Best Moscow Mule Cocktail Recipes From Barmalade®

moscow-mule-recipe-copper-mugMake The Moscow Mule 8 Different Ways With Barmalade®! 

Are you ready for a refreshing and zesty cocktail that’s perfect for any occasion? It’s March and we are mad for the Moscow Mule! This iconic drink has been a crowd-pleaser for decades, and for good reason. So, let’s dive into the history of the Moscow Mule and why it’s such a fantastic cocktail for any occasion. 

The History Of The Moscow Mule 

First off, let’s go back to 1941, when the Moscow Mule was born. Legend has it that the owner of the Cock ‘n’ Bull pub in Hollywood, John G. Martin, was struggling to sell his ginger beer. Meanwhile, the owner of the Smirnoff vodka brand, Rudolph Kunett, was having trouble breaking into the American market. They teamed up with a third man, Jack Morgan, who owned a copper factory, and the Moscow Mule was born. The trio mixed the ginger beer, vodka, and lime juice in a copper mug and the Moscow Mule was an instant hit!

The Iconic Moscow Mule 

So, what makes this iconic drink so special? For starters, it’s incredibly refreshing, with the spicy kick of ginger beer perfectly balancing the tartness of lime juice and the smoothness of vodka. Plus, it’s easy to make and customize to your liking. Want a sweeter version? Add some simple syrup. Want a fruity spin on the classic? Add one of Barmalade®’s delicious fruit mixers! Prefer it more tart? Squeeze in some extra lime juice. And don’t forget about the copper mug! Not only does it add a fun and unique touch to the drink, but it also keeps it nice and cold.

The Moscow Mule is a versatile cocktail that can be made the classic way, or there are lots of variations to play around with. If you’re looking to switch things up, there are plenty of modifications to try, like swapping out the vodka for tequila to make a Mexican Mule or adding some fresh mint for a Kentucky Mule. Whether you’re sipping it on a hot summer day or enjoying it by the fire in winter, it’s the perfect drink for any occasion. 

the-classic-moscow-muleThe Classic Moscow Mule Recipe


2 oz (¼ cup) Vodka

½ oz (1 tablespoon) Fresh Lime Juice

4 oz (½ cup) Ginger Beer

For the garnish: lime wheel or wedge, fresh mint (if desired)

Instructions: Pour the vodka, lime juice, and ginger beer into a copper mug. Add ice and garnish with a lime slice. Serve immediately.

Make The Moscow Mule, 8 Different Ways! 

Mule Madness with this classic recipe made 8 different ways using Barmalade®’s all-natural cocktail mixers! Use this classic recipe and just switch out the Barmalade® flavor! Check out our featured Blackberry Mule Recipe, plus our other 7 flavors that will pair perfectly! 

blackberry-moscow-mule-recipeThe Blackberry Mule


1 oz Blackberry-Mint Barmalade® (or any of Barmalde®’s delicious flavor combinations to make whatever version you like!)

1½ oz Vodka

¼ oz Fresh Lime Juice

Ginger Beer (Topper)

1 Lime Wheel (Garnish)

Instructions: 1. Combine all ingredients except ginger beer into a shaker, add ice and shake vigorously. 2. Pour into a mule cup, top with ginger beer and garnish with lime wheel.

More Barmalade® Moscow Mule Variations


Did you know you can make the Moscow Mule using any one of Barmalade®’s delicious, gluten free, real fruit mixers? Check out our bottle lineup below and pick your favorite flavor! Simply switch out the Barmalde® mixer of your choice and enjoy! 

The Grapefruit Mule – Using Grapefruit-Elderflower Barmalade®

The Spicy Mango Mule – Using Mango-Habanero Barmalade®

The Raspberry Mule – Using Raspberry-Hibiscus Barmalade®

The Passionfruit Mule – Using Passionfruit-Pineapple Barmalade®

The Apple Mule – Using Apple-Pear Barmalade®

The Blood Orange Mule – Using Blood Orange-Guava Barmalade®

The Berry Basil Mule – Using Berry-Basil Barmalade®



So, there you have it, Barmalade® fam! The Moscow Mule is a classic cocktail that’s here to stay. Whether you’re a seasoned cocktail connoisseur or just looking for something new to try, the Moscow Mule is sure to please. Trust us, your taste buds will thank you! Read more on the best spring cocktails to brighten up your season here.

The Benefits of Barmalade®, All Natural Drink Mixer. 

Barmalade® Benefits:

  • All Natural Ingredients
  • Made with More Fruit than Water (unlike most mixers)
  • Unique Flavor Combinations
  • Versatile – Mix with All Types of Spirits
  • Add Dimension to your Drink without the Effort and Extra Ingredients
  • No Need to Hand Muddle Fresh Fruit
  • Gluten-Free
  • Long Shelf Life
  • Can mix with alcohol and perfect for mocktails too!

See the many Barmalade® flavors for yourself and get a taste of premium, natural, real fruit goodness by ordering today!

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