Moscow Mule recipe

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moscow mule
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  • healthy
Preparation Time2 mins
Total Time2 mins
Cost RangeMid
Nutrition Per PortionRDA
Calories124 Kcal6%
Sugar4.2 g5%
Protein0.1 g0%
Carbohydrates5.1 g2%

Our Moscow Mule recipe is easy to make and very refreshing making it the ideal cocktail choice on a hot summer day.

This Moscow Mule is very easy to make with no equipment required. There are just three ingredients and one easy step in the method. The brand of ginger beer you use can make a big difference to the overall sweetness of the drink so find one you like and stick to that.


  • 45 ml Absolut Vodka
  • 15 ml Lime Juice
  • Ginger Beer, approx 100ml
  • 1 lime wedge or wheel, to garnish




  1. Fill your glass with ice and pour in the vodka and lime juice. Swirl the glass to mix, then top with ginger beer and garnish with the lime wedge or wheel.

Top tips for making a Moscow mule

We love Fever Tree Ginger Beer (opens in new tab) or Double Dutch (opens in new tab) as they are both very fiery. Other brands can be a little sweet but that might suit your taste preferences.

Make sure your glass is filled with ice in order for it to stay super chilled. Contrary to popular belief, the more ice in your glass the slower it melts and therefore the less diluted your cocktail becomes. You might find it useful to serve with a straw to avoid ice falling out as you sip.

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Keiron George
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With over 12 years of experience, arts graduate Keiron turned to food to channel his creativity, specifically cake decorating. Keiron set up his wedding cake business in 2015. And, in late 2016 won a scholarship at the world-renowned culinary institute - Le Cordon Bleu, London, where he studied the art of French Pâtisserie. He's worked in some of London’s finest 5-star hotels, collecting a wealth of knowledge along the way. As a Food Writer and Stylist food isn’t just a job, it truly is Keiron's passion.