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Moscow mule

5 Moscow Mule Variations!

  • Author: Sonja Overhiser
  • Prep Time: 3 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 3 minutes
  • Yield: 1 drink 1x


Here are all the best Moscow mule variations to try! These types of mules are the most popular riffs on this classic drink.


  • 2 ounces (1/4 cup) liquor: 
    • Vodka for the Classic Mule
    • Tequila for the Mexican Mule
    • Bourbon for the Kentucky Mule
    • Gin for the Gin Mule (or go to Gin Gin Mule)
    • Irish Whiskey for the Irish Mule
  • 1/2 ounce (1 tablespoon) fresh lime juice
  • 4 ounces (1/2 cup) ginger beer*
  • For the garnish: lime wheel or wedge, fresh mint (if desired)


  1. In a copper mug or glass, pour in the vodka, lime juice, and ginger beer.
  2. Add ice and garnish with a lime slice. Serve immediately.


*For a fruity mule, use 1/4 cup fruit juice (like watermelon, pineapple, etc) and 1/4 cup ginger beer.

  • Category: Drink
  • Method: Poured
  • Cuisine: Cocktails
  • Diet: Vegan

Keywords: Moscow Mule Variations, Types of Mule Drinks