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The 5 Best Moscow Mule Recipes to Make at Home

Classic cocktails have a way of inspiring various interpretations using different delicious and unique ingredients. Whether you use sweet fruits, refreshing vegetables or a different liquor base, these Moscow Mule cocktails do not disappoint!

The 5 Best Moscow Mule Recipes to Make at Home

Cocktail drinkers can spot a Moscow Mule from a mile away due to its iconic copper mug container. But beyond its distinct look, people appreciate the drink's strong, sweet and spicy taste complemented by its gentle bubbles.

The ingredients for the original Moscow Mule are quite simple, but they work so well together that the beer is now a classic cocktail found in many establishments. With so much potential, this cocktail can evolve into something more inventive when using fruits, vegetables and other liquors.

Without further ado, let's get into five ways to enjoy the Moscow Mule cocktail!

Kentucky Mule

Kentucky Mule

The name “Moscow Mule” obviously has some Russian connotation, but it was actually made in America. Of course, if you want to make a more American version of it, swap the vodka with America’s native spirit - bourbon!

The bourbon lends an enjoyable caramel sweetness enhanced with vanilla that makes this beverage smoother and richer than its standard Moscow counterpart. The spiciness will go well with the tanginess of the lime and the spicy and fizzy ginger beer mixer.

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  • 2 oz. Kentucky bourbon
  • ½ oz. Lime juice (or half a lime)
  • 4-5 oz. Ginger beer
  • Ice cubes
  • Lime wedge


  1. Pour the bourbon and the lime juice into a copper mug.
  2. Fill the mug with ice cubes up to the top.
  3. Top with ginger beer and stir gently with a bar spoon.
  4. Add the lime wedge for garnish.

Recipe Note

Swap the bourbon with different liquors to make other variations:

  • Gin - Gin-Gin Mule
  • Tequila - Mexican Mule
  • Rum - Dark N’ Stormy