This Moscow Mule with Rum is a slow sipper that will turn any day around. Light and refreshing with the perfect citrus kick. Simple ingredients for a delicious cocktail.
Everyone knows that the vision of a Moscow Mule starts with the mugs and goes from there. A classic Mocktail Mule recipe must be served in a copper mug to keep it cold and chilled and at the perfect sipping temperature.
Placing a lime wedge on the rim of the mug is a great way to add an extra citrus burst of flavor, handy for another squeeze. Guests will surely love the flavor if you're making this simple cocktail to share.
What I love about this cocktail is that you don't even have to have a cocktail shaker if you don't want one. The ginger beer and rum mix perfectly and are ready to be enjoyed immediately.
If you're a fan of cocktails, be sure to try my Christmas Moscow Mule during the holiday season. It's another great recipe that is loaded with flavor.
All you need are three simple ingredients to make this favorite drink recipe. While it's straightforward to make, follow the directions below to make it perfectly from the start. We used Gosling in our recipe.
Ginger beer - Use your favorite brand of beer and enjoy! They all have a sweet flavor and varying spiciness from the ginger.
Lime juice - You can add more or less lime juice to make you and your tastebuds happy. You can also use lemon juice as well.
Rum - You can also use vodka if you're not a huge fan of adding rum.
How to make a Moscow Mule with Rum
A rum Moscow mule is simple to make!
Step One: Start by measuring out your rum. You don't want to get too much or too little. You're looking for the perfect balance.
Step Two: Pour the rum into the copper mug and then squeeze in the fresh lime juice.
Step Three: Pop open the top of your canned ginger beer and pour.
Step Four: Fill it to the brim of the mug, and then mix it together.
Change the type of rum - You can use light rum or dark rum, or any rum that you want. I also mentioned above that you can not use rum and use vodka instead. The options are up to you and are easy to change up.
Add a fun garnish - Most will add a slice of lime to the edge of the mug, but you can also add mint to the glass as well. Mint leaves pair well with the flavoring without overtaking.
Kentucky mule - Sub in bourbon for the rum.
Mexican mule - This variation is made with tequila.
Caribbean mule - Use spiced rum. If you want to add a tropical vibe, you can add a slice of fresh pineapple to the side of the mug.
Irish mule - Swap in Irish whiskey and add a sprig of mint.
Does rum taste good with ginger ale?
You bet! This is called a "dark and stormy" drink, and it's delicious. Instead of using ginger beer, you would replace that and use ginger ale instead.
It has a lighter flavor that tends to appeal to those who aren't crazy about the taste of beer.
Do people stir with spoons or cocktail stirrers?
Actually, both. You can also add a hint of spiciness and stir with cinnamon sticks, too. Different types of rum will pair better than others with the cinnamon flavor, but it's fun to try and use.
How can I add sweetness to a Moscow Mule?
If you find that the flavor and taste are a bit too bitter for you, you can add a little bit of simple syrup to the mixture and stir. This will add a simple sweetness that isn't overpowering and will compliment all the flavors of the drink.
There are a lot of flavors of syrup that you can add, so be careful and don't add a ton. Since this isn't a sweet drink, any addition of syrup is going to stand out and be really sweet and strong. A little bit of syrup will go a long way.
What is the best way to serve a Moscow Mule?
A Moscow Mule cocktail is best served chilled and poured over ice. The copper mugs are a great addition to use because once the ice is added and the drink is poured, the mug does a great job of keeping the drink nice and cold.
You don't have to use a copper mug to serve a Moscow Mule, but most times, it's traditional to be served that way because of how it keeps the perfectly chilled temperature.
Moscow Mule with Rum
- 12 oz ginger beer
- 1 tablespoon lime juice
- 2 oz rum
- Combine in a copper mug filled with ice.
- Garnish with lime slices.