Forget about a traditional Moscow mule recipe and make this fun recipe for Raspberry Mules instead. It's the perfect combination of vodka, ginger beer, and fresh raspberries, making it a delicious cocktail any time of year.
You'll even find that a lot of people make this a refreshing summer cocktail due to the light and simple ingredients. It's my personal favorite during the cooler months of the year, but you honestly can't go wrong. The raspberry flavor adds a fun twist when paired with your favorite vodka and ginger beer. I'll even add a zesty lime on the lip of my cocktail glass for next level flavor.
Most people will use solid copper mugs or vintage copper cups when making this raspberry Moscow mule recipe, but if you don't have those options, don't let that stop you. You can drink raspberry mules from a regular glass and thoroughly enjoy this simple cocktail recipe.
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The fun part about making this raspberry moscow mule cocktail is that you only need a handful of ingredients for this classic cocktail.
- Lime juice
- Ginger beer
- Fresh raspberry puree
You can use any type of vodka that you want, so have fun with the flavor.
See the recipe card for quantities.
To make raspberry puree
Step One: Put a small handful of raspberries into a strainer and mash.
How to make Raspberry Mules
Making your new favorite cocktail couldn't be easier.
Step One: Add the vodka, lime, and raspberry puree to a copper mug. Stir. Add ice. Pour in the ginger beer.
If you want to cut down on some of the excess calories in this raspberry mule recipe, you can use diet ginger beer and not compromise the flavor or taste at all.
- Frozen raspberries - If you don't have fresh raspberries on hand, you can use frozen berries to get the same flavor.
- Raspberry syrup - Make simple syrup but add fresh or frozen raspberries. This adds that sweet raspberry flavor to the cocktail through the making of homemade raspberry syrup.
- Beer - Use spicy ginger beer for an extra added kick. Other variations of ginger beer are a good option, too. Change the types to easily change the flavor.
- Use ginger ale - If you're not a fan of beer, you can use ginger ale instead.
- Add citrus - Fresh lime juice or a lime wedge, pair really well with this Raspberry Moscow mule recipe. A squirt of lemon juice adds a refreshing take. You could also add a sprig of mint, too. Fresh mint adds a nice aftertaste.
- Fruits - Swap in another fruit puree or juice such as mango puree or cranberry juice.
- Use flavored vodka - Raspberry cocktails like this are excellent with raspberry vodka. While I use unflavored Russian vodka, flavored vodka can add a tart flavor.
- Non-alcoholic - Turn this into a virgin drink that is great for all ages to enjoy, by using non-alcoholic ginger beer.
The fun part about making Moscow mule variations like raspberry mules is that you don't need much! You can use a cocktail shaker, but it's not a requirement.
If you're going to use fresh whole raspberries, a fine mesh strainer is a good idea to catch any seeds.
Copper mugs are also customary for this cocktail but any glass works just as well.
The classic Moscow mule got it now because it's said that ginger beer has a strong "kick" to it, kind of like a mule kick. The name stuck, making it a popular and unforgettable name and flavor.
This popular drink recipe might have a lot of different names, but Moscow mule or Vodka buck are two of the most common names that it is referred too. It depends on what part of the world you're in and how it is made as to what people will call it.
You bet. Since the two main alcohols used are vodka and beer, there's a high probability that a lot of different flavors will pair well with it. You can use apple juice or even orange juice to create various flavors depending on the time of the year.
This drink recipe is meant to be served cold. Make the drink mixture, and then pour it over the top of ice cubes that are ready and waiting in your favorite copper mug or cocktail glass. It's a light and refreshing drink that is nice and cold - perfect for a hot summer day or easily altered to be festive and delicious for any holiday or gathering.
- 2 oz vodka
- 1 tablespoon lime juice
- 12 oz ginger beer ***
- 1 oz fresh raspberry puree
- Combine the ingredients in a copper mug. Gently stir to combine. Add ice.
- Simply press the fresh raspberries through a fine mesh strainer to extract the juices.