Moscow Mule Pitcher

A Moscow Mule Pitcher takes the classic cocktail and makes it into a batch. This light, citrusy pitcher drink recipe is easy to make and simple to put together for a crowd. Makes 6 servings, but can easily be doubled or tripled.

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Three copper mugs sitting on a blue and white striped towel hold Moscow mules garnished with lime wedges on marble with a pitcher behind them

How is it already November, friend? It feels like we just started this Moscow Mule of the Month journey with the classic mule back in January. (Though, hey, 2020, this year’s time has been weird.)

For this month, I wanted to take the classic mule and turn it into an easy pitcher drink for easy entertaining.

This is a super simple, super delicious recipe, and you can use it as a springboard to make other mules into a pitcher, as well.

More Moscow Mule recipes you should check out: Apple Cider Moscow Mule | Pumpkin Spice Mule | Dark and Stormy (Rum Moscow Mule) | Mexican Mule | Raspberry Moscow Mule

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      What you’ll need to make a Moscow Mule Pitcher

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      In addition to these tools, you’ll need a few ingredients, too:

      • Vodka
      • Lime juice—please, please, please squeeze your own or grab a bottle of freshly squeezed stuff from the refrigerator aisle of your grocery
      • Ginger beer
      • Fresh limes, sliced into rounds or wedges

      How to make a Moscow Mule Pitcher

      Add lime rounds to the pitcher. This adds for a nice garnish and display!

      Measure out the ingredients, then pour them into your pitcher.This means measuring out the ginger beer and vodka. Squeeze in the lime juice, too. (If you’re using a citrus reamer, use a fine mesh strainer to catch potential seeds and pulp that are pushed out of the lime.)

      Stir, and then pour over ice in copper mugs. Garnish with a lime wedge, and enjoy!

      A note on making this pitcher drink recipe early: Since the drink calls for ginger beer, if you mix this too early, the ginger beer will go flat. If you want to make the pitcher early, squeeze the lime juice and measure in the vodka with the lime rounds, then add the ginger beerright before serving so that it’s nice and bubbly! Give it a good stir to make sure everything’s incorporated before pouring over ice.

      Erin’s Easy Entertaining Tips

      Moscow Mules are the perfect party drink because they only require three ingredients, and those ingredients are pretty easy to prep in bulk.

      And a Moscow Mule pitcher is even better than making a mule bar because, well, all you’ve gotta do is get the ingredients together, throw them together and let guests pour themselves their drinks!

      Here are a few things to do to make life easier on you:

      • One to two hours before the party, squeeze the limes and get that lime juice ready. I don’t recommend using jarred lime juice, as it’s not nearly as fresh-tasting. Keep in mind that if you squeeze the limes earlier that the juice will become more potent.
      • Quarter your limes in advance, too, for the garnish. Keep ‘em in a food storage container in the fridge for up to a few days before your gathering.
      • Mix the pitcher right before guests arrive because the ginger beer will go flat if you mix this in advance.
      • If you want to prep the pitcher drink in advance, squeeze the limes and measure the vodka. Mix them together in the pitcher with lime rounds, and keep cool in the fridge. Add the ginger beer right before serving the drinks, and make sure to give it a good stir!
      A pitcher pours liquid into a copper mug

      Frequently Asked Questions

      I don’t drink. Can I make this pitcher without the alcohol?

      YES! I was delighted to realize that previous twists on the Moscow Mule are delicious booze-free, and this one is the same.

      Granted, it’s just ginger beer and lime juice, but if that makes you happy, it makes me happy, too!

      Simply leave out the vodka, mix up the other ingredients, then you’re good to go.

      What kind of ginger beer do you recommend for a Moscow Mule Pitcher?

      We love, love, love Fever Tree’s ginger beer because it has some major heat to it.

      If you’re not into a ginger beer that has more spice, the Sprouts Farmers Market brand is delicious, too.

      What is the best vodka for a Moscow Mule?

      My advice is to use your favorite vodka to make these mules. I do not recommend using the cheapest vodka that you can find, as that doesn’t taste nearly as good as a drinking vodka.

      Our favorite vodka brand is Tito’s * (affiliate link). If you can’t find that, Smirnoff, Pinnacle and Grey Goose are all acceptable.

      Close up of a Moscow mule inside a copper mug behind held above a blue striped towel

      Quick tips for making a Moscow Mule Pitcher

      • Not a fan of vodka? Use gin instead and transform it into a Gin Gin Mule! You can also use bourbon, and it transforms into a Kentucky Mule! I have information in both those posts about the ingredients to make, as well as how to turn them into a pitcher.
      • Slice your lime rounds in advance to put into the pitcher. Quarter 1-2 limes, too, for the garnishes.
      • Want to make a different style of Moscow Mule? Try out a Cranberry Mule, a Gingerbread Mule or a Peach Moscow Mule.

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        Three copper mugs sitting on a blue and white striped towel hold Moscow mules garnished with lime wedges on marble with a pitcher behind them
        Yield: 1 pitcher (6 drinks)

        Moscow Mule Pitcher

        Prep Time: 10 minutes
        Total Time: 10 minutes

        A Moscow Mule Pitcher takes the classic cocktail and makes it into a batch. This light, citrusy pitcher drink recipe is easy to make and simple to put together for a crowd.

        Ingredients

        • 24 oz. ginger beer (2-12 oz. bottles)
        • 9 oz. vodka
        • 3 oz. lime juice, freshly squeezed
        • Ice, for serving
        • 4-5 limes, sliced into rounds

        Instructions

        1. In a pitcher, add the lime rounds.
        2. On top of the limes, measure out the ginger beer, vodka and lime juice.
        3. Stir the ingredients together.
        4. Pour over ice in individual copper mugs, and add a lime wedge or round for garnish. Enjoy immediately.

        Notes

        Easy entertaining tips and tricks

        • One to two hours before the party, squeeze the limes and get that lime juice ready. I don’t recommend using jarred lime juice, as it’s not nearly as fresh-tasting. Keep in mind that if you squeeze the limes earlier that the juice will become more potent.
        • Slice the limes in advance, too, for the garnish. Keep ‘em in a food storage container in the fridge for up to a few days before your gathering.
        • Mix the pitcher right before guests arrive because the ginger beer will go flat if you mix this in advance.
        • If you want to prep the pitcher drink in advance, squeeze the limes and measure the vodka. Mix them together in the pitcher with lime rounds, and keep cool in the fridge. Add the ginger beer right before serving the drinks, and make sure to give it a good stir!

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        Nutrition Information:

        Yield:

        6 drinks

        Serving Size:

        1

        Amount Per Serving: Calories: 179Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 10mgCarbohydrates: 23gFiber: 2gSugar: 17gProtein: 0g

        Nutrition facts are an estimate and not guaranteed to be accurate.

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