Peach Moscow Mule

 Celebrate summertime by mixing up a Peach Moscow Mule! Sweet, but not too sweet, this summertime twist on a classic Moscow Mule tastes like a slice of peach pie on a hot day. Makes 1 mixed drink.

Two Peach Moscow Mule sit on a marble background, surrounded by peach slices and limes

Peach season is in full swing here in Texas!

And I hear peaches are ripening all around the country, too.

A few weeks back, my daughter, some of our friends and I trekked out to a peach farm in Scurry, Texas. That day, we brought home a giant box full ‘o peaches.

Needless to say, I’ve set out to make every peach dish imaginable ever since. So far, I’ve made Dairy Free Peach Cobbler and Blackberry Peach Hand Pies.

I’m happy to announce that this summery twist on a Moscow Mule is a home run.

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    Even if you’re 20 months pregnant like I am and can’t drink it with vodka. So I made a Peach Mule Mocktail for y’all, too.

    Why I love this recipe:

    It’s hard not to love this recipe, and it has become one of my favorite summer cocktails. This is a peach twist on the classic cocktail, the Moscow Mule.

    ALSO, these Peach Moscow Mules taste like a peach pie!

    Which is to say that they’re a little sweet, a little tart, a little zip of cinnamon and a whoooooooooole lotta flavor.

    You’re welcome, Internet. 😉

    The bonus is that we’re using fresh peaches, not peach-flavored alcohol, like peach schnapps or peach vodka, to give the mules their peach flavor. I’m guessing you probably don’t have either of those in your liquor cabinet, because I don’t, either.

    This mule recipe can be made in batches or in singles. It’s wonderfully refreshing. And it’s something I highly encourage you to try next time you’ve got some juicy peaches on hand.

    Some other delicious summertime mixed drinks: Bourbon Peach SlushStrawberry French MonacoBlackberry Ginger White Wine SlushIndividual Ginger Peach PunchRaspberry Mango Spring SangriaStrawberry Honeysuckle SparklerPeach Margarita

    Peach puree is poured into a glass, from the side

    What you need to make this recipe:

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    Let’s talk ingredients!

    In addition to the tools above, you’re going to need some ingredients to make this recipe, too! Chances are, you might already have some of them in your fridge or pantry. Scroll down to the recipe card for the full measurements and instructions.

    Here’s what you need to grab from the grocery store or the farmer’s market:

    • Granulated sugar — also known as white sugar, this is the sweetener in our cinnamon simple syrup. I do not recommend replacing it with another type of sugar.
    • Water — this is the liquid we use in the simple syrup.
    • Cinnamon stick — this provides the cinnamon flavor to the cinnamon simple syrup. I do not recommend using ground cinnamon.
    • Peach puree — from about one juicy peach. If it’s not peach season, you can make this from frozen peaches. Be sure to let them come to room temperature before blending.
    • Ginger beer — this fermented beverage isn’t actually a traditional beer. It should have a nice kick to it.
    • Vodka — I like to use unflavored, plain vodka for this moscow mule since the peach puree gives us the peach flavor.
    • Lime juice — purchase a lime and squeeze it yourself, or purchase a chilled bottle of fresh squeezed lime juice. The shelf-stable bottles don’t have as wonderful flavor.

    Other additions to this mule:

    Garnish with freshly sliced peaches or fresh herbs, like mint leaves or basil.

    Ginger beer is poured into a glass before it is mixed

    How to make a Peach Moscow Mule

    Make the Cinnamon-Infused Simple Syrup

    I realize that you came here to make a drink, and I’m saddling you with yet another task. I know. Just know that I promise that this simple syrup is well-worth the trouble.

    In a heavy-bottomed saucepan, combine water and sugar. Bring ’em to a boil, then remove from the heat.

    Add in the cinnamon sticks. Cover them, and let the simple syrup and cinnamon sticks steep for 30 minutes to 3 hours. Obviously, the longer the syrup infuses, the more cinnamony it becomes. Feel free to use a clean spoon to dip in and taste it during the process so that the cinnamon flavor isn’t overpowering for you.

    When the syrup finishes infusing, strain it with a fine mesh strainer (or simple pick the cinnamon sticks out of it.) Transfer it to a mason jar, and refrigerate it until it’s time to mix a cocktail.

    Make the Peach Moscow Mule

    Puree the peach in a blender (or using an immersion blender). I like to blend the peach instead of muddling it with a muddler in my glass.

    Pro tip!

    If you don’t have a peach and can’t find fresh ones that are quality, use peach nectar instead. The puree, obviously, will be thicker, but the nectar provides the peachy flavor we want and need in this drink.

    You can also use frozen peaches to make a puree. They will need to come to room temperature before you blend them.

    Measure out the peach, ginger beer, vodka, lime juice and cinnamon simple syrup into a copper mug or your favorite glassware.

    Use a cocktail spoon (or a regular one) to stir the ingredients together, and top ’em with ice.

    Garnish with a peach slice, if desired, and enjoy immediately.

    Vodka is poured into a glass before the drink is stirred and enjoyed

    Erin’s Easy Entertaining Tips

    There’s nothing more refreshing than a fruit-forward drink in the summertime. There’s a reason why everyone loves this Peach Moscow Mule recipe.

    To me, they taste like peach pie.

    if you want to make these beauties for an entertaining event, here are some tips and tricks to help you out:

    • Make the simple syrup and peach puree in advance of your gathering so you don’t have to fret about those. Keep them in the refrigerator until it’s mixing time.
    • You can easily turn this into a pitcher drink. Double, triple, quadruple the recipe to your heart’s desire.
    • Instead of using ice cubes to chill the drink, use frozen peach slices. You can purchase these in the freezer section of the grocery. They’ll make it to where your drink doesn’t get diluted.
    Overhead image of two Peach Moscow Mules, garnished with peach slices and lime wedges

    Frequently Asked Questions

    What is the story behind the Moscow Mule?

    Back in the ‘40s, Americans thought vodka was disgusting and subsequently would not drink it.

    The story goes that the bartender at L.A.’s Cock ‘n Bull mixed up this beverage after listening to the laments of three businessmen—a vodka maker, a ginger beer maker and a copper mug maker.

    Ooooooor maybe he had an excess of the three and whipped up this drink in an attempt to move product off the shelves.

    Whatever actually happened resulted in a delicious sipper, traditionally served in a copper mug.

    Why is it called a Moscow Mule?

    I’ve read that the name was decided at random. However, I’ve also read that Moscow was used because Russians are known for their vodka.

    (Fun fact: Did you know the translation of vodka is “little water?” I did not!) Mule could have been chosen because the ginger beer gives the drink a kick.

    Does anyone really know? NOPE. (And does it really matter? No, though it’s fun to read up on your favorite cocktails.)

    Can I make this Peach Mule without alcohol?

    YES! I was delighted to realize that this Peach Moscow Mule can be made booze-free and remain utterly delicious. Simply leave out the vodka, mix up the other ingredients, then you’re good to go.

    Can I use frozen peaches?

    Yes, you can! Grab a 1/2 cup (or a full cup) of the sliced frozen peaches, and let them defrost before blending.

    How do I make this Peach Moscow Mule into a big batch drink?

    The simple syrup recipe for this drink makes enough for EIGHT drinks, so here are the measurements you can use to make a big batch of 8 Peach Moscow Mules:

    16 oz. peach puree
    24 oz. ginger beer
    12 oz. vodka
    4 oz. lime juice, freshly squeezed
    4 oz. cinnamon simple syrup

    What’s the best ginger beer to use?

    My favorite ginger beer to use is the ginger beer I have on hand. 😉 That said, we are partial to Fever Tree for a spicier ginger beer and the Sprouts branded ginger beer, too.

    A lone Peach Moscow Mule sits on a marble background, surrounded by peaches and limes

    What can I serve alongside these summertime mules?

    There are a lot of awesome dishes to serve with a Peach Mule. I happen to think the following are exceptional pairings…

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    More Moscow mule recipes to try:

    Now who’s ready to mix up some of this goodness while peaches are still in season?!? Scroll on down to get the recipe…

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      Two Peach Moscow Mule sit on a marble background, surrounded by peach slices and limes

      Peach Moscow Mule

      Erin Parker, The Speckled Palate
      Celebrate summertime by mixing up a Peach Moscow Mule! Fresh peach puree serves as the base for this cocktail. Mix with ginger beer, vodka, a squeeze of lime and cinnamon simple syrup. Sweet, but not too sweet, this fun twist on a classic Moscow Mule tastes like a slice of peach pie on a hot day. Whether you’re serving yourself or a crowd, these Peach Moscow Mules are satisfying, well-balanced and a unique sipper to serve at any gathering!
      4.54 from 15 votes
      Servings 1 drink
      Calories 216 kcal
      Prep Time 5 minutes
      Cook Time 15 minutes
      Infusion Time 3 hours
      Total Time 3 hours 20 minutes

      Ingredients
        

      Cinnamon-Infused Simple Syrup

      • ½ cup granulated sugar 100g
      • ½ cup water
      • 1 stick cinnamon

      Peach Moscow Mule

      • 2 oz. peach puree about ½ fresh peach
      • 3 oz. ginger beer
      • 1 ½ oz. vodka
      • ½ oz. freshly squeezed lime juice
      • ½ oz. cinnamon simple syrup recipe above
      • Ice for serving

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      Instructions
       

      Make the Cinnamon-Infused Simple Syrup

      • Measure out the water and sugar into a heavy-bottomed saucepan. Bring to a boil, then remove from the heat.
      • Add in the cinnamon sticks, and cover for 30 minutes to three hours. (The longer the simple syrup infuses, the more cinnamon-y it will become. Proceed with caution.)
      • When the syrup has finished infusing (and tastes good to you!), strain and pour into a mason jar. Refrigerate until time to make cocktails.

      Make the Peach Moscow Mule

      • Puree a peach in a blender. (If you don’t have a peach and can’t find good ones, feel free to use peach nectar instead! The puree will be thicker, but nectar provides the awesome peachy flavor we’re looking for.)
      • Measure the peach puree/nectar, ginger beer, vodka, lime juice and cinnamon simple syrup into a copper mug (or your favorite glassware of choice).
      • Use a spoon to stir up the ingredients until they are combined.
      • Top with ice, and enjoy immediately.

      Notes

      Cinnamon-Infused Simple Syrup recipe makes enough for 8 Peach Moscow Mules.
      You can use peach nectar OR frozen peaches in this drink if fresh peaches are unavailable. Canned peaches, without their syrup, would also work.
      Easy entertaining tip: The cinnamon-infused simple syrup and the peach puree can be made well in advance of your gathering.
      While I like to mix each drink individually, you could very easily turn this into a pitcher drink if you’re hosting a crowd. Double, triple, quadruple the recipe to your heart’s desire. Instead of using ice cubes, use frozen peach slices (purchased in your grocery store’s frozen section) instead so the drink doesn’t get diluted throughout your gathering.

      Nutrition

      Serving: 1 drinkCalories: 216kcalCarbohydrates: 31gSodium: 11mgFiber: 2gSugar: 27g
      Keyword cocktail, cocktail recipe, drink recipe, fruity moscow mule, moscow mule, mule recipe, peach cocktail, peach drink, peach drink recipe, peach mule, Peaches, seasonal mule, summer cocktail, summer drink, vodka, vodka drink
      Course Drinks & Cocktails
      Cuisine American
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      About the Author:

      Erin Parker is a Southern gal living in Texas with her husband and two daughters. She started The Speckled Palate to share what she was cooking as a newlywed… and over the years, it’s evolved to capture her love for hosting. Specifically, the EASIEST, lowest key entertaining because everyone deserves to see their people and connect over good food. Learn more about her

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        1. Hi Morgan! Just saw your question. I got the glasses from Crate & Barrel years ago. They don’t have them anymore, sadly. :/ I hope you still can enjoy this recipe!

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