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.
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.
I’m happy to announce that this summery twist on a Moscow Mule is a home run.
Even if you’re 20 months pregnant like I am (hahahahaha *sob*) and can’t drink it boozy. So I made a Peach Mule Mocktail for y’all, too.
These Peach Moscow Mules taste like a peach pie! (With or without the alcohol!)
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. 😉
Some other delicious summertime mixed drinks: Bourbon Peach Slush / Strawberry French Monaco / Blackberry Ginger White Wine Slush / Individual Ginger Peach Punch / Raspberry Mango Spring Sangria / Strawberry Honeysuckle Sparkler
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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
In a blender (or using an immersion blender), puree the peach. 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.
In a copper mug or your favorite glassware of choice, measure out the peach, ginger beer, vodka, lime juice and cinnamon simple syrup.
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.
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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.)
I don’t drink. 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.
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.
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…
- Grilled Peach Bruschetta
- Strawberry Romaine Salad
- Pan Seared Peach Balsamic Chicken
- Peaches and Cream Popsicles
- Dairy Free Blackberry Cobbler
- Honey Garlic Chicken Thighs with Crispy Kale
Now who’s ready to mix up some of this goodness while peaches are still in season?!?
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!
Cinnamon-Infused Simple Syrup
- ½ cup granulated sugar
- 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. lime juice
- ½ oz. cinnamon simple syrup, recipe above
- Ice, for serving
Make the Cinnamon-Infused Simple Syrup
- In a heavy-bottomed saucepan, measure out the water and sugar. 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
- In the blender, puree a peach. (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.)
- In a copper mug (or your favorite glassware of choice—we aren’t picky here!), measure out the peach puree/nectar, ginger beer, vodka, lime juice and cinnamon simple syrup.
- Use a spoon to stir up the ingredients.
- Top with ice, and enjoy immediately.
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.
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Amount Per Serving: Calories: 216Sodium: 11mgCarbohydrates: 31gFiber: 2gSugar: 27g