Sweet and a little tart, this Strawberry Moscow Mule recipe is a twist on the classic cocktail! Calling for fresh strawberries, lime juice, ginger beer and vodka, this mixed drink is perfect for the spring and summertime. It can easily be made into a non-alcoholic drink for kids and non-drinkers to enjoy, too! Whether you’re mixing up a drink for yourself or for a crowd at a gathering, Strawberry Moscow Mules are a wonderful, unique option.
Y’all know I am all about a good seasonal Moscow Mule.
In previous years, I’ve served up Cranberry Mules, Gingerbread Mules and Ginger Pomegranate Mules in the wintertime; Peach Moscow Mules in the summer and Apple Pie Moscow Mules come autumn. But I don’t have a springtime mule.
So this year, I’m bringing you a mule that features my favorite fruit of all time: the strawberry.
When we lived in Louisiana, March was the month that local strawberries were going insane at the markets. I’m talking about so many strawberries, you could buy a flat for $20.
It was amazing, and the years that we lived there, I overdosed on strawberries during the month of March.
So it’s fitting for me to share this Strawberry Moscow Mule with y’all this month.
It’s springy and seasonal and bright and is perfect for any gatherings, including my daughter’s fourth birthday party, which is this coming Saturday.
Could someone please tell time to slow down? Because she’s not allowed to be this grown up.
The Strawberry Mules bring out the best of the Moscow Mule flavor.
The strawberries add sweetness; the ginger offers a little bit of spice; the lime offers some much-needed acidity, and the vodka adds a little zing.
Funnily enough, I actually made this drink last summer and ran out of time to share it with y’all. So if you’re looking for a mule that is non-alcoholic, let me just tell you: this one works without the booze, too!
As someone who is obsessed with fresh fruit and her drinks, I highly recommend giving this a try. Especially since strawberries are going to be everywhere soon.
How do you make a Strawberry Moscow Mule?
This mule is a simple one to make.
First and foremost, muddle the strawberry. Next, add the ginger beer, the vodka, simple syrup and lime juice.
Stir, add ice, garnish, and boom! You’re done, and it’s time to enjoy this goodness.
What if I don’t have fresh strawberries? Can I use frozen strawberries in this mixed drink?
You can absolutely use frozen strawberries if you don’t have the fresh variety.
However, if you use them, I recommend letting them thaw, then blending them up in a blender before mixing this drink.
Why is it called a Moscow Mule?
Back in the 1940s, Americans thought vodka was gross. Subsequently, they wouldn’t drink it.
Legend has it that a the bartender at L.A.’s Cock ‘n Bull mixed up this beverage after listening to three businessmen—a vodka maker, a ginger beer maker and a copper mug maker—lament about their lack of sales.
Or maybe he had just had too much of all three and created this cocktail to move product.
Whatever actually happened resulted in a delicious drink, traditionally served in a copper mug.
What are some other fruits you can use in a Moscow mule?
The world is your oyster here! Whatever fruit you use, just muddle or blend it like you do with the strawberries in this one.
Be aware that you might have to add more simple syrup, depending on the sweetness of the fruit used.
What can I pair with this cocktail?
- Roasted Corn and Jalapeno Dip
- Strawberry Romaine Salad in a Jar
- Bacon Cream Cheese Deviled Eggs
- Strawberry Lemonade Muffins (I’m not advocating drinking this mule for breakfast, but these muffins would make a nice sweet evening treat, too!)
- Crispy Baked Coconut Shrimp
- Patriotic Strawberry Bruschetta
- Honey Pistachio Whipped Goat Cheese Cups
Now who’s ready to make one of these cocktails? Heck, we can even make ’em a mocktail!
Trust me: You want to know how to do it. I explain below…
- 5 strawberries, muddled
- 3 oz. ginger beer
- 1 ½ oz. vodka
- 1 oz. simple syrup
- ½ oz. lime juice , freshly squeezed
- Ice , for serving
- Fresh mint , for garnish
- Slice the strawberries.
- Place the strawberries in a glass (a copper mug or your glassware of choice—we aren’t picky here!), and muddle with a muddler.
- Measure in the ginger beer, vodka, simple syrup and lime juice.
- Use a spoon to stir up the ingredients.
- Top with ice, garnish with an additional strawberry and a sprig of mint, and enjoy immediately.
If you want to make this a mocktail, simply leave out the vodka. No substitutions necessary, and it's still amazingly delicious!
- Moscow Mule Copper Mugs
- Kloud City Muddler
- Oxo Good Grips Mini Angled Measuring Cup
- Hiware Cocktail Mixing Spoon
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Serving Size:1 drink
Amount Per Serving:Calories: 226 Total Fat: 0g Saturated Fat: 0g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 0g Cholesterol: 0mg Sodium: 9mg Carbohydrates: 33g Fiber: 2g Sugar: 30g Protein: 1g