Apple Moscow Mule recipe

Apple Moscow MuleTruly refreshing, this Apple Moscow Mule twist is a perfect blend of apple, lime and ginger flavor. After a few test runs, you’ll find it’ll quickly become a fan favorite! Salud!


  • 2 oz. Vodka (ginger-infused vodka preferably)
  • 2 oz. Apple cider
  • 1 Lime wedge
  • 2 Handfuls of crushed ice, divided
  • Ground Cinnamon + a Cinnamon stick
  • Ginger beer
  • Apple slice


  1. Pour the vodka and cider into your copper mug.
  2. Squeeze in the lime juice until well juiced.
  3. Add the ice.
  4. Shake a little cinnamon onto the ice to taste.
  5. Pour in ginger beer all the way to the top.
  6. Add remaining ice as desired.
  7. Drop in your cinnamon stick and apple slice as a garnish.

Pro tips:

  • Apple Moscow MuleMany of the recipes call for adding in twists like fruit. When mixing a drink that calls for, say, blueberries, peaches or apples, use a stronger Ginger Beer (like Fever Tree or Q Ginger Beer) for a more pronounced ginger flavor and less fruitiness. However, add more fruit than the recipe calls for and a lighter Ginger Beer (from a brand like Cock & Bull or Reed’s) if you want the fruit to stand out and the ginger flavor in the background. Stronger Ginger Beers have a tendency to override fruits and spices in these funked out Mules. You’re welcome. 🙂
  • If you have copper mugs, store them or put them in the freezer for at least 30 minutes before party time…keeps your drink colder even longer.
  • With any recipe, the better the ingredients, the better its going to taste…its a “garbage in, garbage out” thing and the Moscow Mule isn’t any different. When possible, use higher quality spirits (e.g. Tito’s, Smirnoff, Kettle One), ginger beer (as mentioned, Fever Tree & Q are great) and fresh in-season fruits.
  • If a recipe calls for a fruit, you can muddle it in, add a couple ounces of it as a puree (toss it into the blender for 30 seconds) or both.
  • Most ginger beers are naturally sweet and balance well with the acidic lime flavors. However, some Moscow Mule recipes call for simple syrup so depending on your sweet tooth, the syrup might not be necessary. If you see a Mule recipe calling for it, try it without the sweetener first to gauge sweetness level then if needed, add the simple syrup. If your Mule turns out too sweet, “cut” it with an extra half of a lime (though more spirits can do the trick). 😉

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