This Strawberry Moscow Mule is one of my favorite Moscow Mule variations for summer! It's crisp and so refreshing. Plus, it's an easy way to switch up your summer vodka cocktails.
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You’ll love this summer Moscow Mule variation.
Take advantage of strawberry season. Is there anything better than summer strawberry season? I will use any excuse and recipe I can to use them! They're so juicy and flavorful, how can you not?
It’s a simple summer cocktail that you’ll love. Simply muddle some fresh strawberries to add a sweet summer flavor. It's an easy addition that makes a world of difference in your drink
It’s so refreshing! Have I mentioned how refreshing it is? It's genuinely one of the best summer vodka cocktails.
Here’s what you need to make this summer cocktail.
Fresh Strawberries. Of course, you need fresh strawberries.
Fresh Mint. Fresh mint is essential for any Moscow Mule cocktail. You can grow it in your garden during the summer or find it in the herb section in your local grocery store.
Fresh Lime. I am an absolute proponent for fresh lime, I do not like using fake lime juice in cocktails. I think it adds a weird flavor and it's just as easy to add fresh lime to your cocktail.
Ginger Beer. You need ginger beer for any Moscow Mule, I prefer to use diet ginger beer, but you can use whatever ginger beer is your favorite.
Vodka. Traditional Moscow Mules are made with vodka, if you want to make it with another liquor, feel free!
Can I use frozen strawberries in place of fresh?
Yes! If you do, microwave them for about 15 seconds to thaw them.
What is the best vodka for Moscow mules?
I am not picky when it comes to vodka, but if you're looking for a brand, I would suggest Tito's.
What is the best ginger beer for Moscow mules?
I love Diet Goslings Ginger Beer!
How to make a strawberry Moscow mule?
Here's how you make this Moscow Mule with strawberries.
- Muddle your fresh strawberries, lime, and mint together in your copper mug.
- Add ice to your mug.
- Add 2.5 oz. vodka and top with ginger beer.
- Give it a stir and enjoy!
Why does a Moscow Mule have to be in a copper mug?
First, the copper acts as an insulator ensuring your drink stays cold for as long as possible. Second, some people say that copper enhances the flavor of the cocktail's ingredients. The copper begins to oxidize when the vodka is poured in, making the flavors a bit more elevated.
Need a Strawberry Moscow Mule pitcher recipe?
This is a super easy recipe to transition into a batch vodka cocktail recipe! You'll want to take the recipe and multiply the amounts by how many cocktails you need to make.
For example, this will make 8 cocktails.
- Muddle 24 strawberries, 4 limes, and 16 mint leaves.
- Add in 20 oz. of vodka, ice and top with 24 oz. of ginger beer.
If you need to make this in advance. Don't add the ice and ginger beer until right before you serve this drink. You don't want the ice to completely water down the cocktail and you don't want the ginger beer to become flat.
Can I make this a Strawberry Moscow Mule mocktail?
Absolutely! Simply omit the vodka.
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Strawberry Moscow Mule with Fresh Strawberries
- 1-2 strawberries
- ¼ lime
- 2 mint leaves
- 2.5 oz. vodka
- 3-4 oz. ginger beer
- In your copper mug, muddle together your strawberries, lime juice and mint leaves.
- Add ice, 2.5 oz. of vodka and top with ginger beer.
- Give it a stir and enjoy!