Gingerbread Moscow Mule – A delicious holiday cocktail made with just 4 simple ingredients. This is such a great spin on a classic moscow mule cocktail.
Gingerbread Moscow Mule
With the holiday season in full swing, I decided to combine two of my favorite things – moscow mules and gingerbread! Now I know that it may sound crazy and unconventional but really, ginger beer and gingerbread flavors go really well together as they obviously both have spicy ginger in common and the vodka and dash of lime just give the whole drink a bit more bite.
You can make this drink even more festive by serving it with a cinnamon stick or even a gingerbread cookie on the rim. I chose to use the gingerbread stick and a sprig of fresh mint for a bit of color.
Common Questions About Making a Moscow Mule
Are moscow mules made with alcoholic ginger beer?
It depends on what you can find at the store/preference. Either non-alcoholic or alcoholic ginger beer will taste great!
Why does a moscow mule need a copper cup?
A copper cup is a great insulator which really retains how cold the drink is. While it is not necessary, it also looks really cool and makes it obvious which drink you are serving.
Why is it called a moscow mule?
The name “moscow mule” comes from the traditional addition of vodka to the alcoholic version and it’s association with Russia.
Can this recipe be made non-alcoholic?
Yes! Just substitute in 1/4 cup club soda for the vodka and use non-alcoholic ginger beer . It will still taste great!
Can’t get enough of this gingerbread moscow mule? Check out these other holiday recipes!
- Peppermint White Russian
- Eggnog Amaretto Cocktail
- Cranberry Moscow Mule
- Gingerbread White Russian
- Peppermint Mocha Latte
- 6 ounces ginger beer
- 1 1/2 ounces vodka
- 1/2 ounce gingerbread simple syrup*
- 1 tablespoon lime juice
- Cinnamon stick or sprig of mint (for garnish, optional)
- Fill a copper cup with ice and then pour in ginger beer, vodka, gingerbread simple syrup, and lime juice.
- Garnish with a cinnamon stick or sprig of mint (optional).
* Don't have any gingerbread simple syrup on hand? Click HERE for my recipe.
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