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two moscow mules in copper mugs with ginger beer in background

Traditional Moscow Mule

With just three ingredients consisting of vodka, lime and ginger beer, this is the best Moscow Mule out there and couldn't be easier to make.
Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 1
Calories 101kcal
Author Ryan Beck


  • 2 oz vodka
  • ½ oz fresh lime juice
  • 3 oz ginger beer
  • lime wedges for garnish


  • Fill cocktail shaker with ice ¾ of the way. Add vodka and lime juice and shake until chilled, about 15 seconds. Strain into a mug, preferably copper, filled with crush ice. Top with ginger beer. Garnish with lime.


  • While store-bought bottles can be quite convenient, they lack in flavor compared to the real thing. It really isn’t that much extra work to freshly squeeze the lime and you’ll notice a difference in taste.
  • Used crushed ice which will make the Moscow Mule colder quicker.
  • Garnish the mule with some fresh herbs like Mint or basil.


Serving: 1drink | Calories: 101kcal | Carbohydrates: 25g | Protein: 0g | Fat: 0g | Saturated Fat: 0g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0g | Trans Fat: 0g | Cholesterol: 0mg | Sodium: 18mg | Potassium: 26mg | Fiber: 0g | Sugar: 0g | Vitamin A: 0IU | Vitamin C: 9.1mg | Calcium: 0mg | Iron: 0.2mg