How to Make a Moscow Mule Cocktail

Moscow Mules are all the rage right now in the cocktail scene…and rightfully so.  They are awesome and delicious!  One quick and convenient way to make a mule that will go down in memory is to forgo the ginger beer and add a little of our Ginger Lime Syrup to your vodka instead, topped off with some club soda.  No muddling necessary.


I actually prefer a “Mexican Mule” which is:

  • 2 oz. of your favorite Tequila
  • 1/2 oz of Ginger Lime Syrup
  • a few ounces of club soda
  • A squeeze of lime
  • Top it off with some fresh mint if you have it available (almost as good without it however!)



Now Moscow Mules and Mexican Mules are delightful year-round, but come January we start thinking “skinny”.  According to the Wall St. Journal, our interest in losing weight and getting in shape starts dying off the third week in January and then peaks again in March (getting ready for spring break they postulate).  Well, if you want to stick to your skinny goals for a while in January and you’re willing to put in a little more effort, try this Skinny Moscow Mule.  Not quite as sumptious, but still very good and only 98 calories.

Skinny Moscow Mule

Skinny Moscow Mule


Recipe for Skinny Moscow Mule Cocktail


  • 1/2 oz. lime juice (or juice from 1/2 lime)
  • 1 1/2 oz. vodka
  • large pinch of freshly shredded ginger
  • 6 oz (about) of diet ginger ale
  • fresh mint for garnish (optional)


  1. If you have a copper mug, use it for a more authentic Moscow Mule drink.  If you don’t have one, use any sturdy glass or cup.
  2. Add fresh lime juice, vodka and shredded ginger to bottom of cup and muddle to combine flavors (you can strain the drink at this point if you don’t like the idea of shredded ginger in your final drink)
  3. Add ice to the mug, top with diet ginger ale and garnish with mint if using.

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Here is a video of how to make the Skinny Mule.  The guy in the background is my husband and I did NOT have anything to do with coaching him.

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