Mixing drinks and preparing for parties is so much more fun when you can be creative. That’s why we’ve come up with 15 Moscow Mule variations for you to try out. All the recipes and directions are included. You just need to mix the drinks and get the party started!
You won’t need to go searching the Internet looking for new variations of the classic Moscow Mule any longer. We’ve detailed all the BEST ones right here. Our goal is to make your drinking life easier than ever before. Whether that’s a good thing remains to be seen 😉
Whatever the occasion, whatever the theme, whatever time of year, whoever is coming to the party – you can tweak your Moscow Mules variations to suit your needs. You’ll never run out of ideas and family, friends, and guests will think that you’ve been to bartending school. Well, just let this article be our little secret.
So without further ado, here are 15 fantastic Moscow Mule Variations you MUST try today:
#1: A Frozen Mule
If it’s that time of year when the mercury is rising, and the sweat is rolling down your back, you’ll want something to cool you down. There’s no need to reach for a Popsicle as the crushed ice in this Frozen Mule is the only cool treat you’ll need. Refreshing plus a buzz? Count me in.
Just remember: You will need a couple of extra pieces of equipment to make a Frozen Mule, including a decent blender. But it’s child’s play if you follow the instructions in this article:
#2: The Spicy Moscow Mule
If you are a fan of either Indian or Mexican cuisine because you are partial to spicy foods, the Spicy Moscow Mule was made for you. Now, Jalapeno Peppers might not be the first thing you think of adding to a Cocktail, but if you just give it a try, you’ll thank us later.
So if you have strong taste buds and want a drink with a bit of bite to it, read this article on how to make a Spicy Moscow Mule:
#3: Garden Mule
For those of you who love to detox with fresh vegetable juices, the Garden Mule will allow you to get plenty of fresh produce in your system while also enjoying yourself. Two of the Garden Mule’s ingredients, blueberries and cucumbers are both known “superfoods,” and their combination adds a boatload of vitamins and nutrients to this Moscow Mule variation.
You’ll have a pay a price for these health benefits because the Garden Mule will require more prep than your regular Moscow Mule. However, if you follow the steps laid out here, you’ll be enjoying this purple colored Mule in no time:
#4: Lemon Lime Moscow Mule
The Lemon Lime Moscow Mule variation may be the simplest Mule of all to prepare. It doesn’t take many tweaks to dramatically alter the taste and appearance of a Moscow Mule, and this recipe proves it. Just a little bit of extra lemon and lime juice, a few leaves of mint and you have something a bit different.
Take a look at this article to learn more about how to make a Lemon Lime Mule:
#5: Orange Mule
This Mule might win the award for the healthiest Moscow Mule. There is a reason old wives recommend drinking fresh orange juice when you are suffering from a cold – the high Vitamin C content will start boosting your immune system and fighting that nasty virus straight away.
Just grab yourself some fresh oranges (I like Georgia or Florida oranges) squeeze the juice into your traditional Moscow Mule and voila – Orange Mule in a solid copper mug. This article is a dummies guide one making a sweet Orange Mule:
#6: Scottish Mule
In Britain, only the Scottish can rival the Irish for drinking prowess, and this highland-inspired Mule is referred to as a Scottish Mule or a Glasgow Mule in equal measure. The Scots make some of the best Whiskey in the world, and that is exactly what you need to make the Scottish Mule.
There are a couple of recipe in this post that will make preparing the Glasgow Mule easier than playing the bagpipes:
#7: Gin Gin Mule
New York City is a mecca for cocktail enthusiasts and professional barmen, and we owe this relatively new twist on the Moscow Mule to the Big Apple. As the name suggests, Gin is the vital ingredient that adds an East-Coast twist to this Mule. Throw in a few Mint Leaves and some Sugar, and there you have it.
Here are the simple instructions on how to make a Gin Gin Mule:
#8: Shanghai Mule
In this article, we have Moscow Mule varieties inspired by countries and cultures from all over the world. So we can’t leave out the most densely populated areas of the world – China. Shanghai Mules seem to vary a lot, and some can be unnecessarily complicated to prepare. But we’ve got you covered here so you can replicate an exotic drink in homage to the Far East.
If you are intrigued and would like to try your hand at making a Shanghai Mule, check out this article:
#9: Havana Mule
If you thought The Mojito was the best drink to come out of Cuba, we’ve got a nice surprise for you. One of the best Moscow Mule variations has some Latin flavor. Not only that, you don’t need to fly to the Caribbean to enjoy this drink. All you need is some Havana-inspired Rum, some fresh Pineapple Juice and a few flakes of Coconut.
A few sips of the Havana Mule and you’ll be ready to book your ticket south and dance some Salsa. Check out this article for step-by-step instructions on how to make the famed Havana Mule:
#10: Dublin Mule
No conversation on alcoholic beverages would be complete without the input of an Irishman. Some of the best friends you’ll ever make will be over a pint of Guinness in an Irish Pub with Flute Music playing in the background. But don’t worry, there are no leprechauns hiding in this Irish-inspired Moscow Mule, just a great tasting Mule that will make you wish St Patrick’s Day came around more often
All you need to take your Moscow Mule over the Atlantic is to swap out the Vodka for some good ole’ Jameson’s Whiskey. The article below will teach you all you need to know about how to make an Irish-Themed Moscow Mule:
#11: Kentucky Mule
The Kentucky Mule will please those who are partial to a good whiskey or bourbon, but had thought the Moscow Mule was a vodka-only drink. This country-inspired recipe calls for some whiskey (or bourbon) instead of the old favorite vodka. So break out your favorite bourbon from the liquor cabinet and raise a copper mug in honor of the great Kentucky Derby.
If you want to learn more about the Kentucky Mule, read this article:
#12: Mexican Mule
Mexico has a well-deserved reputation for having some of the best food and drink on the planet. I for one can’t turn town a plate of sloppy nachos or enchiladas slathered in cheese and sour cream.
While the food is amazing (but tough on the waistline) the drinks from south of the Rio Grande are not far behind. From the local favorite Pozole to the world-renowned tequila, adding a bit of Mexican spice to your Moscow Mule will make you think back to that crazy spring break in Cancun.
Haga un click aqui (click here) to learn how to make the perfect Mexican Mule:
#13: The Original Moscow Mule
If it ain’t broke, why fix it? Even if you try the different varieties of Moscow Mules laid out here, you will find yourself returning to the tried-and-tested favorite. We suggest that all aspiring Moscow Mule mixologists get the original recipe down first before they start to experiment with other varieties.
It’s like sports – you must perfect your fundamentals before you get fancy. Once your can prepare the original with your eyes closed, you can try any of the other recipes on this page.
Look no further than this page for the best original Moscow Mule recipe:
#14: Moscow Mule Jell-O Shots
One of our facorite Moscow Mule variations. You don’t only have to play with the ingredients and flavors of your Moscow Mule, you can also alter the form. Food and drinks are about so much more than just taste. There are other sensations too: touch, sight, smell, etc. If you want to play with the look and feel of your Moscow Mule, try this simple Jell-O shot recipe.
Click here to learn how to prepare Moscow Mule Jell-O shots that will leave your guests demanding the recipe:
#15: Oprah’s Moscow Mule
The Moscow Mule has some very famous fans with none other than Oprah Winfrey going on record saying that her favorite cocktail is the Mule. Oprah prepared the drink for fellow campers at Yosemite Park for a segment of her show dedicated to camping in the great outdoors. She even made sure to pack the solid copper mugs with the camping gear.
Similar to what she has done with daytime TV, Oprah has revolutionized the drink, added her own twist and made it her own. You can learn how to emulate Oprah’s favorite cocktail by clicking here:
15 Fantastic Moscow Mule Variations
With all these amazing Moscow Mule variations to try out, you’ll never run out of new cocktails to taste from a copper drinking mug. If you don’t have a set of REAL Moscow Mule Mugs to drink out of yet, click here to see some of our favorite options. And remember – if you’re not drinking out of a copper cup, then it’s not a true Moscow Mule, no matter the variation you’re testing out.