Sometimes you just needs a cocktail, or perhaps two. Two is always better than one, amiright? And in the case of this delectable Moscow Mule with Gin cocktail, two gins are definitely better than one. This robust recipe combines good old-fashioned gin with ginger beer, the famous spicy ingredient in your favorite Moscow Mule recipe.
All you gin lovers will LOVE this gin mule recipe. It takes the snappy ginger beer flavor of the classic Moscow Mule Cocktail and adds the sweetness of this Simple Syrup. Once you toss in some fragrant fresh mint, lime, and gin… ahh! You won’t believe how flawlessly these flavors come together. Moscow Mule variations are endless, but this one is a favorite for sure.
Ingredients for Gin Moscow Mule
This recipe is simple. Here is what you need:
- Fresh mint leaves. Adding such a refreshing element to this gin mule, these are a must.
- Simple Syrup. Mix up a batch of my homemade simple syrup. As the name implies, it’s very easy to make and you can use it in a million different ways.
- Lime juice. You can use lime juice from the grocery store, or squeeze your own limes (enough to make about half a cup for four servings).
- Gin. Good quality gin and ginger beer round out your list of ingredients. See below for which gin and ginger beer are best for mules.
Best Ginger Beer for Moscow Mule with Gin
Some ginger beers contain alcohol and some do not. This won’t affect the quality of the drink but is rather a personal preference. Check the packaging to see if yours is alcohol-free. Here are a few recommendations for choosing your ginger beer:
- Crabbies is a great go-to and does contain alcohol. Sprecher Hard Ginger Beer is also a good choice.
- Swap Ginger Ale. If you are going for a lighter and sweeter drink or can’t find ginger beer, use ginger ale instead.
What is the Best Gin?
The key is to use a gin that you enjoy the flavor of. I typically prefer Bombay Sapphire for my gin cocktails, but Beefeater would also be a good choice. The botanical flavors of the gin are complimented wonderfully by the ginger beer, lime, and mint leaves.
How to Make this Moscow Mule with Ginger Recipe
- If you’re making four gin mules (and why shouldn’t you?), grab a big bunch of fresh mint leaves.
- Combine the gorgeous mint with lime juice and the simple syrup in a mixing glass.
- Muddle the ingredients together.
- Strain into a pitcher with gin and ginger beer.
- Stir and pour over ice. CHEERS!
Moscow Mule Mugs
It has become a tradition to serve Moscow Mules in Copper mugs. While you can still enjoy a flavorful and delicious gin Moscow mule in a glass, the copper helps to keep the drink ice cold.
How to Serve
Like all variations of Moscow mules, serve your Moscow Mule with Gin in a copper mug with lots of ice. Garnish with extra mint leaves and slices of lime.
Moscow Mule Variations
The possibilities for experimenting and mixing up your classic Moscow Mules are about endless! Here are a few variations to try:
- Feature tequila in this Tequila Mule that is just sweet enough!
- Use vodka like in the classic Mule or try a flavored vodka for a fruity punch.
- Spice things up with this Jalapeno Moscow Mule!
- Keep the mint and swap out the gin for rum for a cross between mule and a Mojito.
Other Gin Cocktails
Moscow Mule with Gin
For 1 Gin Gin Mule
- 5 mint leaves
- 2 tablespoons simple syrup
- 2 tablespoons lime juice
- 2 ounces gin
- 4 ounces ginger beer
For 4 Gin Gin Mules
- 1 large bunch mint leaves
- 1/2 cup simple syrup
- 1/2 cup lime juice
- 1 cup gin
- 16 ounces ginger beer
- In a mixing glass combine the mint leaves, simple syrup, and lime juice. Muddle together.
- Strain into a glass with ice and stir in the gin and ginger beer.