The blueberry Moscow mule is perfect for those looking for something fruity and refreshing. This drink is simple to make and perfect for summertime gatherings with friends.
Plus, it’s a great way to use up any extra blueberries you have lying around!
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This delicious Moscow mule is a summer version of the classic vodka cocktail that was first made famous in New York.
If you are looking for a great summer cocktail then you can’t do much better than an ice cold Mule.
I’m a big fan of blueberry cocktails like our Blueberry Whiskey Smash and our Blueberry Mojito and the mule is another summer cocktail I am adding to the drinks menu.
What is a Moscow Mule?
A Moscow Mule is a type of cocktail that is typically made with vodka, ginger beer, and lime juice.
It is believed to have originated in the 1940s and gets its name from the use of vodka (which is associated with Russia), and ginger beer (the kick is associated with a Mule).
You probably know that Moscow Mules are typically served in copper mugs. While this isn’t essential, the copper helps to keep these delicious cocktails freezing cold which makes them perfect for a hot summer day.
How to Make a Blueberry Moscow Mule
It is really easy to make a Moscow mule and this version simply adds fresh blueberries to the basic recipe. You can use frozen blueberries if you don’t have fresh ones, just let them thaw first.
What’s In A Blueberry Moscow Mule?
- Fresh Lime Juice (You can also use ¼ lime cut in 2 pieces)
- Ginger Beer
- Ice to fill a shaker
- Additional ice to fill serving glass
You can make your Moscow Mule ahead of time, but I would recommend adding the ginger beer afterwards as it will lose the bubbles if not.
How To Make The Moscow Mule
In a cocktail shaker or mason jar
Add Blueberries and Lime Juice.
Muddle for 20 seconds
Add Vodka and half the ice into the shaker and give a good shake for 15 seconds
Add remainder of the ice to your glass
Strain the mixture from the cocktail shaker
Top off with Ginger Beer
Add a Straw, Stir and Enjoy!
How To Garnish The BlueBerry Moscow Mule
While a lime wedge is the classic garnish for a Moscow Mule, it can be fun to get creative with your garnishes.
I like to add a few blueberries to mine. You could also add some candied ginger or blueberry candy.
Blueberry Moscow Mule FAQs
Can I use frozen blueberries?
Yes! If you can’t find fresh blueberries, frozen ones will work just fine.
Just make sure they are high quality and thawed before adding them to the cocktail shaker.
What if I don’t have blueberries?
If you don’t have blueberries then your Moscow mule won’t be a blueberry one but that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy a delicious mule.
Here are some ideas:
What if I don’t have simple syrup?
No problem! Simple Syrup is optional if you prefer a sweeter Moscow Mule.
I usually don’t add any to my cocktail.
You can make your own by boiling sugar and water in a ratio of one to one until the sugar has dissolved.
Let it cool completely before using it in the Blueberry Moscow Mule.
You can also swap it for maple syrup or agave syrup as well. (by the way, here is a great maple syrup cocktail)
Blueberry Moscow Mule
Moscow Mules are a delicious cocktail that are served ice cold. This blueberry version is perfect for summer days and evenings.
- ⅓ cup Blueberries
- 2 ounces Vodka
- ½ ounce fresh Lime Juice (You can also use ¼ lime cut in 2 pieces)
- ½ cup ice
- 4 ounces of Ginger Beer
- Ice to fill a shaker
- In a cocktail shaker or mason jar, addd Blueberries and Lime Juice. Muddle for 20 seconds
- Add Vodka and half the ice into the shaker and give a good shake for 15 seconds
- Add remainder of the ice to your glass. Strain the mixture from the cocktail shaker
- Top off with Ginger Beer
OPTIONAL: ¼ -½ ounce simple syrup if you like your cocktail sweeter
This Blueberry Moscow Mule recipe is perfect for summertime entertaining! It’s light, refreshing, and only takes a few minutes to make.
Be sure to use fresh ingredients and give it a good shake before serving over ice.
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