The best way to beat the summer heat is with a mule, yet a classic mule needs a little something to make it truly fresh: strawberries! So when the summer heat sets in, try this unbelievably fresh and delicious Strawberry Moscow Mule with Vanilla Vodka!
Nothing kicks off a great night quite like a mule, but how can you twist this spicy drink into something sweet? With berries, of course! Stir up some true cocktail magic with this deliciously updated Strawberry Moscow Mule!
It is a delectable celebration of summer berries with yummy hints of vanilla that are impossible to resist.
Plus, all you have to do is pour and stir, and you’re in your own personal strawberry patch, so grab some mugs, and let’s sip into something strong and summery!
- Ice Cubes: Mules are meant to be refreshing, so have plenty of ice on hand for this round and the next!
- Frozen Strawberries: Frozen strawberries have all the color and flavor of fresh but they’re available all year and extra chilly for this cool drink. Optionally, swap the frozen berries for their fresh counterpart.
- Strawberry Syrup: If you love scratch-made everything like I do, try my easy homemade strawberry syrup or try this reliable premade syrup from Amazon.
- Vanilla Vodka: Just like the syrup, homemade vanilla vodka really livens up this drink and gives you the added satisfaction of a homemade spirit. Try my simple recipe for Homemade Vanilla Vodka, or if you’re in a rush, go with store-bought.
- Lime Juice: A hint of citrus makes the strawberry flavor even more fresh and tasty!
- Ginger Beer: This is the signature flavor and fizz of a Moscow Mule. The fresh notes of ginger absolutely sing against the sweet strawberry flavor!
- Lime Wedge: For garnishing.
See the recipe card for quantities.
🍓 Step-by-Step Instructions
Step Two: Fill the mugs with ice and a bunch of (frozen) strawberries for a fruity twist.
Step Four: Stir with a bar spoon, garnish with a lime wedge, and even more additional berries, then enjoy!
- Berry Medley: Swap the frozen strawberries for another type of berry so it’s a combo of delicious berry tastes.
- Very Vanilla: Trade the strawberry simple syrup for a vanilla simple syrup to make an extra sweet and smooth vanilla mule.
- Measuring Tools: Use measuring spoons or a cocktail
jiggerto correct the ratios!
- Copper Serving Mugs: This is the signature of a great mule! Choose a sturdy and stylish set of mugs because once you try this cocktail, you will want to make it over and over again!
- Bar Spoon
💭 Top tips
To keep your delicious drink cool even longer, pop the mule mugs in the freezer for a couple of hours before mixing up these delectable Strawberry Moscow Mules!
Yes! I prefer the taste of this mule with a little vanilla because it gives the drink a smooth and sweet finish, but unflavored vodka is a great substitute.
Yes! Trade the vanilla vodka for non-alcoholic vanilla spirits and the ginger beer for non-alcoholic ginger beer or ginger ale.
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Strawberry Moscow Mule with Vanilla Vodka
- Divide 1 ½ oz Strawberry syrup, 3 oz Vanilla Vodka, and 1 ½ oz Lime Juice between the two copper mugs.1 ½ oz Strawberry syrup, 3 oz Vanilla Vodka, 1 ½ oz Lime Juice
- Top up with Cubed ice and 4-6 pieces Frozen Strawberries. Add in 2 Ginger beer ( 1 bottle per mug).Cubed ice, 4-6 pieces Frozen Strawberries, 2 Ginger beer
- Stir with a bar spoon.
- To finish, garnish with a Lime wedge and 1-2 frozen strawberries.Lime wedge
Nutrition values are estimates only, using online calculators. Please verify using your own data.
⛑️ Food Safety
- Cook to a minimum temperature of 165 °F (74 °C)
- Do not use the same utensils on cooked food, that previously touched raw meat
- Wash hands after touching raw meat
- Don't leave food sitting out at room temperature for extended periods
- Never leave cooking food unattended
- Use oils with high smoking point to avoid harmful compounds
- Always have good ventilation when using a gas stove
For further information, check Safe Food Handling - FDA.