Make this easy Moscow mule mocktail with ginger beer or ale, mint and tangy lime juice. A refreshing non alcoholic drink that can be made for 1 or a crowd in a pitcher
Looking for an easy Moscow mule mocktail? You’ve found it!
There really is something special about mules and their gorgeous copper mugs. But if you don’t have the mugs, don’t stress – these still look and taste fabulous in regular glasses.
This non alcoholic Moscow mule recipe is:
- Easy: Using minimal, easily accessible ingredients, this recipe is easy to make and even easier to drink!
- Fast: With no shaking required and minimal preparation, these virgin mules can be ready in 5 minutes or less!
- Healthy: Choose a low sugar ginger beer/ale and you have a healthy non alcoholic alternative.
- Gorgeous: I’ll say it again – there really is something about the presentation of these beauties, and given I am a lover of anything rose gold, these mocktails are right up my alley!
What is a Moscow Mule mocktail?
Traditionally Moscow mules are made with ginger beer, vodka, lime and soda. They are served in beautiful copper mugs with lots of ice, so the drink keeps cool during the warmer weather. This mocktail recipe is made without the vodka and with some extra lime and mint to give it a kick!
They are perfect for all seasons. Super refreshing for a hot summers day, but suitable for the cooler weather too, with the beautiful spiciness of the ginger beer.
Top them with sprigs of fresh mint and lime wheels and you have a perfect Moscow mule mocktail ready to serve!
Ingredients you’ll need
Ginger Beer or Ale: traditional mules are made with spicy ginger beer so they really pack a punch! You can use ginger ale, but you won’t get that strong spicy flavour. Use a diet or low sugar ginger beer or ale to reduce the sugar content.
If you’re a lover of all things ginger, be sure to check out my ginger mojito mocktail.
Fresh lime: there is a reason why lime features in so many of my drinks, and it’s because it tastes AMAZING. I use fresh lime juice in this recipe and add some lime wheels for garnish. There are some great pre-squeezed alternatives if you don’t have access to fresh lime.
Mint: a few leaves of fresh mint works perfectly to balance the ginger and lime.
Club soda: use your choice of sparkling water. Another option is ginger kombucha, so the health benefits of this mocktail are further increased.
Sweetener: I am not a sweet tooth, so I don’t personally use sweetener with this mule. If you choose to sweeten it a little, liquid Stevia or monk fruit sweetener works well.
Ice: I like large ice cubes in my drinks because they take longer to melt and won’t dilute the drink. If you’re a crushed ice fan, the copper mugs will do a great job of keeping the drink cool. Just check out the condensation!
How To Make a Virgin Moscow Mule
Muddle the lime and sweetener in your mug/glass until the juice is released from the lime. If you don’t have a muddler, use the back end of a wooden spoon. Clap the mint together in your hands, and add it to the mixture. Give it a gentle press with your muddler.
Fill with ice and add ginger beer and soda water. Garnish with mint and extra lime wheels.
Serve and enjoy!
I hope you enjoy this Moscow mule mocktail as much as I enjoyed creating it.
Moscow Mule Mocktail
- 1 Lime quartered
- 6-8 Mint leaves
- 1 cup Diet ginger beer or ale or regular if you prefer
- 1/4 cup Soda water
- Sweetener of choice to taste
- Muddle the lime and sweetener (if using) in your mug/glass until the juice is released from the lime. If you don't have a muddler, use the back end of a wooden spoon or similar.
- Clap the mint together in your hands and add to your mixture. Give it a gentle press with the muddler.
- Add plenty of ice, then add ginger beer/ale and soda water. Stir gently.
- Garnish with mint and additional lime wheels.
NUTRITIONAL VALUES ARE ESTIMATES ONLY AND DO NOT INCLUDE CARBS FROM SUGAR ALCOHOLS.