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Refreshing Strawberry Moscow Mule Drink

I am all about simple and yummy drinks that you can put together with easy ingredients. Today I have a fantastic refreshing strawberry moscow mule that you will love!

Refreshing Strawberry Moscow Mule Drink

The first time I had a Moscow mule was last year. It was quite life changing. Moscow mules are pretty simple to make as they contain ginger beer, lime juice and vodka.

They are usually served in a copper cup, which I think makes it even THAT more appealing. The copper is fantastic for keeping drinks in general ice cold! But if you don’t have a copper cup you can feel free to make it in your normal glass, it is just as yummy!

When the mercury rises, there’s nothing more refreshing than a cocktail, especially a Strawberry Moscow Mule. This recipe gives the classic Moscow Mule a delicious fruity twist, adding the sweet succulence of fresh strawberries to the tangy brightness of lemon and the fiery kick of ginger beer. Served in iconic copper mugs, this perfect cocktail makes for the ultimate escape from the summer heat.

Refreshing Strawberry Moscow Mule Drink

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For this cocktail, we are adding a fun twist to this classic drink. The strawberry adds a nice sweet flavor while maintaining the base flavor of the Moscow mule.


1. Can I use frozen strawberries instead of fresh? Absolutely! While fresh strawberries do have the perk of seasonal deliciousness, frozen strawberries work just as well and are available all year round.

2. What kind of vodka should I use? While the original Moscow Mule was popularized using Smirnoff, any quality vodka like Grey Goose or Tito’s Vodka will do.

Tips and Tricks

1. Muddle Well: Don’t be afraid to get aggressive when muddling the strawberries. The more you muddle, the more strawberry flavor you’ll extract!

2. Ginger Beer Matters: Don’t skimp on the ginger beer. Whether it’s Fever Tree, Q Ginger Beer, or your local package stores’ favorite brand, a good, spicy ginger beer makes a huge difference.

Where Did It Originate

The classic Moscow Mule recipe hails from the early 1940s in the United States, when a vodka distributor and a ginger beer maker joined forces (with a sidekick who happened to have a surplus of copper mugs!) to invent a drink that would boost their sales. The result was the beloved Moscow Mule.


1. Strawberry Mule Mocktail: Skip the vodka for a non-alcoholic version of this refreshing summer cocktail. Add a bit more lemonade and ginger beer to make up the difference.

2. Kentucky Mule: Swap the vodka with bourbon for a Kentucky Mule with a strawberry twist. This variation offers a deeper, more complex flavor profile.

Refreshing Strawberry Moscow Mule Drink

My favorite part of the Moscow Mule is the ginger beer. As a Caribbean kid, we would have ginger beer with pretty much everything. It was a regular part of the rotation. It’s non alcoholic though, just like root beer.

Where to Serve

This is the perfect drink for garden parties, barbecues, or even a New Year’s Eve bash. Really, it’s a great way to impress guests on any occasion.


This is a cocktail best served fresh, but you can make a strawberry syrup ahead of time by simmering strawberries with some zero-sugar sweetener and a bit of water.

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Getting the right kind of Ginger Beer is not that important here because it’s the ginger flavor that stands out in the cocktail. The drink is super light, refreshing and it’s super easy to make. I am no mixologist, but even this one I can make pretty easily. 

Common Problems and How to Avoid Them

1. Dilution: Avoid adding too many ice cubes to your copper cup. Fill it just enough to keep the drink cold without watering it down.

2. Weak Flavor: If your mule lacks a punch, it might be due to lackluster ingredients. Use the best ingredients you can find – fresh fruit, quality vodka, and your favorite ginger beer.

Topping Options

For an Instagram-worthy presentation, garnish with a sprig of fresh mint, a slice of lemon, and a strawberry on a cocktail pick.

Refreshing Strawberry Moscow Mule Drink

This drink is perfect for movie nights, parties, girls night in, birthdays and so much more. It requires minimal ingredients so you can make many for a crowd.

Why This Strawberry Moscow Mule Recipe Works

The Strawberry Moscow Mule works because it’s a fun twist on a classic cocktail, adding a dash of fruity decadence to the traditional Moscow Mule’s zesty tang and spicy heat. Plus, the strawberry not only adds a wonderful flavor but also makes for a beautiful, photogenic cocktail, guaranteed to gather likes on social media!

The copper mug isn’t just for show; it’s an excellent conductor of temperature, keeping your mule cold down to the last drop. So grab those copper mugs and mix up a batch of these Strawberry Moscow Mules, because there’s no better way to toast the strawberry season. Cheers!

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Easy Strawberry Moscow Mule Cocktail Recipe
Yield: 1 drink

Easy Strawberry Moscow Mule Cocktail Recipe

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

A super refreshing twist on the classic moscow mule drink. Made with fresh strawberries and mint, it's perfect for any occasion!


  • 3 fresh sliced strawberries
  • 2 oz vodka
  • Juice from ½ lemon
  • ½ can sugar free ginger beer
  • Pinch of mint leaves
  • 1 oz sugar free lemonade


  1. Fill glass with ice
  2. Add all ingredients to glass
  3. Stir to combine and enjoy!

Nutrition Information



Serving Size


Amount Per Serving Calories 482Total Fat 0gSaturated Fat 0gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 0gCholesterol 0mgSodium 175mgCarbohydrates 90gFiber 3gSugar 82gProtein 1g

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Nicole @ Foodie Loves Fitness

Tuesday 14th of July 2020

I totally agree, Moscow Mules are awesome! I actually own a few copper mugs just to make them :) and I also like adding in some fresh strawberries.

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