There’s no easier happy hour cocktail than a Moscow Mule. Three ingredients and no special tools required! Which also means it’s super easy - and fun - to create variations on this classic drink.
Apple Mules are delicious any time of year thanks to apple vodka. Ginger and apple are a delicious pairing, with the lime keeping the sweetness in check.
Mule drinks are traditionally served in a copper mug. Don’t have one? No problem. A rocks glass or old fashioned glass will work great.
What You Need
- Apple vodka
- Ginger beer
- A lime
- An apple (for garnish)
How to Make Apple Moscow Mules
Fill you glass with ice, then add the apple vodka.
Squeeze ¼ of a lime over the vodka. Add the lime wedge into the glass if desired.
Top with 4 oz ginger beer.
Give your cocktail a gentle stir.
Garnish with thin slices of apple and/or lime.
Tips on Apple Mules
Absolute Juice Apple Vodka and Sky Honeycrisp Apple Vodka are the two most readily available apple vodkas in my area. But if you can't find apple vodka, you can infuse liquor and make some! Place a cored, chopped apple in a pint mason jar and fill the jar with vodka. Let it sit in a cool, dry place (like your pantry) for 5-7 days, depending on the strength of apple flavor you’d like. Strain the apples out of the vodka, and enjoy your homemade apple vodka!
Not in this drink! Ginger beer is non alcoholic (like root beer!) and has a much stronger ginger flavor than traditional ginger ale. Make sure you grab the right soda for this cocktail.
There’s only 3 ingredients, so fresh juice makes a big difference. Squeeze a lime! But if it's bottled lime or nothing, sub a half teaspoon of bottled lime juice for the quarter of a lime called for in the recipe.