Traditional recipes for Moscow mules don’t have lots of mint. But this version puts a fun and flavorful twist on your favorite cocktail recipe by using bright, fresh mint and other simple ingredients to highlight the ginger flavor.
A non-alcoholic cocktail is a great way to include everyone in your festivities. Since everyone deserves a delicious drink, this is the perfect mocktail to serve at your next party, or when you’re hosting a special occasion like a bridal or baby shower. During the holiday season a ginger beer mocktail recipe is a favorite way to provide great drinks for all.
How to Make a Moscow Mule Mocktail
Combine mint leaves, fresh ginger, and lime juice in a copper mug or rocks glass.
Gently muddle to break up the ginger.
Fill the glass with ice cubes.
Stir gently to combine.
Garnish with a sprig of mint and/or lime wedge.
- Use fresh limes, ginger and mint. All three of these can be found at your local grocery store. Don’t skip the fresh ingredients. They make a huge difference.
- Ground ginger is NOT a substitute for the fresh ginger in this recipe. It will not dissolve and will make your drink gritty. Don’t use it in your mocktail.
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Make Your Own Ginger Simple Syrup
Ginger simple syrup takes only 3 ingredients and a few minutes to make! Get the recipe and all the instructions over on my How to Make Ginger Syrup page.
FAQs and Substitutions
Squeeze a fresh lime for this mocktail. There isn’t a lot of ingredients in it and you only need a little bit of lime juice. Plan on half of a lime per drink.
No. All ginger beer is non-alcoholic ginger beer. Ginger beer is a soda pop, like root beer. There is no alcohol in ginger beer.
While Moscow mules are traditionally served in a copper mug or copper cup, a rocks glass works just as well for serving this drink.
If you can’t find it or aren’t a big fan of spicy ginger beer, you can use ginger ale. It has much less of a ginger flavor, but will still give your drink the sweetness and fizz it needs.
This virgin mule recipe was designed to not need non-alcoholic spirits, but if you have alcohol-free vodka in your home bar that you’d like to use, add 1.5 oz to your glass alongside the simple syrup.