August 07, 2019


   This post was made possible courtesy of Moscow Muled. All opinions and ideas expressed are my own.

Apple Blossom Moscow Mule
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Apple flavored Moscow mule is a refreshing must try cocktail. Sweetened apple juice, zingy vodka, citrusy lemon, and spicy ginger beer come together to make a delicious drink to leisurely enjoy.

Can you believe that apple picking season is at our doorstep? For many of us who live in Massachusetts, it's  one of the highlights of the late summer/early fall season. My husband and I used to take our kids apple picking when they were young. Our favorite farm offered hayrides from the main building to the apple orchards, which was always almost as fun as the apple picking. Those were precious times.

These days you are more likely to find me enjoying apple drinks of the spiked kind with my children, who are now in their 20's. And when my son and his friends told me they would not change a single thing about this Moscow mule, I knew it was a keeper!

In this Moscow mule, you will taste the crispness and kick of the apple vodka; the sweetness of apple juice; the freshness of citrusy lemon; and the warmth and spiciness of ginger beer. This drink goes down so well served on ice. And when it's presented in beautiful mugs, it's a total win!!

These gorgeous copper mugs are made of 100% high-grade copper. Each is hand hammered, providing beautiful texture and character. The handles are welded to the mug to safeguard against leaks.

Apple Blossom Moscow Mule

Moscow Muled is focused on providing quality and safe products to their customers. Acidic drinks react with copper and causes it to leach into the beverage, which may be harmful to your health over time. Their copper mugs are lined with food-safe nickel, forming a protective barrier so you can enjoy your drinks safely!

What as a Moscow Mule?
A classic Moscow Mule is made with vodka, ginger beer and lime juice. It is traditionally served in a copper mug which helps maintain the cold temperature. From this, a plethora of Moscow mule variations was born

Is Ginger Beer The Same As Ginger Ale?
Not exactly. Ginger beer is a spicier more intense version of ginger ale, a carbonated soft drink. A traditionally made true ginger beer is an alcoholic drink that is brewed and fermented. Carbonation is less than that of ginger ale and is provided by the fermentation process. Modern day manufactured ginger beer is typically carbonated. And with an alcohol content of about 0.5%, it is classified as non-alcoholic. It is slightly sweet, gingery, robust, and spicy.
This Moscow mule is sweet in comparison to the traditional counterpart due to the addition of sweetened apple juice. I wouldn't call it an apple flavored simple syrup as it does not have enough sugar-to-liquid ratio to be considered one. It has just enough sweetness to balance the warm, spicy and tart flavors of the cocktail. 

I also swapped out the lime for lemon. Although the drink is delicious with the former, the lemon offers a slightly mellower level of tartness which I find pleasing. Try it both ways and see which you prefer!

I hope you make and enjoy my twist on Moscow mule! Until next time, have a fabulous rest of your week!!

Warning: Do not serve to anyone under 21 years of age.

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Apple Blossom Moscow Mule


3 ounces apple vodka
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
2 ounces sweetened apple juice (see below)
4 ounces ginger beer
apple slice and lemon slice for garnish
Sprig of mint for garnish

Sweetened Apple Juice:
6 ounces apple juice
2 tablespoons granulated sugar


Heat apple juice and sugar in  a small pan on medium heat until sugar dissolves, stirring frequently. Remove from heat and chill prior to making drink. 

Fill a copper mug with ice. Pour in vodka, sweetened apple juice, lemon juice, and ginger beer. Stir. Garnish with apple, lime, and mint. 

Makes one serving.

Recipe Notes
  1. The batch of sweetened apple juice yields enough for 3 drinks. Keep excess refrigerated for later use. Increase or decrease amount using a 3:1 ratio of apple juice to sugar.

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  1. Loooove moscow mules, Thao! They're my favourite! The apple looks SO crisp and refreshing! Beautiful mugs, too!! XO

    1. Thank you Katherine! Moscow mule is relatively new to me. They are so refreshing and delicious!! Enjoy the rest of your weekend!!😘

  2. This sounds like a great flavor combo! And perfect for fall. It reminded me a little of this one ( ) that I created years ago. But no ginger beer, which I love, in mine!

    1. Thank you Inger! Because of you I noticed that there was a typo in the above recipe. I had written down lime juice when my final decision was to use lemon juice. In the creation of this drink, I tested lime and lemon versions and decided that I liked the lemon better. I bet yours was delicious as the our drinks are similar. I've got to try it!

  3. What a fascinating recipe, Thao! I haven't heard of a Moscow Mule so your explanation was very useful. Plus, apple and ginger sounds so refreshing!

    1. Thank you Cyna & Irena!! Moscow mule is relatively new to me too. After tasting my first traditional one, I didn't know why I waited so long to try it. It was delicious! I created this apple version because I thought the fruit, along with ginger and lime was a tasty combo!

  4. I had Moscow mule once and found it great, but I bet your apple version is even better.

    1. Moscow mule is relatively new to me. I like the original version, but mine is a fruity and sweeter twist. I think it's yummy :)