Cucumber Lime Moscow Mule

I can’t believe how warm it has been here in Albuquerque. My boyfriend is convinced that winter is over and the groundhog was wrong. I am okay with that. Warm weather means patio time! There is nothing like a refreshing drink on a warm, sunny day. It is so satisfying and relaxing. One drink that has been on my regular list lately is a Moscow Mule. The ginger beer tastes so fresh and you can add different fruits to give it a little bit of a twist.

I received a free product and compensation for this post. All opinions and love of cocktails are my own. 🙂

I always assumed these drinks were difficult to make. Uh, wrong. So easy! I love adding cucumber to drinks, even just water, as it brings the drink to the next level. I recently came to own an organic cucumber-flavored vodka, so I just had to make this mule.

Cucumber Lime Moscow Mule


2 1/2 ounces cucumber vodka
3/4 ounce freshly squeezed lime juice
1/4 ounce simple syrup
thin cucumber slice, for garnish
3 ounces ginger beer


  1. To make simple syrup, stir together 1 cup water with 1 cup granulated sugar in a saucepan set over medium heat. Heat, stirring occasionally, until the sugar has dissolved into the water.
  2. Add ice to a cocktail shaker with vodka, lime juice, and simple syrup. Shake well.
  3. Pour mixture (including the ice) into a copper moscow mule mug and garnish with a cucumber slice. Top off with the ginger beer.
  4. Add more ice if needed to fill the mug.
  5. Serve and enjoy!

I used alcoholic ginger beer, because I prefer a stiff drink. You can also find non-alcoholic ginger beer, if you prefer a more tame drink.

A Moscow Mule wouldn’t be a proper mule without a copper mug. I like this set from Advanced Mixology, available on Amazon. Made from 100% pure copper, these mugs are high quality and hand-crafted.

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