The Moscow Mule is experiencing a renaissance—and we've sourced the most delicious variations on this classic cocktail

The Moscow Mule originated in 1941 and although there's debate as to who actually came up with the recipe, there's no arguing the drink's popularity after more than 75 years.

Made with vodka, ginger beer and lime, this refreshing cocktail has risen to popularity again in recent years due to its pleasantly spicy flavour, but also because of the super-Instagrammable copper Moscow Mule mug in which it's served.

Whether you like it clean and classic or with an unexpected twist, these 25 Moscow Mule recipes will help you kick back, relax and quench your thirst no matter the season...


1. The Classic Moscow Mule

We had to kick off the list with a classic Moscow Mule recipe. This is our favourite way to prepare the original drinkand we're sure it will be yours, too.The Classic Moscow


2. Moscow Mule Margarita

What's better than a margarita? A mule margarita, that's what! This recipe from Oh My! Creative blends the tangy tastes of both cocktails for a super-refreshing summer sipper.Mule


3. Kombucha Moscow Mule

This low-sugar version from In It 4 The Long Run uses kombucha in place of ginger beer for a healthier version of the Moscow


4. Frozen Watermelon Moscow Mule

Forget frosé! This easy-to-make Frozen Watermelon Moscow Mule from Simply Whisked is sure to become your go-to summer refresher.Watermelon Moscow


5. Pink Grapefruit and Blood Orange Moscow Mule

We love citrus! And our Pink Grapefruit and Blood Orange Moscow Mule recipe uses a more-is-more philosophy, incorporating ruby red grapefruit, blood orange and lime for a thirst-quenching patio sipper.

Pink Grapefruit and Blood Orange


6. The Apple Cider Moscow Mule

Who says the Moscow Mule is just for summer? Not us! This apple cider version from Umami Girl incorporates the flavours of fall for a cup of comfort.

Apple Cider


7. Berry Moscow Mule

Try out this berry-packed mule recipe from Cooking LSL when local blueberries, strawberries and raspberries are in season for an extra delicious treat.

Berry Moscow


8. Tropical Moscow Mule

This Moscow Mule recipe from Table for Two incorporates pineapple juice to transport you to the shores of Hawaii. Tropical Moscow


9. Pomegranate Honey Moscow Mule

This festive Moscow Mule from Yay! For Food is the perfect way to do cocktails for all your holiday entertaining. 

Pomegranate moscow


10. Jalapeño Mint Moscow Mule

Ginger not spicy enough for you? This recipe from Tasting Page kicks your Moscow Mule up a notch with the addition of jalepeño.

Jalepeno Mint Moscow


11. Skinny Grapefruit Moscow Mule

Counting calories? This "skinny" version from Physical Kitchness has fewer calories than a standard Moscow Mule, but still packs a punch of flavour.Skinny Grapefruit Moscow


12. The Galaxy Magic Mule

For your next Star Wars-themed bash, why not serve up this Galaxy Magic Mule from Gastronom? This might be the only time we don't recommend a copper mug, as you'll want to show off the cocktail's galactic colours.Galaxy Moscow


13. Peach Basil Moscow Mule

The flavours of summer come together in this super-refreshing Peach Basil Moscow Mule recipe from Whitney Bond. Serve this one at your next al fresco soirée.Peach Basil Moscow


14. Fresh Pineapple Mint Moscow Mule

This fruity twist on the Moscow Mule from Good Life Eats is perfect to serve at a summer BBQ. Garnish with a sprig of mint and a pineapple wedge to add sophistication.

Fresh Pineapple Mint Moscow


15. Yule Mule

We love the name almost as much as we love this holiday-themed Moscow Mule from Feast + West. Rosemary and cranberry give this one a fabulously festive feel.



16. Pear Moscow Mule

This sophisticated Autumn Pear Moscow Mule from Eat Drink Frolic also incorporates cinnamon to create a cozy fall cocktail.Pear Moscow


17. Watermelon Moscow Mule

Another recipe that's perfect for an outdoor summer party, this Watermelon Moscow Mule from Cooking with Curls is the ultimate in refreshment.Watermelon Moscow


18. Cranberry Orange Moscow Mule

Perhaps Santa wants something a little stronger than milk and cookies this year? Leave a cup of this festive Cranberry Orange Moscow Mule on the hearth (recipe from Lemons for Lulu)and the big guy might just bring you something extra.Cranberry Orange Moscow


19. The Irish Mule

The addition of whiskey makes this Irish Mule recipe from Fox and Briar the perfect variation for your St. Patrick's Day celebrations.The Irish


20. Rhubarb Moscow Mule

Pretty in pink, this rhubarb-infused Moscow Mule from Vikalinka is a treat for both the eyes and the taste buds. Rhubarb Moscow

21. B.C. Mule Cocktail

We love going local! And this recipe mixes artisanal vodka with local berries for a tasty B.C.-inspired cocktail.

B.C. Mule Cocktail


22. Elderberry Moscow Mule

Delicate elderberries make a beautiful garnish in this sweeter version of The Moscow Mule from Public Lives Secret Recipes.Elderberry Moscow Mule


23. Raspberry Lime Moscow Mule

The sweetness of raspberries and sourness of limes make this icy cocktail from Platings and Pairings a delicious drink that can be served any time of the year. Raspberry Lime Moscow


24. Cranberry Pomegranate Moscow Mule

Another one for the holiday entertaining season, this Cranberry Pomegranate Moscow Mule from Katie's Bliss will keep your parties merry and bright.Cranberry Pomegranate Moscow


25. Fig Moscow Mule

Muddled fresh figs add an unexpected fruity flavour in this Moscow Mule recipe from Everyday Champagne.Fig Moscow