Perfecting the Moscow Mule is simple, it is one of the easier drinks to do truly well. You only need a few key elements for a successful Moscow Mule, and the rest of the ingredients allow for creativity and customization. Want to try an out of the ordinary flavor combination? Here is our guide for selecting the ingredients for the Moscow Mule, as well as choosing the drinking vessel to serve the mule.
Want to try something out of the ordinary? How about Cantaloupe and Blackberry in your Moscow Mule?
WHY THIS COMBO WORKS: Cantaloupe mellows the sharp ginger and citrus notes, mint and blackberries add a subtle sweet taste to the drink. Muddle in some chunks of plum for a darker but sweet note.
QUITE A KITCHEN Blackberry Cantaloupe Moscow Mule Recipe
- crushed or soft ice
- mint sprigs
- 2 ounces vodka
- 4 ounces of ginger beer or tart ginger ale (we chose Reed’s Brewed Raspberry Ginger Ale and skipped the simple syrup)
- 3/4 ounce freshly squeezed lime juice
- fresh ginger (optional)
- 1/4 ounce simple syrup (optional)
- Juice the limes. Set aside remaining lime slices for garnishing.
- Make cantaloupe juice. Put chunks in a blender, discard pulp if desired, pour the juice into a jar or glass, put aside.
- Muddle together a few blackberries, and lightly press a mint leaf and a thin slice of ginger (if desired). Pour the resulting mix into the copper mule.
- Add the lime juice over the muddled mix.
- Fill mule champagne with crushed or slushie ice, over the muddled mix. Halfway through adding ice, I like to toss in a few more berries and then another squeeze of the lime to fully infuse the drink.
- Add the vodka
- Add the melon juice
- Add the ginger beer
- Add simple syrup if desired for sweetness
- Garnish with plenty of fresh mint sprigs, berries, lime or even a small cantaloupe wedge if desired!
FRUITY INCLUSION OPTIONS
Lime and ginger are the core classics of the mule, and plenty of fruits taste great with both of them.
But lots of fruit combinations work: blackberries, lime, plum or pear and cantaloupe is a delicious alternative option, the cantaloupe and plum sweetly temper the ginger and the blackberries add a nice sweet but tart note. Cucumber adds a crisp bite while still slightly taming the ginger without too sweet a note. Or another option that goes surprisingly well with the ginger is lemon and fig!
WHERE TO BUY THE ITEMS SEEN IN THIS POST
Kamojo Moscow Mule Copper Flutes Set at Amazon
Reed’s Original Ginger Brew at Jet