The Best Strawberry Moscow Mule Cocktail Recipe

If you’re a fan of the classic Moscow Mule, then you’ll love this easy summer cocktail – the Strawberry Moscow Mule! This fun twist on the classic cocktail combines spicy ginger beer, the tangy sweetness of fresh strawberries, and the freshness of lime for a refreshing cocktail that is perfect for sipping on a hot summer day!

Strawberry Moscow mule in a copper mug garnished with a strawberry, lime wheel, and sprig of fresh mint.

Say goodbye to the summer heat and hello to the most refreshing cocktail of the season with this Strawberry Moscow Mule recipe. Made with fresh strawberries, fresh lime juice, and your favorite ginger beer, this strawberry flavor in the classic cocktail is the perfect way to beat the summer heat.

And the best part? This cocktail is incredibly easy to make, so you can whip up a batch in no time!

Whether you’re hosting a summertime barbecue or just looking for a fun and flavorful cocktail to enjoy on a hot summer day, the Strawberry Moscow Mule is perfect.

For more refreshing cocktail recipes this strawberry season, check out Virgin Strawberry Mojito, Blackberry Mojito, Frozen Strawberry Daiquiri, and Strawberry Margarita On The Rocks.

πŸ’— Why You Will Love This Recipe

  • A refreshing and fruity twist on the classic Moscow mule recipe.
  • Perfectly balanced flavors of ginger beer, fresh strawberries, and lime.
  • The most refreshing cocktail for those hot summer days.
  • It’s incredibly easy to make with just a few simple ingredients.
  • The cocktail is perfect for sipping at a backyard barbecue or serving as a fun party drink.
  • The cocktail can be made with or without alcohol, making it a great option for both kids and adults.
  • The recipe can easily be doubled or tripled to serve a crowd.

πŸ“ Ingredient Notes + Substitutions

To create the perfect Strawberry Moscow Mule, you can find everything you need at your local grocery store.

The ingredients for a strawberry Moscow mule on a wooden table.
  • Vodka. Use good quality vodka such as Grey Goose, Absolut, Smirnoff No. 21, or Tito’s vodka.
  • Fresh strawberries (for strawberry puree and garnish). I used fresh strawberries, but you can also use frozen strawberries. You can also substitute the strawberries with any fresh fruit such as raspberries, blackberries, or blueberries.
  • Lime juice. Freshly squeezed lime juice makes a huge difference in this drink. However, you can use bottled lime juice if that is what you have.
  • Ginger beer. My favorite ginger beer brands are Q Drinks Ginger Beer, Fever-Tree, and Crabbie’s.
  • Ice cubes. Add ice to the shaker to cool the drink as well as your glass.
  • Lime wedge (for garnish).
  • Fresh mint leaves (for garnish).

See the printable recipe card for exact measurements and a full list of ingredients.

🍹 How To Make A Strawberry Moscow Mule

Begin by washing the strawberries under cold water. Cut off the green tops and slice the strawberries into smaller pieces. Set one aside to use as a garnish.

Add sliced strawberries to a cocktail shaker. Use a muddler or the back of a wooden spoon to muddle and crush the strawberries, releasing their juices. Muddle until a smooth strawberry puree forms.

Sliced strawberries in a cocktail shaker.
Strawberries muddled in the cocktail shaker until a puree is formed and juice is released.

Add 2 oz vodka and the juice of half a lime to the cocktail shaker.

The vodka being added to the cocktail shaker.
The lime being added to the cocktail shaker with a citrus juicer.

Fill it halfway with ice cubes. Place the lid on tightly and shake vigorously for about 30 seconds to combine the ingredients.

Ice cubes added to the cocktail shaker.
The lid on the shaker with a hand shaking it.

Fill a copper mug or highball glass halfway with ice cubes. Strain the contents of the cocktail shaker into the mug.

The shaken mixture being added to a copper mug filled halfway with ice cubes.
All of the strawberry mixture strained into the copper mug.

Top off the Moscow mule mug with 4-6 oz ginger beer. Give it a gentle stir to combine the ingredients.

Tip: Pour the ginger beer slowly as it may foam up quickly and overflow (yes, it happened to me). πŸ˜‰

The ginger beer being poured into the copper mug.
A long spoon mixing the ingredients together in the copper mug.

Take a sprig of fresh mint and slap it between your hands to release its aroma. Place the mint sprig in the mug as garnish.

Cut a small slit in a lime wheel and strawberry and slide them onto the rim of the mug. Alternatively, place a couple of strawberries on a cocktail pick and place it across the top of the mug for garnish.

Serve immediately and enjoy!

Two copper mugs of strawberry moscow mule on a wooden table, garnished with mint, lime, and strawberries.

πŸ’­ Expert Tips

  • Use fresh, ripe strawberries for the best flavor.
  • If using frozen strawberries, allow them to thaw slightly before muddling.
  • Muddle the strawberries well to release their juices and flavor.
  • Don’t skimp on the lime juice – it adds a tangy kick that balances out the sweetness of the strawberries.
  • Feel free to adjust the amount of ginger beer. I usually just pour it in until it gets to the top of the mug.
  • Use a copper mug if possible, as it helps keep the drink cold and adds an extra touch of authenticity.
  • If you prefer a sweeter cocktail, you can add a splash of simple syrup, honey, or agave syrup to taste.
  • For a non-alcoholic drink, simply omit the vodka and substitute ginger ale for the ginger beer.
  • Remember to enjoy your Strawberry Moscow Mule responsibly and savor every sip of this delicious and refreshing cocktail!

Related Recipe: Cranberry Moscow Mule With Rosemary

🧾 Recipe FAQs

Can I make a non-alcoholic version of this cocktail?Β 

Absolutely! Simply omit the vodka and substitute ginger ale for the ginger beer.

How do I store leftovers?

This cocktail is best enjoyed fresh, but you can store any leftovers in the refrigerator for up to 24 hours.Β However, the flavor may diminish slightly and the ginger beer will lose its carbonation.

Can I use frozen strawberries instead of fresh?

Yes, you can use frozen strawberries, but fresh strawberries will give you a better flavor.

Can I make this cocktail ahead of time?

While this cocktail is best served fresh, you can muddle the strawberries and lime juice together and keep it in the fridge for up to 1 day. Mix the cocktail just before serving.

Do I need to use a copper mug?

No, you can use any regular glass you like. However, using a copper mug will keep the drink colder for longer.

How many servings does this recipe make?

This recipe makes one serving, but you can easily double or triple the recipe if you are serving a big crowd.

A moscow mule in a copper mug with ice cubes.

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The Best Strawberry Moscow Mule Cocktail Recipe

Strawberry moscow mule in a copper mug, garnished with a strawberry and fresh mint.
If you're a fan of the classic Moscow Mule, then you'll love this easy summer cocktail – the Strawberry Moscow Mule! This fun twist on the classic cocktail combines spicy ginger beer, the tangy sweetness of fresh strawberries, and the freshness of lime for a refreshing cocktail that is perfect for sipping on a hot summer day!
Author: Jeri Walker
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings: 1 serving

Ingredients

  • 4-5 large strawberries washed, hulled, sliced
  • 2 ounces vodka
  • 1 ounce fresh lime juice
  • 4-6 ounces ginger beer
  • 1Β½ cups ice cubes
  • fresh mint leaves for garnish optional
  • lime wheel for garnish optional
  • 1 strawberry for garnish optional

Instructions

  • Place sliced strawberries in a cocktail shaker. Muddle until the strawberries release their juice and a thin puree is formed.
  • Add 2 oz of vodka and the juice of half a lime to the shaker.
  • Fill the shaker with a handful of ice cubes. Close tightly and shake vigorously for 30 seconds.
  • Fill a copper mug or highball glass halfway with ice cubes.
  • Strain the contents of the shaker into the mug.
  • Pour 4-6 oz of ginger beer into the mug. Stir gently.
  • Garnish with a sprig of fresh mint, a lime wheel, and a strawberry. Serve immediately

Notes

Nutritional information is approximate and is meant as a guideline only.
Expert Tips:
  • Use fresh, ripe strawberries for the best flavor.
  • If using frozen strawberries, allow them to thaw slightly before muddling.
  • Muddle the strawberries well to release their juices and flavor.
  • Don’t skimp on the lime juice – it adds a tangy kick that balances out the sweetness of the strawberries.
  • Feel free to adjust the amount of ginger beer. I usually just pour it in until it gets to the top of the mug.
  • Use a copper mug if possible, as it helps keep the drink cold and adds an extra touch of authenticity.
  • If you prefer a sweeter cocktail, you can add a splash of simple syrup, honey, or agave syrup to taste.
  • For a non-alcoholic drink, simply omit the vodka and substitute ginger ale for the ginger beer.
  • Remember to enjoy your Strawberry Moscow Mule responsibly and savor every sip of this delicious and refreshing cocktail!

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