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When I first learned how to make a Moscow mule, I was so happy to find out how easy it was! You will need a copper mug for this blackberry Moscow mule and just a few ingredients. This cocktail with vodka is traditionally served in a copper or metal mug because it helps keep the drink extra cold. That means extra refreshing! In this Moscow mule recipe mint adds a seasonal and colourful touch.

Food blogger, Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella, shares a recipe for a blackberry Moscow mule with mint. Read on for how to make a moscow mule!

This blackberry cocktail recipe is a wonderful summer drink. Blackberries are abundant during the summer and work so well with the other flavours in this drink. Try it if you also love ginger beer.

Food blogger, Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella, shares a recipe for a blackberry Moscow mule with mint. Read on for how to make a moscow mule!

Why You Will Love This

  • Refreshing: Summer cocktails are always great because they’re so refreshing and light – this blackberry Moscow mule recipe is especially delicious.
  • Easy: When the sun is shining you don’t want to spend a long time making drinks. Fortunately this one is really straightforward to prepare.
  • Perfectly balanced: You might associate the warming flavours of a Moscow mule with the colder months, but tweak the ingredients, adding tangy lime and juicy blackberries for a summer take on the classic mule recipe.

Blackberry Moscow Mule Ingredients

This is an easy recipe with ginger beer, vodka, lime juice, and blackberries. Mint sprigs are also great. If you already know how to make a Moscow mule, you’ll see the recipe is the same as that but with the addition of blackberries.

Food blogger, Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella, shares a recipe for a blackberry Moscow mule with mint. Read on for how to make a moscow mule!

If blackberries have begun to appear, that means summer (or at least spring) is already here! Take advantage of them and rustle up this quick and easy blackberry Moscow mule for you and your friends.

How to Prepare Moscow Mules

First put the fresh lime juice, fresh mint and blackberries in a copper mug. Yes you can use a glass if you don’t have a copper mug – it just isn’t as traditional! Now you can get to work mashing the lime, mint and berries. This releases their flavours into the blackberry Moscow mule recipe, so don’t worry about over-mashing. You won’t!

Next add ice to the Moscow mules mixture. I like to add both ice cubes and crushed ice to keep this tasty cocktail with vodka super-cold! Add the vodka and stir, then add ginger beer to fill the mug. You can add mint leaves and blackberries on top to garnish if you like. A wedge of lime would also look good on this blackberry cocktail recipe. Now, bottoms up! Cheers!!

Food blogger, Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella, shares a recipe for a blackberry Moscow mule with mint. You will love this cocktail with vodka.

This bright, tasty summer cocktail can be made in a pitcher. Else just make them individually since it’s such an easy cocktail to make.

Food blogger, Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella, shares a recipe for a blackberry Moscow mule with mint. You will love this cocktail with vodka.

Ginger beer was traditionally an alcoholic drink made by fermenting sugar, ginger and water. Today it’s a non-alcoholic soft drink. Ginger ale is another non-alcoholic soft drink which is more carbonated than ginger beer, with a milder flavour. I love the spice and strong ginger flavour in ginger beer.

You could switch ginger beer for ginger ale but the blackberry Moscow mules will turn out sweeter and more bubbly, with less of a kick.

History of the Moscow Mule

This mouth-watering cocktail with vodka, lime and ginger has been around for a while, since the 1940s anyway. Another name for a recipe with ginger beer, citrus and liquor is a ‘buck’ although mule is more known.

Food blogger, Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella, shares a recipe for a blackberry Moscow mule with mint. You will love this cocktail with vodka.

As with many cocktails, the exact creator of this cocktail with vodka isn’t known for sure. One story has it that a large delivery of Jack Morgan’s Cock ‘n Bull Ginger Beer arrived at New York’s Chatham Hotel.

Along with the Cock ‘n Bull president, the president of Smirnoff vodka was there. Between themselves they came up with the idea of combining the two liquids in a cocktail shaker and adding some fresh lime juice to finish it off. And the Moscow mule was born.

Or was it? That’s not the only story about this drink’s origin.

Food blogger, Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella, shares a recipe for a blackberry Moscow mule with mint. You will love this blackberry cocktail recipe with ginger beer.

Another story claims the drink was created when the cellar had a lot of vodka and ginger beer to use up. And Moscow mule was the inevitable result. Whichever of these stories is more accurate, the truth is knowing how to make a Moscow mule means you can make one in no time. And a blackberry Moscow mule is perfectly refreshing for the summer.

Food blogger, Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella, shares a recipe for a blackberry Moscow mule with mint. You will love this blackberry cocktail recipe with ginger beer.

Moscow Mule Variations

There are other mule variations such as an Irish mule with Irish whisky, a Southern mule with Southern Comfort, a Mistletoe mule with cranberries and rosemary, and a Jamaican mule with spiced rum. Or how about some Mexican mule variations, subbing tequila for the vodka and even garnishing with a jalapeno? The fresh lime juice is also perfect for a Mexican variation.

Blackberry Mule FAQs

Can you use ginger ale instead of ginger beer?

You might be wondering whether ginger ale would work in this blackberry cocktail recipe. When you know how to make a Moscow mule you’ll discover that vodka, lime and ginger beer are the key ingredients. But what if the grocery store only has ginger ale? Well, ginger ale is similar to ginger beer but it isn’t the same. Ginger beer has a stronger, more gingery flavour!

Can you make this without alcohol?

You can make this blackberry mule cocktail into a blackberry mule mocktail by simply omitting the vodka from the recipe.

Can you use other berries?

This blackberry mule recipe with ginger beer and vodka would also work with strawberries, raspberries or even mixed berries instead of the blackberries. Any of these would suit the ginger beer, vodka and lime flavours, so get creative!

Blackberry Moscow Mule Recipe

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Refreshing Blackberry Moscow Mule with Mint

By: Bella Bucchiotti
When I learned how to make a Moscow mule, I realized it was so easy! You need a copper mug for this blackberry Moscow mule. This cocktail with vodka is served in a copper or metal mug. This blackberry cocktail recipe is tasty and a recipe with ginger beer, too!
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 1

Ingredients 

  • 1.5 Ounces vodka
  • 1 Ounces lime juice
  • 8 Ounces ginger beer
  • 1 Wedge lime
  • 6 blackberries , fresh
  • 8 Leaves mint

Instructions 

  • Add lime juice, mint leaves, and blackberries into a Moscow Mule mug. 
  • Macerate the ingredients until their properties are extracted.
  • Add regular ice cubes and top with crushed ice. 
  • Next, add the Vodka.
  • Fill the cocktail with ginger beer.
  • Stir the ingredients.
  • Garnish with mint leaves and blackberries (lime wedge optional).

Nutrition

Calories: 193kcal | Carbohydrates: 25g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 17mg | Potassium: 76mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 21g | Vitamin A: 66IU | Vitamin C: 16mg | Calcium: 21mg | Iron: 1mg
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I love making this blackberry cocktail recipe with juicy fresh blackberries. It’s my go-to summer cocktail with vodka. This blackberry Moscow mule is sure to be a hit. If you think you’ll make this often, it’s definitely worth investing in a set of copper mugs!

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Bella Bucchiotti

Bella Bucchiotti is a Canadian-based syndicated food, travel, and lifestyle writer, photographer, and creator at xoxoBella. She founded xoxoBella in 2015, where she shares her love for food, dogs, sustainability, fitness, crafts, outdoor adventures, travel, and philanthropy to encourage others to run the extra mile, try new recipes, visit unfamiliar places, and stand for a cause. Bella creates stress-free and family-friendly recipes for weeknight dinners and festive feasts.

 

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