Sweet Lemon and Mint Moscow Mule

Sweet Lemon and Mint Moscow Mule | www.motherthyme.com

Yay, it’s Friday!

Time to wind down, sit back and relax and enjoy a refreshing beverage like this Sweet Lemon and Mint Moscow Mule that I’m absolutely in love with.

I’m such a sucker for a good classic Moscow Mule. A traditional Moscow Mule is typically made with ginger beer, lime juice and vodka, and just like that it’s so good. I couldn’t resist putting a twist on this tasty cocktail using lemon and mint. I guzzle (seriously) lemon and mint water everyday. Like lots of it. Every morning I add a few slices of lemon, a handful of fresh mint leaves, ice in a big water bottle. I fill that baby up at least 4 or 5 times each day. It’s so good and refreshing.

Sweet Lemon and Mint Moscow Mule | www.motherthyme.com

Sweet Lemon and Mint Moscow Mule | www.motherthyme.com

My love for lemon and mint water inspired me to create this Moscow Mule that’s irresistible. It’s made with freshly squeezed lemon juice, simple syrup, mint leaves, ginger beer and vodka served over crushed ice in a copper mule mug. It’s love at first sip!

When it comes to ginger beer I typically use Fever Tree if I’m sticking with an original Moscow Mule or Saranac Ginger Beer. Fever Tree definitely has a bite to it whereas Saranac is a little less gingery. I like them both and I have used them both in this recipe. I tend to leave a little more to the Saranac for this particular recipe but any ginger beer will work.

Don’t have Moscow Mule mugs? No worries! I think these would be super cute served in mason jars too because anything is cute served in a mason jar, right? No matter if you use Moscow Mule mug, a mason jar or a red solo cup this is one refreshing cocktail you’ll love all summer long.

Sweet Lemon and Mint Moscow Mule | www.motherthyme.com



Sweet Lemon and Mint Moscow Mule

  • Author: Jenn
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 1


  • 1/2 lemon (juiced)
  • 2 tablespoon simple syrup
  • 10 mint leaves
  • 3/4 cup ginger beer
  • 2 ounces vodka
  • Crushed Ice


  1. Fill serving mug with crushed ice.
  2. Add in lemon juice and simple syrup.
  3. Rub mint leaves in hands and add to mug.
  4. Top with ginger beer and vodka then mix.
  5. Garnish with a few extra mint leaves and a lemon wedge.
  6. Serve immediately.


Simple Syrup is equal parts water and sugar that is dissolved in boiling water. I usually make 1/2 cup water and 1/2 cup sugar or 1 cup water and 1 cup sugar. Add it to a saucepan and heat up over medium heat. Cook, stirring occasionally until sugar is completely dissolved. Let cool then cover and store in a mason jar in the refrigerator. Use it to sweetened tea, cocktails, etc..

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