When the weather warms up, we love making Moscow Mule variations! Adding fresh strawberries and mint gives this cocktail a new look and taste! This strawberry mint mule came together on Mother’s Day weekend when my future daughter in law was looking for cocktail featuring vodka and strawberries. Our son, Sam, snipped some of the fresh mint from our garden, and we got to work on this refreshing strawberry mint mule!
You can set up a Moscow Mule variation bar! Get some bowls of fresh fruit and herbs, and plenty of ice. Put out a variety of cocktail glasses. If you can, get some Sonic crushed ice! We love adding crushed ice to these cocktails.
Now lets talk about what alcohol to add. You will want to have on hand vodka (duh). But don’t stop there! Bourbon and tequila can take your MULE party to the next level! This way you can make Moscow mules (vodka), Mexican mules (tequila) and Kentucky mules(bourbon)!
We used strawberries in this recipe, but blackberries, blueberries, raspberries, watermelon chunks, and fresh pineapple would be wonderful additions. You can use a variety of herbs. Of course we love mint, but you could also add lemon balm, rosemary, basil and thyme!
Lastly, have ginger beer, light ginger beer, and have some sparkling water, for anyone that wants to really lighten things up.
- 2 ounces vodka
- 3 strawberries
- 2 fresh mint leaves
- 1 ounce fresh strawberry orange juice, or add 2 more strawberries
- 1 lime, juiced
- 4 ounces chilled Light Ginger beer (we use Fever Tree refreshingly light ginger beer)
Remove the hulls from 2 of the strawberries, and muddle in a cocktail shaker. Slap the mint, to release the oils, and add to the strawberries and muddle. Add in the strawberry orange juice, the lime juice, and the vodka. Add a few ice cubes and shake.
Add crushed ice to a tall glass. Pour the cocktail into the glass, straining, but allowing a bit of the strawberry pieces into the drink. Leave enough room for the ginger beer. Add the chilled ginger beer, and garnish with a strawberry and a sprig of mint!
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