Moscow Mule Ale | Moscow Mule Cocktail

Moscow Mule
Moscow Mule / Photo by Meg Baggott, styling by Dylan Garret

The Beer

Ballast Point Brewing Company's Moscow Mule Ale
Ballast Point Brewing Company’s Moscow Mule Ale

Moscow Mule Ale (Ballast Point Brewing Company; San Diego); abv: 10%

The classic cocktail contains vodka that’s mixed with ginger beer and lime. Here, it’s ale with ginger and lime added. The beer pours very foamy, with a rich honey hue and delicious ginger scent that leaps out of the glass. Ginger also leads the palate, which is a bit funky and honeyed. Serve in copper mugs with a lime wedge garnish, since the lime component is barely detectable.

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The Cocktail

Moscow Mule Ingredients
  • 2 ounces vodka
  • ½ ounce fresh lime juice
  • 6 ounces ginger beer

Pour vodka into Collins glass or copper mug. Squeeze lime juice into glass, then drop in spent lime shells. Scoop in ice, and stir to chill. Top with ginger beer.

Published on August 23, 2018
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Kara Newman 
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Kara Newman reviews spirits and writes about spirits and cocktail trends for Wine Enthusiast. She’s the author of several cocktail books, including Shake.Stir.Sip., NIGHTCAP: More than 40 Cocktails to Close Out Any Evening and Cocktails With a Twist, released August 2019. Email:

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