The Watermelon Moscow Mule is a fruity refreshing twist on the classic Moscow mule recipe that enhances the tropical flavor!
Now Imagine a variation of a classic cocktail with a highly refreshing and flavorful fruit!
This drink is a great way to use up your extra watermelon, and I know you have some because no one can finish a whole watermelon by themselves.
The Moscow Mule is a classic vodka-based cocktail served in a copper mug dating back to the 1940s and is a popular drink for a good reason: It’s delicious, refreshing, and a snap to make.
The ultimate summer cocktail! This twist on a cooler is the perfect balance of fruity and refreshing watermelon flavor, ideal for a barbecue with friends!
Watermelon Moscow Mule Ingredients :
- Vodka: See below vodka recommendations for more Moscow Mule recipes.
- Lemons or Limes: The juice is what is essential here, but we prefer fresh limes and juice to store-bought to provide vitamin C and a fresher flavor.
- Watermelon Chunks: Fresh watermelon juice makes the difference in getting that tropical and juicy flavor of fresh fruit!
- Mint: It is what is responsible for giving the aroma and herbal flavor to the cocktail that makes a very good combination with the freshness of the ginger beer.
- Honey: The sweetener of excellence that will balance the acidity of fresh lemon juice
- Ginger Beer: A light yet spicy complement to the vodka and lime juice. This ingredient is what sets the cocktail apart, making it worth it to invest in a good-quality option.
What Vodka to Use?
Using a good quality vodka is important for this Moscow mule recipe, including one that you enjoy the flavor of. Tito’s is recommended, which provides good flavor without being a top-shelf option.
What is The Best Ginger Beer for Moscow Mule?
Fever Tree Ginger Beer: There are many brands of ginger beer fiver tree has a distinctive flavor of fresh ginger predominates. It’s refreshing and clean tasting without being too sweet. As the liquid passes through the palate, the ginger will fill the entire mouth, leaving a warmth in the back of the throat, that makes it delicious to taste!
How to Make a Watermelon Moscow Mule?
1.- Add Lemon juice, mint leaves, honey, and small watermelon wedges or combine watermelon juice into a cocktail shaker.
2.- Macerate the ingredients until their properties are extracted and strain the mixture by using a fine mesh strainer to discard pulp.
3.- Add regular ice cubes and top with crushed ice.
4.- Add the Vodka, shake vigorously, and serve in a Moscow mule mug filled with ice
5.- Fill the cocktail with ginger beer and garnish wiht a sprig of fresh mint and a piece of watermelon.
Recipe Variation Idea
Spirits: You can use an other option of spirit instead of Vodka: Mezcal, Tequila, Gin, or Rum.
Fruit: Try to play with a different kind of tropical fruits: Blackberry, Strawberry, Grapefruit, Pineapple with Serrano, add basil instead of mint.
This unique spin on the classic cocktail is light and refreshing.
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- 1 ½ ounces Vodka
- 1 ounce Lemon juice
- 3 ounces Ginger beer
- 1/2 cup watermelon chunks or 4 oz watermelon juice
- 5-8 Mint Leaves
- 1 tsp Honey
- Add Lime juice, mint leaves, and watermelon juice into a Moscow Mule mug.
- Macerate the ingredients until their properties are extracted.
- Add regular ice cubes and top with crushed ice.
- Add Vodka.
- Fill the cocktail with ginger beer and garnish with a sprig of mint and 1 watermelon wedge
While the original Moscow Mule, also known as a vodka buck, is a classic for a reason, there are a lot of fun twists on them that are also delicious. We can use different spirits like Gin, Tequila, Mezcal, any Flavored vodka, Whisky, and Rum.
Amount Per Serving Calories 728Total Fat 3gSaturated Fat 0gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 2gCholesterol 0mgSodium 32mgCarbohydrates 162gFiber 10gSugar 130gProtein 11g
Nutrition information isn´t always accurate!
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