Cucumber Mint Moscow Mule

INSIDE : Learn how to make a delicious and refreshing Cucumber Mint Moscow Mule, a slight recipe variation from the original Mule recipe!

Cucumber Mint Moscow Mule in a copper mug

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This post has been updated since it’s original January 2015 publish date.

There is nothing quite like the refreshing taste of ginger beer. It’s similar to ginger ale, but has a slight more ginger taste. I love drinking it any time I can and I also love making adult beverages with it!

It feels refreshing on a summer day and just as equally fitting in the fall time.

Does ginger beer taste like regular beer?

Ginger beer is a delicious non-alcoholic beverage. It’s a stronger ginger flavor than ginger ale, which is probably a more common drink for most people.

It is brewed and fermented with a “spicy” finish. I think it is wonderful to drink on it’s own. My favorite brand is Bundaberg Ginger Beer and I love the little brown bottles and pull tabs that they come in.

Ginger ale has a more mild, mellow flavor and is sweeter than ginger beer.

Beer is also a brewed and fermented beverage, but it contains alcohol and is more of an acquired taste for responsible drinking adults.

Ginger beer and regular beer taste nothing like each other.

What type of alcohol is in Moscow Mules?

Moscow mules are traditionally made with vodka, but not always. You can also use Gin in a Moscow Mule, which gives it a more piney flavor with hints of citrus and spice. You can use Bourbon, but then it becomes a Kentucky Mule or even Tequila, which makes it a Mexican Mule.

All delicious variations of the standard Mule.

Why are Moscow Mules served in Copper Mugs?

There are three main reasons why a Moscow Mules served in Copper Mug.

  • Temperature – Copper is a highly conductive metal, which means that a copper mug will quickly chill the drink inside of it, and keep it cold for longer.
  • Taste – Some people believe that the copper mug enhances the flavor of the Moscow Mule. This is because copper can react with the acids in the lime juice and ginger beer, creating a slightly sweeter and more complex flavor profile.
  • Appearance – Copper mugs are beautiful and add a touch of elegance to any cocktail. They are also very durable and can withstand a lot of use.

Today I am sharing the BEST Ginger Beer beverage you’ll ever have, a Cucumber Mint Moscow Mule.

Cucumber Mint Moscow Mule recipe,

Over the holiday, my mama gifted me four Copper Mugs for Christmas and I was so in love.  My brother in law, B Rigg, became our mixologist and I was quite thrilled when he handed over this tasty drink in my new copper mug.


Cucumber Mint Moscow Mule

Yield: 1 Drink
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes

Learn how to make a delicious and refreshing summer time Cucumber Mint Moscow Mule – slight recipe variation from the original recipe!


  • 2 oz. Vodka
  • 1 Lime
  • 4 Mint Leaves
  • 2-3 slices of Cucumber
  • 4-6 oz. Ginger Beer

Cocktail Tools Needed


  1. In a shaker, muddle slices of Cucumber with juice from one Lime.
  2. Add Vodka, Mint leaves and a few handfuls of ice. Shake for about 20 seconds.
  3. Fill Copper Mug with ice. Strain and pour drink into mug.
  4. Top with Ginger Beer and garnish with Cucumber Slice, a lime wedge and a sprig of Mint.
  5. Enjoy!


Copper Mugs are traditionally used for Mule beverages, but they are not necessary.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 1 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 567Total Fat: 1gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 70mgCarbohydrates: 113gFiber: 6gSugar: 100gProtein: 3g

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It’s everything I love in a light refreshing (alcoholic) beverage.  I honestly decided to grow cucumbers and mint in the garden this next year, JUST so I can have all the ingredients at a moment’s notice.

Looking for some other delicious adult beverages?  You might like these:

Red Bell Pepper Cocktail

Delicious Red Bell Pepper Cocktail

Fall Apple Cider Moscow Mule


Round up of Delicious Moscow Mule drink recipes

Moscow Mules Roundup


  1. Love! Featured on Our Favorite Things Pinterest Party this month. Thank you for pinning with us!

    1. delineateyourdwelling says:

      Oh thank you so much, Denise for the feature!! I love your parties.

  2. Wow Amy! I’ve never had a Moscow Mule, but I keep hearing about them everywhere – definitely going to have to try this – I’ve got a huge crop of cucumbers ripe, and my mint is taking over the garden – so I’m definitely prepared!!

    Thanks for contributing to The Sunday Brunch Magazine!

    All the best,

    Eliza & Bel.

    1. delineateyourdwelling says:

      Oh, you’ve got everything you need right in the garden… this weekend it’s time for a Moscow Mule!!!

  3. Oh this makes me wish I wasn’t prego right now. On my list of drinks for July! Pinning 🙂

  4. Ok I need to try this stat. Featuring it Monday at YDTT. Hope you have a fabulous weekend!

    1. delineateyourdwelling says:

      I’m having some girlfriends over tonight and Moscow Mules are on our drink list! Ha.

  5. Just had my frist Moscow Mule over the holidays, and I’m hooked!! Thanks for sharing at this week’s Monday Funday Party 🙂

  6. Stopping by from Lambert’s Lately. I have been looking for a Moscow Mule recipe- my husband loves them. Can’t wait to try this!

    1. delineateyourdwelling says:

      Well then you will LOVE this recipe, it’s so tasty!! I just had another one over the weekend… yum.

    1. delineateyourdwelling says:

      Ah friend, you made me smile. Thanks for all the love.

  7. Moscow Mules are my all time favorite drink!
    This version sounds so delicious. Have you had a Dark and Stormy before? It is a Moscow Mule with rum instead of vodka! It’s so good 🙂

    I’d love for you to stop by and link up with me at Talented Tuesday, 1 party 5 blogs, every Tuesday at 9am central!

    1. delineateyourdwelling says:

      Ohh… I have not had a Dark and Stormy, but now I think I need one!

  8. Hot damn this sounds good! I love Moscow Mules, and a new twist on them sounds great. Thank you for sharing on the link party. I’m a new food blogger and love meeting others. I’ve followed all of your social sites and hope we can connect on those. I look forward to reading more of your blog. Thanks, Becky

    1. delineateyourdwelling says:

      I’m new to Moscow Mules but now I’m obsessed! Thanks for following, I’m heading to check out your site!

  9. Sounds delicious, I love the combination of cucumber and mint. Visiting from Inspiration Spotlight 🙂

  10. Yummy! I NEED to get me some of those copper mugs. They are just so amazing and stylish!

    1. delineateyourdwelling says:

      I kind of want to start drinking ALL my drinks in copper mugs now, hee hee!

  11. I have always wanted to try a moscow mule. I’ve never had one. A lot of people say they love them and I actually never even heard of them until recently. But who doesn’t want to try it when they have those cute mugs! Pinning. I would love if you linked this up to Totally Terrific Tuesdays. Thanks for sharing.


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