This is the drink we served for Thanksgiving this year. It has all of the flavors of fall in a super refreshing cocktail. Apple cider, ginger beer, and just a hint of citrus! Hard Cider Moscow Mules!!
What is a Traditional Moscow Mule?
A Moscow mule is a cocktail traditionally made with ginger beer, vodka and a juice of lime. They are also usually served in copper mugs which also get super frosty when the cold drink is added in. Just adds to the visual of the ice cold drink!
Since that classic combo is simply ginger beer, vodka and fresh squeezed lime juice, moscow mules are perfect all year around. Of course especially in the summertime heat, when you're looking for an ice cold beverage.
Festive Fall Variation - Hard Cider Moscow Mules
So to change the traditional Moscow mule to be more festive but still keep the classic flavors we love, we just added a hard apple cider. That crisp hard apple cider paired so perfectly with the spicy ginger beer. Actually mellows out the ginger beer ever so slightly. I mean can you really go wrong with apple and ginger during the holidays!?
super refreshing & super quick to make!
And believe me when the holidays are in full swing, you just need something to give you that quick refresh. Whether the kids are driving you crazy, your family is nagging about the same old thing or just because you need a mental break! Take a few minutes for yourself. Grab these few ingredients, take a breath and take a sip (or two)!
Make it into a mocktail instead!
Easy to make into mocktails as well! If you looking for easy mocktail options instead. You can still enjoy all of the flavors and just make a non-alcoholic apple cider Moscow mule beverage. Just skip the vodka and replace the hard cider with non-alcoholic apple cider. Same flavors and still super refreshing. Plus its a definitely a more exciting alternative to a simple juice!!
Hard Cider Moscow Mules
- 24 ounces hard apple cider 2 (12 ounce) bottles
- 14 ounces ginger beer 2 (7 ounce) bottles
- 3 ounces lime juice
- 9 ounces vodka
- mint leaves
- lime wedges
- Fill copper mugs with crushed ice. Add 1 ½ ounces of vodka and ½ ounce of lime juice to each mug. Top with equal distributions of ginger beer and hard apple cider.
- Optional - garnish with lime wedges and mint leaves.
- Serve immediately!
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