Moscow Mule

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Moscow Mule

My go-to vodka drink. It's perfect for a cocktail party, dinner party, or for when pregaming with friends. Add fruity or herbal simple syrup to enhance the flavor; or keep it traditional with lime! Cheers to the weekend!

Photos by Brandon Kaiser

Total Time: 15 minutes
Serves: 4-6 people


Pomegranate Simple Syrup: 

  • 1 cup pomegranate juice (POM)

  • 1 cup sugar

Rosemary Simple Syrup: 

  • 6 sprigs, rosemary

  • 1 cup water

  • 1 cup sugar

Moscow Mule:

  • 1 cup vodka

  • 1/4 cup simple syrup

  • 3-4 can/btl ginger beer

  • 2-3 limes, juiced


  • 1 whole pomegranate, seeded

  • rosemary sprigs

  • 1 lime, sliced


Simple Syrup:

1.     In a small pot, add all ingridients - liquid, (sprig), and sugar.

2.     Stir the juice and sugar, and cook for about 10 minutes until the sugar has dissolved and the liquid becomes thicker.

Moscow Mule:

1.     In a large pitcher, add ice, vodka, ginger beer, and lime juice.

2.     Mix; add desired simple syrup, mix well.

3.     Pour Moscow mule into individual cocktail glasses, and garnish with either a tbsp of pomegranate seeds or rosemary sprig, and lime wedge.