Gin and Ginger Beer Moscow Mule

13 reader reviews / 4.16 stars average

A spicy twist on the traditional Moscow mule recipe, this version is made with gin, jalapeños, and ginger beer. The perfect drink that’s zesty, spicy, and not too sweet.

jalapeno moscow mule in copper mug

A couple of months ago I started taking a hip hop dance class at the local rec department and had such a blast breaking a sweat to Beyonce with a few of my gal pals. After the six-week session was over, we all went out to celebrate the fact that we would not likely be heading out on tour as backup dancers any time soon.

Moscow Mule Recipe - a spicy cocktail with ginger beer

These spicy jalapeño-infused Moscow mules were inspired by my cocktail of choice that evening. Whenever I try a new cocktail at a restaurant I love going home and making it my own.

jalapeno moscow mule with lime and shot

For me, that typically means dialing down the sweetness, doubling the citrus and kicking up the spice level a bit. I like my cocktails zesty, spicy and not very sweet.

For bubbles and even more spiciness, I top each glass with ginger beer before serving. Additionally, since ginger beer is sweetened there is really no need to add simple syrup but you’re welcome to add it for a sweet cocktail.

Don’t forget the mint.

Frequently asked questions:

Do you leave the seeds in the jalapeno for the muddled mixture?

Leave the seeds in for a spicier drink or remove for a more mild result.

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jalapeno moscow mule in copper mug

Gin and Ginger Beer Moscow Mule

13 reader reviews / 4.16 stars average
A spicy twist on the traditional Moscow mule recipe, this version is made with gin, jalapeños and ginger beer. The perfect drink that’s zesty, spicy and not too sweet.
PREP: 10 mins
TOTAL: 10 mins
REVIEW PRINT
Servings: 4

Ingredients
 

  • ¼ cup fresh mint sprigs
  • 1 thinly sliced jalapeño (divided)
  • ¼ cup lime juice
  • 6 ounces gin (or vodka)
  • 12 ounces ginger beer
  • simple syrup to sweet (optional)

Instructions
 

  • In a pitcher, use the back of a wooden spoon to muddle together the mint, half of the jalapeño slices and lime juice.
  • Pour in gin then stir well.
  • Fill four copper mugs with ice and add in equal parts of the gin mixture leaving filling the mugs 3/4 of the way full.
  • Top off each glass with equal parts ginger beer and serve with additional jalapeño slices or lime wedges for garnish.

Notes

If you prefer a sweeter cocktail, sweeten to taste with simple syrup which is equal parts sugar and water heated in the microwave for 45 seconds until sugar dissolves.

Nutrition

Serving: 1glassCalories: 152kcalCarbohydrates: 11.5gProtein: 0.2gSodium: 10mgFiber: 0.1gSugar: 9.3g
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17 thoughts on “Gin and Ginger Beer Moscow Mule”

  1. Do you leave the seeds in the jalapeno for the muddled mixture? I love Moscow Mules, and like you, I don’t like a sweet drink. Please email and let me know about the seeds. Thanks!

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