Rosemary Moscow Mule

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This bright and herbal Moscow Mule recipe is infused with fresh rosemary and muddled with fresh mint and lime juice. It’s the ultimate refreshing drink recipe!

Holding rosemary moscow mule.

A Moscow Mule is one of my favorite cocktails. They are extremely refreshing and delicious, and if you’ve been with me a while, you know I’ve experimented with this cocktail before. This time I’m throwing a more herby taste into the mix with my Rosemary Moscow Mule. Super easy to make at home, you’ll be relaxing, drink in hand in no time.


  • Lime: Tart and acidic citrus flavor with just a hint of sweetness.
  • Simple syrup: Store-bought or homemade, it adds sweetness to balance the tart and sharp flavors of the alcohol and herbs.
  • Rosemary: Fragrant, earthy herb that pairs wonderfully with mint, and is a seamless add to the classic Moscow Mule.
  • Mint leaves: A tender, sweet, aromatic herb, it’s essential you use fresh mint leaves to extract the flavor.
  • Vodka: While the intensity depends of the quality of vodka, it has a somewhat spicy taste.
  • Ginger beer: Strong, ginger flavor while being slightly spicy to pair with the vodka.

How to Make A Rosemary Moscow Mule

Adding rosemary to tumbler

Start your Rosemary Moscow Mule by grabbing a cocktail shaker or tumbler and adding the fresh rosemary.

Adding lime to tumbler

Then add the fresh lime wedges.

Adding mint to tumbler

And the fresh mint leaves.

Adding simple syrup to tumbler

Then add in the simple syrup to the fresh herbs.

Muddling rosemary and lime

Then using a muddler or a wooden spoon, gently break down the ingredients, releasing all of the oils into the simple syrup.

Adding vodka to tumbler

Then add the vodka to the shaker and fill with ice.

Pouring vodka mixture into cups

Shake well and pour evenly into 4 copper mugs or glasses filled with ice.

Adding ginger beer to moscow mule

Then top off each mug with ginger beer.

Rosemary Moscow Mules.

Garnish with additional rosemary sprigs or lime wedges, and enjoy your refreshing Rosemary Moscow Mule!

Frequently Asked Questions:

Why do you drink Moscow Mules out of a copper mug?

The copper takes on the cool temperature of the drink, keeping your drink cold. It also enhances the flavor of the vodka!

Can I use ginger ale in a Moscow Mule?

You can, the flavor just isn’t as strong as a ginger beer.

Can I make Moscow Mules ahead of time?

Yes you can! The only thing I would wait to add is the ginger beer, as it’ll lose it’s fizz if opened too far in advance.

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Liz enjoying a rosemary Moscow mule.

Whether you’re entertaining friends or just want to relax after putting the kids to bed, this Rosemary Moscow Mule is perfect for the occassion.

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Rosemary moscow mule

Rosemary Moscow Mule

This bright and herbal Moscow Mule recipe is infused with fresh rosemary and muddled with fresh mint and lime juice. It's the ultimate refreshing drink recipe!
PREP: 10 minutes
TOTAL: 10 minutes


  • 1 lime (halved then quartered)
  • 1 ounce simple syrup
  • 1 sprig rosemary
  • ¼ cup mint leaves
  • 6 ounces vodka (or gin)
  • 16 ounces ginger beer
  • rosemary sprigs and lime wheels (optional garnish)


  • Add lime quarters, simple syrup, fresh rosemary and fresh mint to a cocktail shaker then use a muddler to gently breakdown. The goal is to release the juice in the lime and the essential oils in the herbs.
  • Pour the vodka to the cocktail shaker then fill with ice. Shake well then pour in to four copper mugs filled with ice, about 2/3 of the way full. Top each glass with ginger beer to serve. Garnish with additional rosemary or lime if you wish.

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Serving: 1glassCalories: 163kcalCarbohydrates: 17gProtein: 0.2gFat: 0.1gSaturated Fat: 0.01gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.03gMonounsaturated Fat: 0.003gSodium: 14mgPotassium: 39mgFiber: 1gSugar: 16gVitamin A: 129IUVitamin C: 6mgCalcium: 17mgIron: 1mg
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