Calling all raspberry lovers! Looking for a fun new cocktail to whip up? Well, I got ya covered. Serve up these Skinny Raspberry Moscow Mules to your guest this labor day weekend. It will be a fan favorite.
How did the name “Moscow” become associated with this drink? Great question and I have the answer. It’s because folks associate vodka with Russia.
A typical Moscow Mule has Vodka, ginger beer, lime & ice as the classic ingredients. I have tweaked the classic recipe to include some fun add-ins: Raspberries & Mint.
I have been searching & searching for some copper mugs – because a Moscow Mule is never complete without them. I came across Mule Mugs (found here) and they had exactly what I was looking for. They even have mini copper mug shot glasses. How Cute!
A popular & delish ginger brew is Barret’s. Did you know there is no alcohol in most ginger beer? News to me.
- - 4 shot of vodka (Skinny Smirnoff Raspberry Pomegranate)
- - Ginger Beer (Barrett's)
- - 10 fresh raspberries
- - Juice of 1/2 of a lime
- - A few mint leaves
- - Muddle the raspberries, mint leaves and the juice from half a lime in the bottom of a copper mug.
- - Top with vodka, ice and ginger beer
- - Garnish with a slice of lime, raspberries and an extra mint leave. Enjoy!
The best part of this recipe? Its a skinny drink. Keeping the calories down, but keeping it tasty is right up my alley. I used Smirnoff’s Skinny Raspberry Sorbet Vodka, which has half of the calories as their regular vodka. Score!
I would love to know – what are your favorite Moscow Mule Recipes? What do you add in?