This is of the perfect time of year to find fresh strawberries. And if you’re a fan of bourbon, this Moscow mule recipe is one you will want to give a try! We’ve taken the classic Moscow Mule and gave it a little twist with simple syrup and fresh strawberries to create a Strawberry Bourbon Moscow Mule.
Strawberry Bourbon Moscow Mule
The Moscow Mule is still a classic cocktail, and don’t let anyone tell you different. True, trends will come and go, but don’t allow fads to dictate what you are sipping from your cup. But if and when you do tire of your favorite go-to cocktail you can always try variations on the theme. For instance, we have taken the classic Moscow Mule and “tweaked it” and “freaked it” a little bit. So, if you are already a fan of the Moscow Mule, and you love bourbon and strawberries, then there’s a pretty good chance you will love our deliciously refreshing Strawberry Bourbon Moscow Mule. It has all the elements which make for a great cocktail. So, next time you are entertaining your guests this version of the classic Moscow Mule and watch their eyes light up with joy.
Add a good bourbon and strawberry simple syrup to your home bar, it’s a good look.
An ounce and half of the good bourbon makes this updated version of the Moscow Mule makes this cocktail into something
The strawberry simple syrup in this cocktail adds a sweet summertime taste to this classic cocktail.
Making a good cocktail always starts with fresh ingredients!
So, what are you waiting for? Once you have tried this updated version of the Moscow Mule you may never go back to the original. Do you have any other favorite classic cocktails? If so, do you tweak them and make them more reflective of your own specific tastes? I would love to hear about it, drop me a line. Cheers!
How do you muddle for a cocktail?
Muddling is where you push down and twist on leaves and even berries to help release the flavors. With herbs it will release the oils and allow the oils to blend with other ingredients in the drink to flavor it.
How to muddle for a cocktail without a muddler?
If you do not have exact cocktail tools you can use a back of a wooden spoon or anything that can easily press into the leaves and kind of twist and smash at once. The idea is to smash and release the flavors.
Can I double this recipe?
Feel free to make enough to serve a crowd if you would like. I love making these for a night cap to end a busy week. Feel free to serve this cocktail up at a party and make a batch to pour over ice.
What does a copper mug do for cocktails?
Copper is used a lot to make mules as it helps to keep the temperature nice and chilled, preventing the ice from melting so fast. I have used these and when compared to say a glass you will find you don’t get that super cold cocktail like you do in a copper mug.
Can I change up fruit used in this moscow mule?
Feel free to swap the strawberries with any fruit you would like. Raspberries, blueberries or even a blackberries would be a great alternative to the strawberry flavor. If you change the fruit, you will want to change the flavor of the syrup as well.
Is ginger beer the same as ginger ale?
Ginger beer is a very stout ginger flavor that carries a strong bite of ginger. It is used often in Moscow mule recipes. Ginger ale is a lot more mild in flavor so it can’t be used to replace ginger beer in a recipe.
Strawberry Bourbon Moscow Mule
- 1 1/2 ounces good bourbon
- 1-ounce strawberry syrup
- 4 fresh mint leaves
- 1 fresh large strawberry
- 3 1/2 ounces ginger beer
- sliced strawberries and a fresh sprig of mint leaves
- copper mug
- Add mint leaves, and a single washed strawberry into a cocktail shaker.
- Use a muddler to break apart the mint leaves and strawberry.
- Add the bourbon and strawberry syrup.
- Add a cup of crushed ice.
- Secure the lid on the cocktail shaker and shake vigorously for 30 seconds.
- Strain through a cocktail mesh sieve into a copper mug filled with ice.
- Top off with ginger beer, and garnish with fresh strawberries and a sprig of fresh mint.
Drink responsibly and never drink and drive.