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Virgin Moscow Mules With a Gingery Bite


Non alcoholic Moscow Mule

Holding a bottle of ginger beer and pondering how best to put it to use? I’ve been there a time or two — or four. Like root beer, traditional ginger beer has no booze, and its spicy and oh-so-prominent ginger flavors carry each of these virgin Moscow mule mocktails beautifully. Crack it open and get started.

Virgin Moscow Mule

Virgin Moscow Mule

An easy recipe? For a tasty mocktail? Dreams really can come true.

Ingredients

  • 1 ounce freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 2 ounces ginger ale
  • Ice
  • Ginger beer to top off
  • Lime wedge for garnish

Nonalcoholic Moscow Mule Mocktail

Nonalcoholic Moscow Mule Mocktail

Yes, the traditional Moscow mule uses vodka for a spirit, but nonalcoholic vodka can leave a little something to be desired, especially if you want a little bite. Nonalcoholic bourbon will check off that box for bite and make a tasty nonalcoholic Kentucky buck.

Ingredients

  • 2 ounces nonalcoholic bourbon
  • ¾ ounce freshly squeezed lime juice
  • Ice
  • Ginger beer to top off
  • Mint sprig for garnish

Instructions

  1. In a rocks glass or copper mug, add ice, nonalcoholic bourbon, and lime juice.
  2. Stir to mix.
  3. Top off with ginger beer.
  4. Garnish with a mint sprig.

Easy Mocktail Mule

Easy Mocktail Mule

Classic aromatic bitters and a few mint leaves will give a mocktail mule riff a little extra complexity without any extra effort. Why can’t more things be the same?

Ingredients

  • 2-3 fresh mint leaves
  • 1½ ounces freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 1-3 dashes aromatic bitters
  • Ice
  • Ginger beer to top off
  • Lime wheel and mint sprig for garnish

Instructions

  1. In a cocktail shaker, add ice, mint leaves, lime juice, and bitters.
  2. Shake four times.
  3. Pour into a rocks glass or copper mug.
  4. Top off with ginger beer.
  5. Garnish with a lime wheel and mint sprig.

Virgin Berry Moscow Mule

Virgin Berry Moscow Mule

You can muddle strawberries or rely on strawberry simple syrup – store-bought or homemade, there’s no judgment here – to give your juicy Moscow mule mocktail that’ll little somethin’ somethin’.

Ingredients

  • 2 ounces nonalcoholic bourbon OR nonalcoholic spiced rum, optional
  • 1 ounce freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 1 ounce strawberry simple syrup
  • Ice
  • Ginger beer to top off
  • Strawberry, lime wheel, and mint sprig for garnish

Instructions

  1. In a cocktail shaker, add ice, nonalcoholic bourbon, lime juice, and strawberry simple syrup.
  2. Shake to chill.
  3. Strain into a rocks glass or copper mug over fresh ice.
  4. Top off with ginger beer.
  5. Garnish with a strawberry, lime wheel, and mint sprig.

Cinnamon Moscow Mule Mocktail

Cinnamon Moscow Mule Mocktail

Sink deep into the spiced flavors of this cinnamon and ginger mule mocktail that’s the absolute king of bold mocktails.

Ingredients

  • 2 ounces nonalcoholic spiced rum, optional
  • 1 ounce cinnamon simple syrup
  • ½ ounce freshly squeezed lime juice
  • ½ ounce freshly squeezed orange juice
  • Ice
  • Ginger beer to top off
  • Cinnamon stick, thyme sprig, star anise, and orange slice for garnish

Instructions

  1. In a rocks glass or copper mug, add ice, nonalcoholic spiced rum, cinnamon simple syrup, lime juice, and orange juice.
  2. Stir to mix.
  3. Top off with ginger beer.
  4. Garnish with a cinnamon stick, thyme sprig, star anise, and orange slice.

Cherry Moscow Mule Mocktail

Cherry Moscow Mule Mocktail

Grab a handful of pitted cherries, and a splash of cherry juice if you want to bring those flavors home in an even bigger way, for a mocktail Moscow Mule that’ll quench any thirst. Want more? Up the amount of muddled fresh cherries or cherry juice – easy.

Ingredients

  • 3-4 cherries, pitted
  • 1 ounce freshly squeezed lime juice
  • ½ ounce tart cherry juice
  • 1-2 dashes orange bitters
  • Ice
  • Ginger beer to top off
  • Cherry, mint sprig, and cinnamon stick for garnish

Instructions

  1. In a cocktail shaker, muddle the cherries with lime juice.
  2. Add ice, cherry juice, and bitters.
  3. Shake to mix.
  4. Strain into a rocks glass or copper mug over fresh ice.
  5. Top off with ginger beer.
  6. Garnish with a cherry, mint sprig, and cinnamon stick.

Living the Spiced Life with a Virgin Moscow Mule

A sober or sober-curious life isn’t a dull life by any means, and a spicy ginger Moscow mule mocktail proves it, undoubtedly. See for yourself what the buzz is all about.

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