If you are looking for a ginger beer mocktail to enjoy with friends, or just for yourself, check out this non alcoholic Moscow mule mocktail recipe! This refreshing mocktail mule is made with ginger ale, fresh lime juice and fresh mint leaf and is the best Moscow mule without alcohol out there!Jump to Recipe
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I absolutely love it if I go to a party or a gathering and there is a selection of non-alcoholic mocktails and kid friendly drinks. This kiddie cocktail recipe is not just for kids, it's also for many of us grown-ups who prefer alcohol free recipes.
And that's where this virgin mule recipe comes in! The traditional Moscow mule recipe has Vodka, but we are going to make a virgin Moscow mule with ginger ale instead since we want it to be alcohol free.
Like other mocktails with ginger beer, this is a good one for pregnancy also. Citrus, soda and ginger are all good ingredients to help fight morning sickness, although the ginger never worked for me. But it works for some women!
The ingredients for this virgin Moscow mule recipe are:
- ginger ale or non alcoholic ginger beer (see note below)
- lime juice
- club soda or sparkling water
- fresh mint leaves
NOTE- When it comes to this ginger mule mocktail, I use ginger ale and alcohol free ginger beer interchangeably. Traditionally it should be made with ginger beer, but I use ginger ail since it's a little more fizzy and slightly sweeter.
If you choose to make this mocktail with ginger beer, you may want to add a little simple syrup or sugar to the recipe also, since ginger beer tends to be a little stronger tasting.
It's really easy to make this non alcoholic Moscow mule drink. It is a drink that is stirred, not shaken, so it can be made quickly and with ease. All you need are copper mule mugs.
Take your copper cups and squeeze the juice of one lime into the bottom of the mug. Fill the mugs about halfway full with crushed ice. Add ¼ cup of club soda or sparkling water and torn mint leaves.
Pour the non alcoholic ginger beer (or ginger ale) over the top of the ice and other ingredients. Give it a stir and serve!
If you are wanting to make this slightly different or spruce it up to make a Christmas mocktail, you can make a cranberry mule mocktail by adding cranberry juice instead of the sparkling water and topping it with frozen cranberries. This is a great way to make a unique version of a holiday mocktail mule.
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Why is Moscow mule served in copper mugs?
There basically 3 main reasons why Moscow mules are served in a copper mug:
- Temperature- since copper is a good conduit of heat and energy, adding ice to a copper mug helps keep the temperature nice and cool
- Taste- supposedly copper enhances flavor (I take that with a grain of salt)
- Presentation- because copper mugs look super cool!
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Moscow Mule Non Alcoholic
- ¾ cup ginger beer without alcohol or ginger ale (it will be slightly sweeter)
- ¼ cup club soda or sparkling water
- 1-2 lime (juiced) see note #1
- 2-3 fresh mint leaves
- crushed ice
- In the bottom of a copper mug, add the fresh squeezed lime juice and club soda.
- Tear the mint leaves into pieces and add them into the mug
- Fill the mug about halfway with crushed ice
- Add the ginger beer, giving it a stir. Serve and enjoy