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Orange Moscow Mule

An orange moscow mule is the perfect cocktail for any day of the week. You only need 4 ingredients and a thirst for citrus!

orange Moscow mule in a copper mug

When the weather gets warm, I make cocktails. I never thought I would say that in February but global warming and all….

I’m not going to talk about the weather, don’t worry. It’s so tempting, but not today.

Instead we are going to talk about citrus. My favorite thing about winter is all of the citrus that is available at the grocery store. Just yesterday, I went to pick up some lemons and I was surrounded by blood oranges, tangelos, tangerines and more.

That kind of sounds like I knocked over a bunch of fruit carts. Not the case.

muddling an orange slice in a copper mug

I just couldn’t get out of the citrus aisle. Too many intoxicating citrusy smells clouding my senses.

I have made a variations of moscow mules before.

The Kentucky mule uses bourbon (my favorite!), the orange Italian mule, the blackberry Moscow mule, and the blarney stone cocktail (which uses whiskey instead of vodka.)  They are one of my favorite cocktails because the basic version is just 3 ingredients. It’s also easy to keep all of the ingredients on hand.

Sometimes, though, you want to change it up. Orange moscow mule it is! I almost made some other type of citrus mule but I decided to stick with orange.

Oranges are available year-round so an orange moscow mule makes the most sense. If you want to substitute some other kind of citrus, do it!

The more citrus, the merrier.

pouring ginger beer into a mule cocktail
two orange Moscow mule cocktails

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Orange Moscow Mule

Moscow mules require just a few simple ingredients: vodka, ginger beer, and lime juice.

To make this orange moscow mule, I muddled two orange slices and the lime juice before adding the ice. Then I added my vodka and filled up my cup with ginger beer.

You can use any type of glassware but copper mugs are most people’s go-to. There is just something about serving a drink it’s appropriate glassware.

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Orange Moscow Mule Garnishes

one orange Moscow mule cocktail
An orange moscow mule is the perfect cocktail for any day of the week. You only need 4 ingredients and a thirst for citrus!

Orange Moscow Mule

Yield: 1
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

An orange moscow mule is the perfect cocktail for any day of the week. You only need 4 ingredients and a thirst for citrus!

Ingredients

  • 1/2 can ginger beer
  • 2 orange slices
  • 1.5 ounces vodka
  • 1 lime, juiced

Instructions

  1. In the bottom of a glass, muddle the orange slices and the lime juice.
  2. Add ice to the glass and pour the vodka over the ice. Top off the glass with ginger beer.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 1 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 214Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 14mgCarbohydrates: 31gFiber: 1gSugar: 27gProtein: 0g
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pin orange Moscow mule
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Sara Stone

Saturday 4th of March 2017

So simple yet so delicious...had to share this on our fan page, Jenny. :) Cheers!

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