Apple Moscow Mule

Moscow mules are traditionally served in a copper mug. And if you have some, we encourage you to use it for this drink! Copper mugs are the perfect glass for a mule. Copper is very good at conducting temperature, so when an ice cold mule is poured inside, the glass actually takes on that temperature and keeps the drink frosty cold longer. Also, there is research to support that the copper interacts with the drink and actually enhances the tangy flavors of ginger (and lime in traditional Moscow mules) in the cocktail.


4 oz. vodka

ginger beer

sparkling cider

Sliced apple, for garnish

Cinnamon sticks, for garnish


Fill two copper mugs with ice. Pour 2 oz vodka into each cup. Fill 2/3 full with sparkling cider, then top with ginger beer.

Garnish with an apple slice and a cinnamon stick.