A delicious riff on the mule cocktail, this Ruby Red Moscow Mule recipe is sweet, tart and oh so refreshing... and since it's made with grapefruit vodka, it's a snap to make.. which means more time to enjoy!
A few weeks ago, we were visiting friends for the weekend. The night we arrived we had a potluck and one of the couple's brought drinks - these Ruby Red Moscow Mules, made with grapefruit vodka. Now, "y'all" know I'm not big on super fruity, sweet drinks. So, when another friend suggested I try this grapefruit vodka a few months ago I was skeptical. Because you know, vodka isn't really my thing. Until I had had this Vanilla Pear Vodka Gimlet... oh my!!!
But flavored vodkas? Now that's really pushing it! But, I went ahead and picked up a bottle and tried it - and was surprised.
It was delicious and made me a convert to both grapefruit vodka and to mule cocktails like this Citrus and Spice Kentucky Mule! Now if you are a fan of mule cocktails but would like something with a bit more kick, you should definitely try this Mexican Mule or this Vanilla Whiskey Mule
With just the right balance of sweet, tart and spicy this Ruby Red Moscow Mule is wonderfully refreshing. Just the thing for sipping on the porch or for a gathering of friends - and with only 3 ingredients, what could be easier???
I don't even need to show you!! But you make it the same way you make this Apple Cider Cocktail!
How to Make a Moscow Mule:
Step #1: In a copper mug add ice - you don't want to pack the mug but have enough to reach the top of mug.
Step #2: Add the vodka and the lime juice, stir to blend.
Step #3: Top off with ginger beer and add a garnish if you're feeling fancy! For this Ruby Red Moscow Mule, I used a slice of ruby red grapefruit, a slice of lime and a mint sprig.
That's all there is to it!
So this weekend, get together with your friends, your family, your neighbors. Pour yourself one of these Ruby Red Moscow Mules and sit a spell.
Ruby Red Moscow Mule Cocktail Recipe:
Ruby Red Moscow Mule
- 2 oz. Deep Eddy Ruby Red Vodka
- ½ oz. fresh lime juice
- 3 - 4 oz. Ginger Beer I used Fevertree
- ruby red grapefruit slices optional
- lime slices optional
- sprig of fresh mint optional
- Combine the vodka and lime juice in a mixing glass and stir to combine.
- Fill a mule mug or a rocks glass with ice. (I break mine up into 1 inch chunks)
- Pour the vodka mixture over the ice.
- Top with the ginger beer and give it a brief stir.
- Garnish with grapefruit, lime and mint if desired.
Claire | Sprinkles and Sprouts says
Ooooh I am not a super sweet cocktail drinker either!
Ruby red vodka sounds right up my street. I will have to pick up a bottle!
(I totally agree with you, I believe food has the power to bring people together)
Mmm I love mules! This one sounds perfect to relax with at the end the day! Cheers!
I tried Deep Eddy Vodka when I was in Dallas once. I like the brand and enjoyed trying this variation of a Moscow Mule. Keep the cocktails coming.
The grapefruit and ginger beer is an unexpected, but delicious combo! We will definitely be making these again!
I am so glad you enjoyed it!!!