Refreshing Apple Cider Moscow Mule

Quick, easy and refreshing apple cider moscow mule!
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It’s Friday so you deserve to treat yourself to a crisp and Refreshing Apple Cider Moscow Mule!

I love moscow mules because they’re super simple to make. Plus, it’s easy to make up different variations of them as well. Since it’s fall, I decided to add a little twist on the traditional moscow mule and add in apple cider. It was delicious!

The sweet apple cider compliments the “spicy” ginger beer really well, making it the perfect combo. It’s perfect for a chill fall night and you’re wanting a refreshing cocktail.

Refreshing Apple Cider Moscow Mule

Refreshing Apple Cider Moscow Mule

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • LIME JUICE – While bottled lime juice lasts longer and is more convenient, please use fresh lime juice for this recipe! It is an absolute must.
  • VODKA – You can use any vodka you’d like. I am a Tito’s gal so I prefer that or Kirkland vodka.
  • GINGER BEER – Use a good quality ginger beer for the recipe. I found a few great ones that I’ve listed below.
  • APPLE CIDER – If there is an apple orchard near your house, bring your kids, do some apple picking and grab a gallon of apple cider. If you want to make it low calorie, I got a sugar free apple cider mix off Amazon.
  • GARNISH – Use an apple slice and cinnamon stick for garnish.

Zevia’s Diet Ginger Beer

Barritt’s Soda Diet Ginger Beer

Q Mixers Ginger Beer, Premium Cocktail Mixer

Remedy Ginger Beer

All of these ginger beers are on Amazon!

While you technically can use gingerale to make a moscow mule, I recommend not to because it will make it sweeter and you won’t be able to taste the ginger as much.

What’s in a traditional moscow mule cocktail?

A traditional moscow mule is quiet simple. It only has 3 ingredients – ginger beer, vodka and lime. Measure out about two ounces (or more), the juice of half a lime and top it off with ginger beer in a moscow mule mug.

Don’t like vodka?

If you don’t like vodka, you can use tequila, rum or gin! I’ve tried a traditional mule with tequila but haven’t with rum or gin. I know other people have and have loved it.

The calories and macros calculated at the end are the result of using Zevia’s Ginger Beer and Sugar Free Apple Cider Mix.

Want more Fall recipes? Check some out here.

Refreshing Apple Cider Moscow Mule

Prep Time 5 mins Cook Time 1 min Total Time 6 mins
Servings: 1 Calories: 140



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  1. Add your vodka, apple cider and ginger beer to your mug over fresh ice.

  2. Squeeze in a fresh lime wedge.

  3. Garnish with a slice of fresh apple and a cinnamon stick.

Nutrition Facts

Servings 1

Amount Per Serving
Calories 140kcal
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 4g2%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.


The calories and macros calculated at the end are the result of using Zevia's Ginger Beer and Sugar Free Apple Cider Mix.

Keywords: apple cider, moscow mule, fall cocktails, easy cocktails, mocktails, themed drinks, alcohol, vodka cocktail, tequila, rum, low calorie, low carb drinks

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