Refreshing Non-Alcoholic Moscow Mule Mocktail

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This Non Alcoholic Moscow Mule has the perfect amount of spice without the buzz. Whether it's a hot summer day, holiday season or an evening with the family this is a delicious option for something different than sparkling water. 
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Non alcoholic classic mule with lime and mint for garnish in a copper mug.

This ginger beer mocktail version uses light ginger beer and no simple syrup keeping the calories low as most of you probably would prefer to eat your calories, like me. Terrific for a baby shower, holiday party, summer barbeque, or just when you want something different to sip on. 

I am a big fan of Moscow Mules, but being I don’t drink anymore I was determined to find the perfect balance of the traditional Moscow mule without the alcohol. The combination of simple ingredients like fresh mint and lime juice with ginger beer gives the best zing without the buzz. Just simply add vodka or tequila for those who want an alcoholic drink. 

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Why you’ll love this recipe

  • Tastes similar to the original Moscow mule recipe. 
  • All the zing without the buzz.
  • Low calorie and delicious. 

Ingredients and Substituions:

These are the main ingredients and substitutions for this non-alcoholic Moscow mule recipe. See the recipe card below for the full ingredients list and instructions.

Mule cup surrounded by mint leaves, limes and ginger beer for mocktail.
  • Ginger Beer: Light ginger ale or club soda in place of ginger beer.
  • Lime Juice: fresh or storebought is fine.

Variations

  • Add strawberries or orange juice and slices for a fruity summery twist.
  • Jalapeno lime syrup or jalapenos for some heat.
  • Cranberry juice for a cranberry Moscow mule mocktail. 
  • Apple cider for the holidays. 

Dietary Modifications

  • This recipe is gluten-free and dairy-free as written.

How to make this virgin Moscow Mule recipe (a step-by-step visual guide):

Step 1: add fresh lime, mint and muddle

Lime juice being poured into a mule cup.

Add the lime juice and mint leaves to the bottom of copper mule mugs (image 1).

Mint leaves added to the lime jucie being muddled.

Using a drink muddler, muddle the mint and lime until the leaves have softened (image 2).

Step 2: top with ginger beer

Ginger beer being poured on top of ice in mule cup.

Fill the cup with ice, pour the ginger beer over top, and stir (image 3).

Drink garnished with lime wedge and mint leaves.

Garnish with a lime wedge, additional fresh mint leaves (image 4), and a squeeze of fresh lime juice is desired.  

Expert Tip!

Add vodka or tequila for those who don’t want a mocktail!

Recipe FAQs

What kind of ginger beer is used in these Moscow mules?

Q makes the best non-alcoholic ginger beer, it has a ton of fizz which brings a lot to this drink. If you can’t find Q ginger beer, Fever-Tree (pictured) and Bundaberg are great alternatives or your favorite low-calorie option.

Can I add different flavors?

The possibilities are endless with this delicious drink. You can make them in different flavors by adding fresh fruit or juice into the mug. 

What is a Moscow Mule?

A Moscow mule is traditionally made with vodka, ginger beer and lime juice and served in a copper Moscow mule mug. 

Can you add alcohol to this?

You bet. Add vodka or tequila.

Classic mule with strawberries added.

If you make this recipe, please leave a rating and/or comment! Tag me on Instagram @ohsnapmacros, I love hearing from you!

Non alcoholic classic mule with lime and mint for garnish in a copper mug.

Non-Alcoholic Moscow Mule

Danielle Lima
This Non Alcoholic Moscow Mule has the perfect amount of spice without the buzz. Whether it's a hot summer day, holiday season or an evening with the family this is a delicious option for something different than sparkling water. 
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 1 minute
Course Drinks
Cuisine mocktail
Servings 1 serving
Calories 45 kcal

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Ingredients
  

  • 7.5 oz. Light Ginger Beer Q Brand preferred
  • 0.5 oz. fresh lime juice ~ 1/4 shot
  • 1 Tbsp. fresh mint leaves

Garnish

  • fresh lime wedge
  • mint leaves

Variations

  • fresh strawberries
  • jalapeno lime syrup
  • cranberry juice
  • Apple Cider
  • Orange juice and slices

Instructions
 

  • Add the lime juice and mint leaves to the bottom of a copper mule cup. Using a drink muddler, muddle the mint and lime until the leaves have softened.
  • Fill the cup with ice, pour the ginger beer over top and stir.
  • Garnish with a lime wedge and additional mint.

Notes

Nutrition facts are an estimate and will change with any substitutions. 
  • Add vodka or tequila if desired! 
  • Q Brand Ginger Beer is my favorite for these. You can find them in the mixers section at the grocery store. 

Nutrition

Serving: 1drinkCalories: 45kcalCarbohydrates: 18gSodium: 10mgSugar: 10g
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