Need a refreshing cocktail? Look no further than this grapefruit moscow mule recipe. It only requires two ingredients, three if you're getting fancy, and comes together in under a minute.
No special techniques, no intense bartending equipment, just a really good drink.
Make this your signature cocktail at your next dinner party, or whip one up after a long day of work. It won't disappoint, and is difficult to get wrong with fresh ingredients.
Moscow mules are popular in the winter, but can be livened up with fresh citrus. Grapefruit is the perfect citrus addition to a regular moscow mule.
Deep Eddy Ruby Red Vodka - or other grapefruit/citrus vodka. The most important ingredient in this grapefruit moscow mule is the vodka. I haven't found another grapefruit vodka that has the same sweetness and citrus-y flavor as Deep Eddy Ruby Red Vodka.
Ginger Beer - any ginger beer will do. We have Goslings on hand for dark and stormies, but use what you have.
Ice - a refreshing ginger beer drink like this should be served on ice...
Lime or grapefruit wedge (optional) - if you're getting fancy, serve with a twist of lime or grapefruit
Optional: copper mug (see equipment below)
See recipe card for details!
First, fill copper mug with ice. Then pour an ounce or two of grapefruit vodka, cover with ginger beer, and garnish with citrus of choice. It's THAT easy.
Substitutions & Variations
A classic moscow mule contains vodka, ginger beer, and a twist of lime, or even lime juice. The spiciness of the ginger in the sweet ginger beer combined with the tang of citrus is a match made in heaven. This grapefruit version is refreshing take on this classic cocktail.
For a classic moscow mule, use regular vodka instead of grapefruit and garnish with a lime.
Not a fan of grapefruit but love citrus? Use citrus infused vodka and garnish with citrus of choice (orange, lime, and lemon all work well).
For a festive winter variation, use lemon vodka and garnish with a sprig of rosemary or thyme.
Note: This post is not sponsored by Deep Eddy, I just truly love their flavored vodkas. 10/10 recommend if you can find.
There's no "required" equipment per se, but one is highly recommended:
If you have a copper mug available, by all means, please use it. There's something about the way ginger reacts with copper that makes ginger drinks taste EXTRA good in a copper mug.
You can find them on Amazon or at a specialty store like Williams Sonoma or Crate and Barrel.
If you have a jigger for measuring, you can use it. Otherwise just eyeball it.
This cocktail is best served fresh and cold over ice. Do not prepare ahead of time or bubbles will flatten.
Frequently asked questions
Copper is a great conductor - so when serving an iced drink, it'll stay cooler for longer.
While the FDA's code recommends that no food with a pH lower than 6.0 (read: on the acidic side) come into contact with food, most copper mugs are lined with a safer metal like stainless steel or nickel.
In need of a refreshing cocktail? Look no further than this grapefruit moscow mule recipe. It only requires two ingredients, three if you're getting fancy, and comes together in under a minute.
- Deep Eddy Ruby Red Vodka
- Ginger Beer
- Optional: lime or grapefruit wedge
- Optional: copper mug
- Prepare mug: Fill with ice
- Add vodka: Add 1-2 oz or Deep Eddy Ruby Red Vodka (2 for larger glasses or doubles)
- Add ginger beer: Fill the rest of the mug with ginger beer
- Add citrus: Juice from a lime or grapefruit wedge for extra citrus
- Garnish: garnish with lime or grapefruit, and Enjoy!
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