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. 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 if you have fresh ingredients.
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.
The spiciness of the ginger in the sweet ginger beer combined with the tang of citrus is a match made in heaven.
Making a great grapefruit moscow mule
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. It’s my favorite, and all of my signature drinks use it.
Then you’ll need some ginger beer. Any ginger beer will do. We have Goslings on hand for dark n stormies, but use what you have.
A refreshing ginger beer drink like this should be served on ice, so fire up your ice maker. If you’re getting fancy, serve with a twist of lime or grapefruit, but this is certainly not required.
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.
I can’t find Deep Eddy Ruby Red vodka…can I use something else instead? Honestly, I wouldn’t recommend it. You could get away with Deep Eddy Lime or Lemon, but seriously, ask your store to stock it for you. I’m not kidding. You can thank me later.
I don’t have a copper mug…no worries, but it will take your drink to the next level. You can find them on Amazon or at a specialty store like Williams Sonoma or Crate and Barrel.
Can I use another flavor of Deep Eddy Vodka? You could…I recommend the lemon or lime flavor.
Grapefruit Moscow Mule Recipe
Want more grapefruit drinks? Check out my grapefruit vodka soda.
Still not sure? Make one with me!Print
- 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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