I absolutely love Moscow Mules. They are so refreshing and so simple to make. This is a skinny version of a Moscow Mule, which is how I have been making mine for quite a while now. I stopped drinking beer a little over a year ago, so I use kombucha in place of beer. This is what makes it a skinny version. Not only does the kombuca not leave you feeling as bloated, it actually provides your gut with healthy bacteria! Even if you don’t generally like kombucha, I would still recommend trying this recipe. I have heard people say they don’t like kombuca before, but they end up enjoying this cocktail to their surprise. Keep reading for my skinny Moscow Mule cocktail recipe.
To make this version of a moscow mule you will need the following: crushed ice, vodka, ginger kombucha, limes, mint, and caramelized ginger for garnish (optional).
Whether I am making a cocktail at home or having one out, Tito’s always my vodka of choice. Tito’s not only tastes wonderful, but it is naturally gluten free. Both of these qualities have contributed to Tito’s popularity and availability throughout the world.
There are several kinds of ginger kombucha you can use in this recipe. Below are my two favorite options.
On the left is Enlightened’s organic raw gingerade kombucha. I find it at Whole Foods or you can order it by the case online. On the right is Holy Kombucha’s green apple ginger kombucha. I find this both at Whole Foods and my local grocery store. Keeping on my Texas bias, Holy Kombucha is made in Ft. Worth, Texas. Living close by Ft. Worth may make it easier to find for me, so if you can’t find it where you live, know that any ginger flavor will work. If you don’t like the taste of green apple and don’t prefer the sourness added to your mule, use the one on the left or add a little agave to balance out the sour taste from the green apple juice found in the one on the right. Personally, I love a mule made with either!
Have you ever wondered why Moscow Mules are served in a copper mug? Read about the interesting history behind it here. Following tradition, I think Moscow Mules are best served in copper mugs. If you are an avid mule drinker and don’t have a set already, you can order them online here.
- Crushed ice
- 2-3 ounces of vodka
- 6 ounces of kombucha
- Juice from 1/2 lime
- A few leaves of mint
- Garnish with: a lime wheel, more mint, and caramelized ginger (all optional)
- Fill a copper mug with crushed ice
- Pour 2-3 ounces of vodka over ice, add 6 ounces of kombucha, then squeeze the juice from 1/2 a lime into the mug
- Add several leaves of mint
- Stir ingredients together slowly
- Add a lime wheel, more mint, and caramelized ginger for garnish
- Drink up!
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