Fourth of July

Garden Mule Cocktail

April  2, 2015
2 Ratings
Photo by James Ransom
  • Serves 1
Author Notes

The Garden Mule is a fresh take on the Moscow Mule. I muddle blueberries, cucumber, and mint and then add classic Moscow Mule ingredients: vodka, lime juice, and ginger beer. I love the beautiful purple-blue color of this refreshing summer cocktail. —Kim at Something New For Dinner

Test Kitchen Notes

Tasty and refreshing! I barely noticed the vodka—so I think that qualifies as a good daytime drink. The ginger beer (Reed's brand) makes it nice and spicy, and I love the fizz. Candied ginger garnish is a cute idea. —cratecooking

What You'll Need
  • 4 slices cucumber
  • 16 blueberries, divided
  • 6 mint leaves, plus sprig for garnish
  • 2 ounces vodka
  • 1 ounce lime juice
  • 1/2 cup ginger beer (preferably Fever Tree or Maine Root—something spicy and not too sweet)
  • 1 piece candied ginger, for garnish
  1. Put the cucumber, 8 blueberries, and mint leaves in the bottom of a cocktail shaker. Muddle until crushed and juicy. Add a handful of ice, vodka, and lime juice. Cover the shaker and shake for about 15 seconds.
  2. Fill a Moscow Mule mug with ice. Strain the liquid from the shaker into the mug. Top with ginger beer and 4 blueberries. Thread 4 remaining blueberries and candied ginger on a toothpick and use to garnish with a sprig of mint.

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3 Reviews

Lori L. February 22, 2020
Such a great drink and gorgeous as well. For me this was less sweet than a dark and stormy and even though we made it in the dead of winter in rocks glasses it was perfect. The colors are so pretty and the garnish really elevated the presentation. Thanks,
LeBec F. April 23, 2015
yay kim! congratulations;i was rooting for you all along! it's an honor to be a CP with you.
LeBec F. April 13, 2015
kim, really nice job with this; congrats! i'm just hoping the ginger beer isn't going to steal the limelight (oooh, PUNishment) from the cukes and berries etc., but i am looking forward to making it! thx much.