Garden Mule Cocktail

Test Kitchen-Approved

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

Food52 Review: 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

Serves: 1


  • 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
In This Recipe


  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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2 Reviews

LE B. April 23, 2015
yay kim! congratulations;i was rooting for you all along! it's an honor to be a CP with you.
LE B. 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.