Apple Cider Moscow Mule

This classic Apple Cider Moscow Mule is made with 4 simple ingredients that pack all the flavors of fall. Perfect for a date night by the fire or a great addition to brunch. Keto option available. 


Apple Cider Moscow Mule

Is it even fall without apples and apple cider? I don’t think so. I love traditions and this Apple Cider Moscow Mule is always on my radar when the cooler weather rolls around. It is a fresh cocktail that packs a ton of flavor but with minimal ingredients. It is like fall in a copper mug!

What Is A Moscow Mule?

According to Wikipedia, “A Moscow mule is a cocktail made with vodka, spicy ginger beer, and lime juice, garnished with a slice or wedge of lime. It is a type of buck; therefore, sometimes called a vodka buck. The Moscow mule is popularly served in a copper mug, which takes on the cold temperature of the liquid.”

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What Is Ginger Beer?

Taste of Home describes Ginger Beer as the following “Ginger beer is a non-alcoholic beverage with a robust, spicy and aromatic flavor. It’s made with a blend of ginger, water, and sugar that’s fermented with yeast, then carbonated and bottled.”

Apple Cider Moscow Mule Tip and Tricks

  • If you want even more flavor, switch out regulat vodka for caramel flavored. It will tastes like a caramel apple.
  • Serve this cocktail in a cooper mug. It really makes it so crip and cool. It does make a difference in taste.
  • Do not switch out ginger beer for ginger ale. They are not the same. Find a high quality ginger beer to use.
An overhead shot of a copper mug with apple cider and apple slices with ice

Tailoring This Apple Cider Moscow Mule To Keto?

Apple Cider: If you want to make this Keto, you can sub the real apple cider to the sugar-free instant mix. Walmart and Target carry the brand Alpine that makes sugar-free apple cider instant mix. Simply mix up a pouch and use 2 oz. Save any leftovers in the fridge.

Ginger Beer: As for ginger beer, you can find a diet or sugar-free ginger beer. Simply switch the regular ginger beer for the sugar-free version.

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Apple Cider Moscow Mule

  • Author: Ashley McCrary
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 1 cocktail 1x
  • Diet: Vegan


This classic Apple Cider Moscow Mule is made with 4 simple ingredients that pack all the flavors of fall. Perfect for a date night by the fire or a great addition to brunch. Includes keto option.


  • 2 oz (1/4 cup) apple cider 
  • 2 oz (1/4 cup)  vodka*
  • 3 oz ginger beer
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • Garnish with apple slices, spinkle of cinnamon, cinnamon stick and rosemary. 


  1. Add in the apple cider, vodka, and lime juice to a shaker and shake for 20 seconds. 
  2. Fill a copper mug with ice and pour the mixture from the shaker. Top off with the ginger beer. 
  3. Garnish with apple slices, spinkle of cinnamon, cinnamon stick, and rosemary. 
  4. Enjoy!


  • For even more flavor use carmael flavored vodka instead of regular. It will taste like a caramel apple. 
  • For KETO, sub sugar-free apple cider and sugar-free ginger beer.
  • Category: Drinks/Cocktail


  • Serving Size: 1 cocktail
  • Calories: 210
  • Sugar: 19
  • Sodium: 24
  • Fat: 0
  • Carbohydrates: 20

Keywords: Moscow Mule, Apple Cider Moscow Mule, Fall Cocktails

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Comments (2)

  • I’ve made this recipe 3 times now, using the caramel vodka, and it’s amazing!! Everyone loves it!

    • THis is so great to hear. Thank you Leslie


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