Strawberry Basil Moscow Mule Recipe – delicious refreshing moscow mules loaded with strawberries, basil, pomegranate, ginger beer, and fresh lime juice for a summer cocktail everyone loves!
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If you love Moscow Mules, you’re going to love this deliciously easy and fresh summer take on the vodka and ginger beer classic – bursting with fresh berries, lime, and basil!
This cocktail is a knockout for parties, bbqs, and picnics – it is light and refreshing, it is packed with ginger flavor, and we’ve worked in lots of fresh strawberries and basil to make this classic cocktail a bright and fun drink you’ll want all summer long!
If you would like to try this Moscow Mule and want to avoid alcohol, Click here to get a great non alcoholic Moscow Mule recipe! You can adapt the two to make a perfect easy non alcoholic strawberry Moscow Mule.
These Strawberry Moscow Mules take me instantly back to Oxnard, California – a family-friendly beach town north of Los Angeles that is affordable, fun, and full of delicious food and drinks!
We were treated to knockout Strawberry Mules while recently staying at the Embassy Suites Mandalay Beach in Oxnard, which inspired me to make up my own big batch back at home!
To see more about my favorite underrated Southern California beach town, please check out my post here!
Many of the strawberries sold across America come from Oxnard and Ventura County – making strawberries one of the best ingredients to tie my love for California coastal ingredients and cocktails together!
Just Take Me To The Strawberry Basil Moscow Mule Recipe Already!
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The Best Ginger Beer for Moscow Mules
The ginger beer you pick is a very important part of Moscow Mules since they are so simple with very few ingredients.
Moscow Mules, to be well balanced, need a spicy, not-too-sweet ginger beer to balance the vodka and lime.
When the Moscow Mule was originally created in a Los Angeles bar, it was made with Smirnoff and Cock ‘n Bull Ginger Beer – as a promotion for vodka in America.
The drink was created using Cock ‘n Bull, and in my own opinion, it is the best ginger beer to use for Moscow Mules – spicy, not too sweet, and well balanced so it doesn’t overpower your drink.
That being said, there are a number of delicious, well-crafted ginger beers that are just as delicious as
My favorite ginger beers for moscow mules are listed below:
Fever-Tree Premium Ginger Beer, 16.9 Fl Oz Glass Bottle (8 Count)
Q Mixers, Q Ginger Beer Spectacular Ginger Beer, 12 Fl Oz Slim Can (Pack of 12)
Llanllyr SOURCE Fiery Ginger Beer 6.8 Ounce Glass Bottles, 200ml, Pack of 16
What To Serve Moscow Mules In
Moscow mules are best known for being served in a copper mug.
Copper takes on the temperature of whatever you’re drinking – making it an excellent cup to sip something incredibly cold from.
Copper cups help make the Moscow mule ice cold – which brings out the best flavor!
I personally prefer copper mugs lined with another metal on the inside to prevent any leaching of copper from the acidic properties of a Moscow mule (- though this goes down so quickly it is probably not nearly enough time to leach any copper.)
Plan Your Own Trip To Oxnard
If you’d like to head to Oxnard to visit the beach, sample fresh strawberries, get out exploring the Channel Islands National Park, or just lounge by the Embassy Suite Mandalay Beach’s AWESOME pool, I’m leaving my top picks for where to stay, what to eat, and what to do in Oxnard, CA!
Embassy Suites Mandalay Beach - Hotel & Resort, Oxnard – Updated 2019 Prices
Where to Stay - Embassy Suites Mandalay Beach Oxnard
Island Packers Wildlife Cruise
See dolphins and cruise to Anacapa Island, part of the Channel Islands National Park - departing out of Oxnard with Island Packers.
La Dolce Vita - Homestyle Italian Food
Delicious rustic Italian food, and an adorable and fun speakeasy-style bar.
Missy's Cupcake Creations
Deliciously outrageous cupcakes and cakes.
Honey Cup Coffee and Kitchen
To-go sandwiches, coffee, and more on the harbor. Perfect to grab and take on a cruise with Island Packers!
Eat — The Waterside Restaurant
Fresh seafood and hearty classics in a gorgeous harbor-side restaurant.
Tierra Sur at Herzog Wine Cellars
Kosher fine food served at a kosher winery - fresh American classics, great for date night and events!
Channel Islands Harbor Farmers Market
Fresh fruit, food, and local goods at two farmers markets weekly in Oxnard. (One at harbor, one downtown.)
Other Moscow Mules You’ll Love
If you love these strawberry basil moscow mules with pomegranate and lime, you’ll love some of my other favorite easy Moscow Mule recipes!
Italian Mule Cocktail with Fernet and Ginger Beer Recipe
Sweet, spicy, and so delicious - this Italian Mule Cocktail with Fernet and Ginger Beer is a delicious twist to a traditional Moscow mule with an herbal liqueur kick thanks to Fernet Branca for a fernet cocktail everyone loves.
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Strawberry Basil Moscow Mule Recipe - delicious refreshing moscow mules loaded with strawberries, basil, pomegranate, ginger beer, and fresh lime juice for a summer cocktail everyone loves!
- 6 fresh strawberries, cleaned and hulled
- 1/4 cup pomegranate perils
- 7 fresh basil leaves
- 2 oz vodka
- Juice from 1 lime
- 5 oz cock 'n bull ginger beer
- crushed or pebble ice
- In a cocktail shaker, combine strawberries, pomegranate, basil, vodka, and juice from one lime with ice.
- Shake vigorously to release basil aroma and soften strawberries, as well as chill tequila.
- Pour in copper mug and top with ice cold ginger beer, stirring quickly to mix.
Amount Per ServingCalories 286 Total Fat 1g Saturated Fat 0g Trans Fat 0g Unsaturated Fat 0g Cholesterol 0mg Sodium 15mg Carbohydrates 39g Fiber 4g Sugar 32g Protein 2g