Strawberry Basil Moscow Mule Recipe

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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!

picture of moscow mule in a copper cup with strawberries, mint, basil, and ice in it

This post is in partnership with the Embassy Suites Mandalay Beach and Visit Oxnard, CA. I was recently invited to stay with my girlfriends for a week in Oxnard at the Embassy Suites Mandalay Beach – and I’m pleased to share why I think they are one of the top underrated locations (and surprisingly affordable) to visit in Southern California!

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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!

picture of Mandalay beach at sunset in Oxnard California

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!

picture of moscow mule in a copper cup with strawberries, mint, basil, and ice in it

How to Make Strawberry Basil 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:

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Tips and Tricks for Perfect Strawberry Basil Moscow Mules & FAQs

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.)

picture of moscow mule in a copper cup with strawberries, mint, basil, and ice in it

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!

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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!

There are Christmas Moscow Mules, Peach and Mint Moscow Mules, Gin Mules (Gin Bucks), and even a non alcoholic Moscow Mule!

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Strawberry Basil Moscow Mule Recipe

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Strawberry basil cocktail recipe with ginger beer for a refreshing twist on the classic Moscow Mule.
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Strawberry Basil Moscow Mules Recipe

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!
Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Keyword fruit moscow mule, moscow mule cocktail, strawberry basil moscow mule, strawberry moscow mule
Prep Time 4 minutes
Total Time 4 minutes
Servings 1
Calories 286kcal
Author Courtney O’Dell

Ingredients

  • 6 fresh strawberries cleaned and hulled
  • ¼ 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

Instructions

  • 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.
  • Enjoy!

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Nutrition

Serving: 1g | Calories: 286kcal | Carbohydrates: 39g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 1g | Sodium: 15mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 32g

About Courtney

Courtney loves to share great wine, good food, and loves to explore far flung places- all while masting an everyday elegant and easy style at lifestyle blog Sweet C’s Designs. Sweet C's devoted to finding the best food and drinks you'll want to make or find, around the world!

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5 Comments

  1. lauren kelly says:

    What a fun twist on my favorite cocktail! I need to be careful with these, they are so good!

  2. Jen says:

    I will be sipping on these all summer long! Love mules and this strawberry basil version sounds amazing!

  3. Kristyn says:

    I bet this is a hit. I’d love to try a non-alcoholic version for sure! Something about summer, swimming, & refreshing drinks!

  4. Lyn says:

    This looks so refreshing and perfect for summer!

  5. Sara Welch says:

    I’ll never turn down a summer cocktail with a kick! This sounds AMAZING; can’t wait to try this tonight!