Easy Recipe for Apple Cider Moscow Mule

A classic drink with a twist for fall. Learn how to make an apple cider Moscow mule to enjoy this season.

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A Mule is hands down one of my favorite drinks. It combines spicy ginger beer with a hint of lime mixed with vodka. This cocktail dates back to the 1940’s and has an interesting origin story.

If you are not a fan of overly sweet cocktails then this is something you need to try. Ginger beer is the main ingredient here and this can be purchased in a wide variety of styles and flavors. I prefer a spicy ginger beer like Barritt’s, a bold spicy beverage straight from Bermuda. Head to the liquor store and try a few different varieties to find your favorite.

For this particular cocktail I found a ginger beer with a lighter taste that paired beautifully with fresh apple cider. These 2 ingredients combine to make a delicious fall drink.

apple cider and ginger beer

Once you have a favorite ginger beer picked out, grab a jug of fresh apple cider. This is abundent this time of year, even better if you can buy one straight from a farm stand. Shake it well before using and enjoy the rich sweet taste of fresh cider.

Finally you will need a few limes and apples and a bottle of your go-to vodka. Always keep a bottle of vodka on hand, you can make a wealth of simple cocktails from just a few easy to find ingredients.

Apple cider moscow mule fall cocktail

It’s always fun to serve a Moscow mule in a copper mug, it’s not necessary, but it adds to the enjoyment of the drink. Originally when this drink was created it was served in a copper mug and so the tradition stands. I love this set of mugs, but use a rocks glass or whatever you have on hand to enjoy this fall apple cocktail.

Apple cider moscow mule fall cocktail

Apple Cider Moscow Mule

Yield: 1
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

A crisp and refreshing fall version of a classic moscow mule.


  • 2 oz Vodka
  • 2 oz Apple Cider
  • .5 oz fresh squeezed lime juice
  • 4-6 oz Ginger beer
  • Apple slices for garnish


  1. FIll a copper mug with ice.
  2. Add vodka, apple cider, and lime juice and stir to combine.
  3. Top with ginger beer and apple slices.


A classic Moscow mule is made with vodka, lime and ginger beer. Try adding apple cider, or cranberry juice to spice up this old favorite.

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If you are a fan of simple drinks, learn how to make a classic Moscow mule. Then spice it up for the season and try this fall apple drink.

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Apple cider fall cocktail

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