Strawberry Honey Moscow Mule


I’ve recently discovered that there is a difference between ginger beer and ginger ale. Ginger beer doesn’t have alcohol, and ginger ale is usually easier to find. I’ve always wondered why people just don’t take the short cut when making Moscow mules. I understand now.

Ginger beer is brewed and fermented. Ginger ale is just soda with ginger in it.  Since Ginger beer isn’t carbonated it has a much more gingery flavor. And just because it says beer, don’t let that fool you. No alcohol plus way less sugar than Ginger ale.  It’s a win-win really. And for the alcohol to make this Moscow mule a real mule, we just use something most of us have in our cabinets already anyway – vodka.


But if you don’t have vodka or if you would prefer a mocktail, then just leave out the vodka. You still have a delicious refreshing fruity drink. I’ve tried it with both ginger ale and ginger beer, and without the vodka then ginger ale could pass. I think the carbonation adds that little zing I was missing 😉

Strawberry Moscow Mule

Strawberry Moscow Mule


  • 1 can ginger beer
  • 1/4 Tablespoon lime juice from fresh lime
  • 4 ounces vodka
  • 5 strawberries - muddled well
  • lots of ice
  • For mocktails :
  • 1 can gingerale
  • 1/4 Tablespoon lime juice from fresh lime
  • 5 strawberries -muddled well
  • lots of ice


  1. Fill 2 glasses with ice and cover each with 2 ounces of vodka, half lime juice, and half muddled strawberries.
  2. Garnish with extra strawberries or limes . . . or both!
  3. Enjoy!

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Bex is Hoosier girl, wifey to Scott, aunt to 7 handsome guys and 2 gorgeous gals, popcorn eater, makeup lover, and target shopper by day. She has a passion for frugally creating pretty things from the inside out and sharing those with others. When she sees a recipe, she instantly wants to know how to make it healthier … unless it’s cake or popcorn then she just wants to eat it. And when she sees a neglected piece of furniture or décor she instantly wants to show it some love and make it as pretty as it used to be. Bex blogs over at Butcher’s Niche about all things cooking, crafting, fashion, beauty, and life.

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