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Watermelon Moscow Mule

A new spin on the cult-fave Moscow Mule!

  • 4 ounces vodka
  • 2 ounces ginger beer
  • 2 ounces watermelon simple syrup
  • 1 ounce lime juice
  • 2 small watermelon wedges
  • 2 large mint sprigs

1. Make a batch of watermelon simple syrup by combining 2 cups seedless watermelon and 1 cup of sugar in a small saucepan over medium heat. Use a potato masher or another utensil to mash the watermelon and sugar together, pushing out the liquid and dissolving the sugar. Simmer for 5 minutes, stirring frequently. Pour the mixture through a fine mesh sieve set over a bowl or jar, pressing the watermelon to extract all the liquid. Set aside to cool completely. (Makes just over 1 cup of simple syrup)

2. Combine the vodka, 2 oz. of simple syrup and lime juice in a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake vigorously for 30 seconds.
3. Pour vodka mixture into two ice filled mule mugs. Top each glass with 1 oz of ginger beer. Garnish with watermelon wedges and mint sprigs and enjoy!


Makes 2 drinks.


So refreshing! I usually make citrus mules, but this was a nice change of pace. Don’t skip the shaking part or the drink will taste more bitter from the lime juice.

Great tip!

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