Let’s face it, not every mixed drink must contain alcohol. Whether you’re mixing up drinks for your underage guests or just need a break from the adult beverages, quality and fun should not be sacrificed!
When creating mocktails, it is important to remember to keep all flavors in balance and not to let the drinks end up too sweet or sour. Which mocktail is better to mix up than a Virgin Moscow Mule?
Moscow Mules are a perfect combination of citrusy lime notes and ginger sweetness. The red bitters in this recipe and the omission of vodka are simple ingredient tweaks to make this delicious drink mocktail-friendly!
Remember that many brands have different sweetness or intensity of their ginger flavors when buying your ginger beer.
One brand I like to use is Fever Tree Ginger Beer, and I have never had any trouble tracking it down. I have found it in many liquor stores or grocery chains in their cocktail or soda departments. It has a terrific amount of ginger spiciness and isn’t too sweet.
If you like sweeter drinks, you can tweak the recipe by swapping ginger beer for ginger ale or adding just a pinch of sugar or sweetener to your mocktail.
Mix It Up
It’s time to mix! Once all of the ingredients are assembled, you can have fun with additional ingredients and play with the garnish.
We love dashing some non-alcoholic bitters for an extra flavor boost. As for the garnish, a classic lime or even adding fresh mint or orange peels work perfectly. Pomegranate seeds can add flavor and texture as well as beautiful color!
What are your creative tweak ideas for your Virgin Moscow Mule? Get to mixing and have some fun!
Virgin Moscow Mule
- 1 tbsp. fresh lime juice
- 4 oz. non-alcoholic ginger beer
- 1 splash non-alcoholic Italian red bitters - optional
- Club soda
- 1 lime wedge - optional garnish
- Fill a copper Moscow Mule mug with ice.
- Add the lime juice, ginger beer and red bitters (if using). Top with club soda.
- Garnish with a lime wedge, if desired. Serve and enjoy!
Nutrition information on In the Kitch is provided as a courtesy and is an estimate only. It may not include toppings and/or sauces.
Looking for side dish ideas? Try our Caprese Pasta Salad
I’ve been cutting down on my alcohol intake and this drink was actually a good replacement. Thanks!
Tom, that is so great. Thanks for the comment!
Even the kids could enjoy this drink with me. We all loved it!
Glad to hear Sierra! Thank you.