Watermelon Moscow Mule Recipe

Enjoy the flavors of summer with a cool and refreshing twist on the classic Moscow Mule using a combination of fresh watermelon, lime, ginger and mint.

Watermelon Mule Cocktail

Watermelon Mule Cocktail

Enjoy the flavors of summer with this cool and refreshing watermelon mule, a twist on the classic Moscow mule.

Photo by: Kayla Kitts

Kayla Kitts

Ingredients

  • fresh watermelon
  • 1 shot (1.5 ounces) vodka
  • 1 small lime, juiced
  • 1 bottle or can ginger beer
  • 1/2 shot (0.75 ounces) ginger syrup
  • mint, for garnish

Tools

  • cocktail shaker
  • muddler
Watermelon Mule Cocktail: Ingredients

Watermelon Mule Cocktail: Ingredients

To make a watermelon mule, you'll need vodka, ginger syrup, ginger beer, a lime, fresh watermelon, mint, a muddler and a copper mug.

Photo by: Kayla Kitts

Kayla Kitts

Instructions

1: Add watermelon chunks to a cocktail shaker.

Watermelon Mule Cocktail: Muddle Fresh Watermelon

Watermelon Mule Cocktail: Muddle Fresh Watermelon

Add watermelon to cocktail shaker, and use a muddler to juice.

Photo by: Kayla Kitts

Kayla Kitts

2: Muddle the watermelon to make 1 ounce of juice. Strain juice into a glass and discard remaining watermelon chunks.

Watermelon Mule Cocktail: Fresh Watermelon Juice

Watermelon Mule Cocktail: Fresh Watermelon Juice

Use a muddler to juice 1-ounce worth of fresh watermelon into a separate glass.

Photo by: Kayla Kitts

Kayla Kitts

3: Fill cocktail shaker with ice. Combine watermelon juice, vodka, lime juice and ginger syrup. Shake well.

4: Strain into a copper mug filled with ice, then top with ginger beer.

5: Garnish with a miniature watermelon wedge and a mint sprig.

6: Kick back and enjoy!

Note: If you don't have a copper mug, then this cocktail is perfect in glass tumbler or jar.

Makes 1 cocktail

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