Blueberry Mule Cocktail Recipe

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Blueberry Mule Nutrition Facts





Alcohol %:14%

Created by

Nic Polotnianko

I fell in love with the art of mixology 6 years ago. Since then, I've honed my skills, crafting a myriad of cocktail recipes, and sharing my passion with other enthusiasts.

Last Updated: January 7, 2024


The Blueberry Mule is a fruity twist on the classic Moscow Mule. It was first created in the mid-2000s by a bartender who wanted to add a fresh, fruity flavor to the traditional cocktail. It quickly became popular among those who enjoy sweet and tangy cocktails. It's perfect for those who love the combination of fresh blueberries and ginger beer.

  • Origin: Mid-2000s
  • Creator: Unknown
  • Preferred by: People who enjoy sweet and tangy cocktails

How Blueberry Mule Tastes?

The Blueberry Mule is a refreshing blend of sweet, sour, and spicy. The fresh blueberries provide a sweet and slightly tart flavor, while the ginger beer adds a spicy kick. The lime juice adds a sour note, balancing out the sweetness of the blueberries.

Interesting facts about Blueberry Mule

  • The Blueberry Mule is a variation of the Moscow Mule, which was created in the 1940s.
  • Despite its name, the Blueberry Mule doesn't contain any mule. The name 'mule' is used to refer to the cocktail's strong kick, similar to a mule's kick.
  • The Blueberry Mule is often served in a copper mug, which helps keep the drink cold.


A few good options for Blueberry Mule are:

  • Grey Goose
  • Belvedere
  • Khor
  • Smirnoff

Learn everything on which Vodka to choose

A few good options for Blueberry Mule are:

  • Brockmans
  • Silent Pool Gin
  • Hendrick's Gin

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Vodka is the backbone, providing a clean and neutral canvas to showcase our fruity and spicy ensemble. 2oz is just enough to whisper 'I'm here' without stepping on the toes of our other ingredients. Go vodka-less and you'll just have a mocktail mule; it'll kick, but with less horsepower.

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Fresh Blueberries

These little blue gems add a sweet and slightly tart flavor, and their muddled magnificence also gives us a lovely color. Half a cup ensures a pronounced blueberry note. Without it? Well, it wouldn't be a Blueberry Mule, just a sad, purple-less cousin.

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Lime Juice

This zesty citrus not only balances our sweet symphony but also adds a party of freshness. 1oz is the sweet spot—any less and you're losing the pizzazz, any more and it may become a lime-apolooza. If you sub lemon juice, you'd have a less vibrant tang.

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Ginger Beer

The spicy soulmate to our vodka, ginger beer makes the mule kick with its 4oz of fiery spirit. Less might leave the mule's personality flat, more could turn it into a ginger ninja ambush. Ditch it for ginger ale for a sweeter, less spicy sip.

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Blueberries and Lime Wheel for Garnish

Garnishes are the fairy dust of cocktails, not just decorative but hinting at the flavors within. Omit and, honestly, your drink will still be fab, but it's like going out without earrings—no one will point it out, but you'll know something's missing.

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Recipe. How to make Blueberry Mule Drink

  1. Muddle the fresh blueberries at the bottom of a shaker.
  2. Add vodka and lime juice to the shaker.
  3. Shake well.
  4. Pour the mixture into a copper mug filled with ice.
  5. Top with ginger beer.
  6. Garnish with extra blueberries and a lime wheel.

Pro Tips

  • Use fresh blueberries for the best flavor.
  • Serve in a copper mug to keep the drink cold for longer.
  • Add the ginger beer last to keep the fizz.

Perfect Pairings


  • Cheese platters: The creaminess of cheese would contrast nicely with the zest and tang of the cocktail.
  • Grilled shrimp: The citrusy flavor complements seafood very well.

Main Courses

  • Barbecued chicken: The smokiness of the barbecue will be balanced by the sweetness and acidity of the cocktail.
  • Pulled pork sliders: The ginger component will echo the spices often found in pulled pork seasoning.


  • Lemon tart: The tartness of the lemon is a perfect match for the sharpness of lime in the cocktail.
  • Fruit sorbet: Especially blueberry flavor to echo the fruit in the drink.

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What you could change in Blueberry Mule

  • Vodka: Can be substituted with gin for a more botanical flavor.
  • Ginger Beer: Can be substituted with ginger ale if a less spicy flavor is preferred.
  • Blueberries: Can be substituted with raspberries or blackberries.

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Blueberry Basil Mule

Adding fresh basil leaves to the blueberry muddle infuses an aromatic herbal twist that plays joyfully with the fruitiness. The basil will whisper tales of Italian summer gardens into the mix.

Blue Raspberry Mule

Substitute half of the blueberries for raspberries and rim the mug with sugar to introduce a playful tartness and an extra layer of berry bliss. It's a bit like having a berry pie in a mug!

Spicy Blueberry Mule

A slice or two of fresh jalapeño tossed in with the blueberries will add a heat wave that'll make your palate dance. It's like a sizzling salsa number for those who like their drinks with a fiery fling.

In case you forgot basics how to make Blueberry Mule

Add your ingredients to the shaker first, then ice. Fill it up to ¾ of its capacity to ensure enough space for shaking. Hold the shaker with both hands (one on the top and one on the bottom) and shake vigorously. The shake should come from your shoulders, not your wrists.

Learn everything on how to shake

The key to proper muddling is to crush the ingredients just enough to release their flavors and not overdo it. Over-muddling can result in a bitter taste, especially with herbs.

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Garnishing a bar drink depends on the type of garnish and the cocktail. Generally, it involves preparing the garnish (like cutting a citrus wheel or picking a sprig of mint), and then adding it to the drink in a visually appealing way (like perching it on the rim or floating it on top).

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Frequently Asked Questions on Blueberry Mule

Can I use frozen blueberries instead of fresh ones?

Frozen blueberries can be used, but fresh ones are generally recommended for the best flavor and presentation.

Why do I need to muddle the blueberries?

Muddling the blueberries releases their juices and flavors into the cocktail. It’s an essential step to add depth to the flavor of the Blueberry Mule.

Can I make a mocktail version of the Blueberry Mule?

Absolutely! You can leave out the vodka and use a non-alcoholic ginger beer.

How can I prevent the blueberries from floating to the top of the drink?

If you prefer the blueberries not to float at the top, you may want to muddle them more thoroughly. This will help break them down and integrate them more fully into the drink.

Why is this cocktail served in a copper mug?

Copper mugs are traditionally used for Moscow Mule cocktails and variations thereof, as they help to keep the drinks cold for a longer period of time.

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