Raspberry Lemon Mule Cocktail Recipe

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Raspberry Lemon 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 Raspberry Lemon Mule is a fruity twist on the classic Moscow Mule. The Moscow Mule was first created in the 1940s in the United States, and since then, bartenders around the world have been putting their own spin on it. This version adds a sweet and tart twist with the addition of raspberry and lemon. It's a perfect cocktail for those who enjoy a balance of sweet and sour flavors in their drinks.

How Raspberry Lemon Mule Tastes?

The Raspberry Lemon Mule has a refreshing, sweet, and slightly tart taste. The raspberry adds a sweet fruitiness, while the lemon gives it a sour kick. The ginger beer brings a spicy warmth that balances out the sweetness.

Interesting facts about Raspberry Lemon Mule

  • The Raspberry Lemon Mule is a variation of the Moscow Mule, which was created in the 1940s.
  • The cocktail is typically served in a copper mug, which keeps the drink cold and enhances the flavors.
  • The raspberry and lemon not only add flavor but also give the cocktail a vibrant red color.


A few good options for Raspberry Lemon Mule are:

  • Smirnoff
  • Absolut Citron
  • Grey Goose

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A few good options for Raspberry Lemon Mule are:

  • Brockmans
  • Silent Pool Gin
  • Hendrick's Gin

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The clean, crisp profile of vodka serves as a neutral canvas, allowing the raspberry and lemon flavors to really shine. At 2 oz, it gives just the right kick - more might knock your socks off, while less would just be child's play. If vodka isn't your thing, a light rum could give a sweeter twist.

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Raspberry syrup

Sweet, tart, and berry-licious! The 1 oz of raspberry syrup adds a summer's kiss to the drink. Too much, and you'll drown in sweetness; too little, the berries might get lonely. No syrup on hand? Muddle fresh raspberries for a more rustic touch.

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Lemon juice

A whole ounce of this citrus elixir gives the cocktail its zesty soul. Skimp on this, and your drink turns into a shy wallflower. Go overboard, and it might pucker up too tight. If lemons are scarce, lime juice can play a decent understudy, adding a tropical twist.

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Ginger beer

4 oz of this spicy, fizzy wonder is the mule's backbone. It's what makes your tongue tingle and your taste buds dance. Less would make the mule limp; more may lead to a ginger-overload. For a softer experience, ginger ale can bring the bubbles without the sting.

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Fresh raspberries and lemon slices

These aren't just pretty faces; they're the garnish that makes your Raspberry Lemon Mule Instagram-worthy. Plus, they add a touch of fresh flavor and make sipping this cocktail a multi-sensory experience.

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Recipe. How to make Raspberry Lemon Mule Drink

  1. Fill a copper mug or highball glass with ice.
  2. Add the vodka, raspberry syrup, and lemon juice to the mug.
  3. Top with ginger beer and stir gently to combine.
  4. Garnish with fresh raspberries and a slice of lemon.

Pro Tips

  • Using a copper mug helps to keep the drink cold and enhances the flavors.
  • Be sure to use a good quality ginger beer for the best flavor.

Perfect Pairings

Food Pairings

  • Grilled Chicken or Fish: The raspberry and lemon flavors from the cocktail provide a refreshing contrast to the smokiness of grilled meats.
  • Mixed Green Salad: A salad featuring nuts and feta or goat cheese would be complemented by the berry and citrus notes of the cocktail.
  • Spicy Asian Dishes: The spicy and tangy flavors would be balanced by the sweet and zesty notes of the Raspberry Lemon Mule.
  • Cheese Platter: Soft cheeses like Brie or Camembert pair wonderfully with the fruitiness of the cocktail.

Drink Pairings

  • Chilled Water with Lemon: Keeps you hydrated and enhances the citrus flavor profile.
  • Iced Tea: A non-alcoholic option that complements the refreshing aspects of the mule.
  • Light Beer: For those who want a different type of alcohol without overpowering the cocktail's flavors.

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What you could change in Raspberry Lemon Mule

  • If you don't have raspberry syrup, you can muddle fresh raspberries with a little sugar instead.
  • For a non-alcoholic version, you can replace the vodka with club soda.

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And of course - twists🍹

Raspberry Mint Mule

  • Add a handful of fresh mint leaves to the ice before pouring the ingredients.
  • The mint will add a refreshing coolness that complements the raspberries and ginger beautifully.

Spicy Raspberry Lemon Mule

  • Muddle a slice of jalapeño with the raspberries at the bottom of the mug before adding the ice.
  • This twist brings the heat for those who want a little fire with their zing.

Raspberry Lemon Mule Mocktail

  • Substitute the vodka with 2 oz of chilled club soda or non-alcoholic ginger beer for a teetotaller's delight.
  • Perfect for when you're going for the taste but keeping it sober as a judge.

In case you forgot basics how to make Raspberry Lemon Mule

Insert the spoon into the glass until it touches the bottom. Keep the back of the spoon against the inside wall of the glass, and stir in a smooth, circular motion. The goal is to swirl the ice and ingredients together without churning or splashing.

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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 Raspberry Lemon Mule

Can I substitute vodka with another type of alcohol?

You could try using gin or tequila for a different flavor profile. Each will bring a unique twist to the cocktail.

What other fruits can I use instead of raspberry?

You could use other berries like strawberries or blackberries. Citrus fruits like grapefruit or lime could also provide a refreshing twist.

Is there any specific type of vodka recommended for this cocktail?

A neutral-flavored vodka is typically used in a Raspberry Lemon Mule, but you could experiment with flavored vodkas for a unique spin.

Is their a non-alcoholic ginger beer available for this drink?

Yes, non-alcoholic ginger beer options are available and can be used for a similar taste without the alcohol.

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