Pumpkin spice moscow mule is made with whiskey bourbon, ginger beer and lemon for a deliciously easy fall cocktail recipe!
Moscow mules are one of my favorite drink recipes and not just because they’re served in those cool copper mugs.
I think it’s the ginger beer. It just really sings to me.
These moscow mules are not just your average vodka-ginger beer-lime -mule recipe.
No, no, no my friends. Since we’re going absolutely pumpkin crazy these days, I had to do it…
Pumpkin spice moscow mule
Oh yeahhhh…it’s like fall in a glass with a hint of sass.
(P.S. I totally didn’t mean to rhyme there).
What’s in pumpkin spice moscow mules?
- Whiskey Bourbon
- Pumpkin Butter (recipe here)
- Fresh Squeezed Lemon Juice
- Ginger Beer
Almost like a whiskey infused pumpkin pie???…oh, heck yes.
I’m a whiskey lover, so that makes me a tad biased here, but god damn these babies are goooodd.
The bourbon has a slight vanilla-caramel flavor with a delicious smokiness making it the perfect fall cocktail for sipping by the fire.
Traditionally moscow mules are made with vodka, ginger beer and lime, but we’re using whiskey with a hint of pumpkin butter and fresh lemon juice to really make it pop.
Fun fact: A moscow mule using whiskey instead of vodka is known as a kentucky moscow mule.
Does a moscow mule have to be served in a copper cup?
Of course not.
The reason for using the copper mugs in a moscow mule is mainly for keeping the drink ice cold.
Even though the mugs are super cute, you do not need them in order to make a moscow mule. Simply serve in a glass over ice.
But, if you want to invest in some quality moscow mule mugs, here’s a set of four for under $8/mug :).
For some more Fall cocktails with bourbon try:
Pumpkin Spice Moscow Mule
- 2 oz Whiskey
- 2 tbsp Pumpkin Butter see recipe notes
- 1 tbsp Lemon Juice
- 6 oz Ginger Beer
- Dash of Cinnamon
- Lemon wedges for garnish
- Cinnamon Sticks for garnish
- Place whiskey, pumpkin butter and lemon juice in a cocktail shaker. Shake until combined.
- Pour over ice-filled copper mug or regular cocktail glass. Top with ginger beer and a sprinkle of cinnamon. Garnish with lemon wedge and cinnamon stick if desired.