Needing a low-carb cocktail that's delicious? This Keto Moscow Mule is the perfect drink. Add it to your holiday menu, or just enjoy it at the end of a long, hard day. Made with three simple ingredients!
Raise your hand if you're thinking a nice cold drink sounds lovely right about now! I know I am, and it's recipes like this keto Moscow mule recipe that make my tastebuds super happy. I'm no bartender, but I can assure you that anyone can easily make this inexpensive cocktail in just a few short minutes.
I've made this for myself and my friends - and even had it as a popular drink at a holiday party or two. Everyone loves the flavor and taste, and I love showing off my mixing skills! All that you need are some cool mugs to serve it in - and you're set.
Speaking of simple cocktail recipes, don't forget to check out my other Keto Cocktails! I have recipes for a bunch including: Keto Mojito, Keto Pina Colada, Vodka Cranberry Spritzer, and Malibu Bay Breeze. Having good low carb drink recipes is something that we all need!
Fresh lime juice - You can use fresh lime juice, bottled lime juice, or both.
Ginger ale - Pick up your favorite brand! You can use sugar-free ginger beer or ginger ale. You want one with a strong ginger flavor. There are several other varieties such as Zevia Ginger Beer and Gosling’s Diet Ginger Beer. Some have a spicier flavor than others. Some people like to add different flavors and add ginger beer to their fancy copper Moscow mule mug. You can easily use a diet ginger beer of your choice to do this.
Vodka - Use your favorite type of vodka!
How to make a Keto Moscow Mule
Did I mention that this low carb keto cocktail is fast and simple? Get ready - it's one of the best for a reason. It is very easy to make a keto version of this.
Step One: Mix all the ingredients in your favorite cocktail glass or copper mug.
You can literally pour everything right into your glass. No cocktail shaker is needed.
I like to add the vodka first, followed by the ginger ale.
Step Two: Stir and add your favorite garnish. Lime slices and fresh cranberries are a great option!
Add fruit puree - An easy way to keep this keto and change the flavor is to add strawberry, raspberry, blueberry, or blackberry puree. Just blend the berries and then strain them.
Change up the garnish - Fresh raspberries would also be a great berry to add to the drink. Raspberry Moscow mules are pretty popular for a reason.
Add sweetener - If you want to put in an additional sugar substitute, you can. Just know that if you use regular sugar it will change up this keto-friendly Moscow mule and also make it different than a traditional Moscow mule recipe. It'll also change up the carbs in the drink.
Should I add fresh mint leaves to my Moscow mule recipe?
Mint is great to add to the drink mixture! This is an easy, no-frills addition that doesn't add any extra calories or carbohydrates. That's a win!
Can I make this cocktail in advance?
Since this recipe is so simple and fast to make, there isn't really any reason to prep it ahead of time. I suggest making it right before you plan on drinking it, and not any sooner than that.
Also, make sure that you serve this Moscow mule recipe over ice. It's meant to be served cold, and pouring the simple ingredients needed over ice ensures that it's served perfectly every time.
If you do happen to make the mixture together ahead of time, be sure to give it a good stir before serving it. You also don't want to store it with ice cubes, but rather pour the mixture over the top of the ice cubes right before you plan on serving it.
Do you have to drink a Moscow mule from a copper mug?
You don't have to do anything you don't want to do! Using tall glasses are also fine, and that means you'll get a bigger drink. Copper mugs are common for this drink, but they're not necessary.
They're festive looking and a key indicator to tell others what you're drinking. They're also great for keeping the drink nice and cold as well.
Is a Moscow mule a common cocktail?
I would say that it is. The reason for this is that it's a simple one. The ingredients to make it aren't hard to keep on hand, and the flavor is really nice and mild.
Some people may want to make their sweeter by adding in more sugar and things like that, but most times, it's served just the way the recipe card is written below. (However, you can easily change it up and make it your own, too!)
- ½ oz fresh lime juice
- 10 oz diet ginger ale or ginger beer ***
- 2 oz vodka
- Combine ingredients in a glass or copper mug with ice.
- Garnish with lime slices or whole cranberries.