Celebrate National Moscow Mule Day With This Low-Sugar Moscow Mule Cocktail

Healthy moscow mule cocktail on countertop
Prep Time
10 min
1 serving

March 3rd marks National Moscow Mule Day! This modern classic is great for ginger beer lovers and is typically made with vodka, lime and ginger beer, plus a little sugar. This That’s the Spirit Moscow Mule recipe shows you a fantastic way to add some fruit and herbal notes, and depending on the spirit preference, even more in-depth flavours that will really elevate this yummy cocktail. Bonus? It’s low in sugar and can be made non-alcoholic simply by omitting the spirit.

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ml gin (or spirit of choice)
leaves sage + 1 for garnish
heaping tsp of blackberry jam
oz lime juice
oz light ginger beer
Blackberries for garnish (optional)



Rest time is 4 hours.

Healthy moscow mule cocktail ingredients
Step 1

In a non-reactive container, pour in spirit of choice (I picked gin to pull out some evergreen botanicals to compliment the sage in the drink). In your palm, gently lay down 3-4 leaves of sage and clap your hands together to release oils. Add sage to gin and cover with lid. Let the mixture sit for about 4 hours or overnight. Agitate once in a while.

Healthy moscow mule cocktail syrup
Step 2

Remove sage leaves from the mixture. This infused spirit is shelf stable for a few months.

Step 3

In a shaker tin or mason jar, add 1 ½ oz sage-infused gin, plus blackberry jam and lime. Shake without ice to break up the jam. Add ice and shake vigorously for 10-15 seconds. Strain into tall glass packed with ice.

Step 4

Top with ginger beer (¾ way to the top). Stir. Garnish with 3 blackberries and a sprig of sage (don’t forget to give it a gentle clap to release the oils!). Enjoy immediately.

Healthy moscow mule cocktail on countertop

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