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Front view of two non-alcoholic moscow mule mocktails in copper mugs with fresh mint and lime slices

Moscow Mule Mocktail

  • Author: Emily Dixon, Sweets & Thank You
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: 1 drink 1x
  • Diet: Gluten Free


This ginger beer mocktail is made with fresh, vibrant flavors you’ll love. It’s sweet, spicy, and so refreshing–the perfect party drink! 



For The Mint Simple Syrup:

  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup fresh mint leaves

For The Moscow Mule Mocktail:

  • Ice cubes
  • 1/21 oz. (12 Tablespooons) mint simple syrup
  • 1 oz. (2 Tablespoons) fresh lime juice
  • 6 oz. (3/4 cup) ginger beer
  • 2 oz. (1/4 cup) club soda or sparkling water

Optional Garnishes:

  • Lime slices, lime wheels, or lime wedges
  • Mint leaves
  • Slices of fresh ginger


Start With The Mint Simple Syrup:

  1. Combine sugar and water in a saucepan. Stir over medium heat until the sugar dissolves, then turn off the heat and add fresh mint leaves.
  2. Steep the mint for at least 30 minutes up to 2 hours, then cool to room temperature.
  3. Strain the syrup through a fine mesh sieve and store in a glass jar.
  4. Mint syrup will keep several weeks in the fridge and can be made in advance.

Then, Make The Mocktail:

  1. Fill a copper mug (or glass) with ice.
  2. Pour in simple syrup, lime juice, and ginger beer. Top off the cup with sparkling water.
  3. Garnish with lime slices, fresh leaves or a fresh mint sprig, and more!


For more mint flavor, muddle a few mint leaves at the bottom of the mug before pouring in the rest of the ingredients!

Variations To Try:

  • Cranberry Moscow Mule Mocktail. Use 2 oz (1/4 cup) cranberry juice blend and 4 oz (1/2 cup) ginger beer. Or, use a cranberry-pomegranate juice blend and use pomegranate arils!
  • Orange Moscow Mule Mocktail. Use 2 oz (1/4 cup) orange juice and 4 oz. (1/2 cup) ginger beer. Garnish with orange slices.
  • Pineapple Moscow Mule Mocktail. Use 2 oz. (1/4 cup) of pineapple juice and 4 oz. (1/2 cup) ginger beer. 
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 35 minutes
  • Category: Drink
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: moscow mule mocktail, virgin moscow mule, non-alcoholic moscow mule, ginger beer mocktail

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