Orange juice is a time-honored cocktail mixer, but it's not just for brunch mimosas and screwdrivers. You can add orange juice to a classic Moscow mule, which is vodka, ginger beer, and lime juice, for a fun twist to any happy hour. The orange Moscow mule is spicy, sweet and easy to drink, and this orange Moscow mule recipe makes two servings so you can whip this refreshing cocktail up for you and a friend in no time.
You can use store-bought orange juice, but if you have time to squeeze your own juice, you can try different varieties of oranges.
You'll need a cocktail shaker; in it, combine four ounces vodka, an equal amount of orange juice, and two tablespoons of lime juice. Stir together and then pour the mixture over ice into two copper mugs (the copper mugs are traditional for a Moscow mule, but any glass will do). Top off with the ginger beer and garnish with orange slices and mint.
Orange Mule Cocktail
- 4 oz vodka
- 4 oz orange juice
- 2 Tbsp lime juice
- 8 oz ginger beer
- orange slices
- In a cocktail shaker combine vodka, orange juice, and lime juice. Stir together and pour into 2 iced glasses. Top with the ginger beer and garnish with orange slices and mint.