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 

Prep Time: 5 minutes | Cook Time: 0 minutes



  • 4 oz vodka
  • 4 oz orange juice
  • 2 Tbsp lime juice
  • 8 oz ginger beer
  • orange slices
  • mint


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.


You can squeeze your own orange juice for a refreshing punch of flavors. It should be about 2 oranges, depending on their size. Serve these cocktails in copper mugs or any glass.

Perfect Pairing

Serve this Orange Mule Cocktail with Baked Pickle Chips.

Nutrition Facts
Orange Mule Cocktail
Amount Per Serving
Calories 239 Calories from Fat 2
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0.2g 0%
Saturated Fat 0.02g 0%
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.04g
Monounsaturated Fat 0.04g
Sodium 3mg 0%
Potassium 250mg 7%
Total Carbohydrates 27g 9%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Sugars 23g
Protein 1g 2%
Vitamin A 5%
Vitamin C 112%
Calcium 3%
Iron 1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.