Cucumber Mule

A cucumber mule served in a rocks glass with a cucumber ribbon.
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This cucumber Moscow mule recipe is light, crisp, and refreshing, with a kick of warmth thanks to spicy ginger beer. Although it's perfect for summer, its complex flavors make it a great option for cooler seasons as well!

  • Author: Alexandra
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 1 cocktail 1x
  • Category: beverages
  • Method: stir


  • 1 1/2 ounces fresh cucumber juice (see recipe for details)
  • 2 1/2 ounces vodka
  • 3/4 ounce freshly-squeezed lime juice
  • 1/4 ounce simple syrup
  • 3-4 ounces ginger beer, to taste
  • ice
  • sliced cucumber and/or lime wedge, for garnish


  1. Peel skin from cucumber and grate flesh using a large-hole grater. Transfer to a piece of cheesecloth and squeeze cucumber juice through cheesecloth into a small glass or container.
  2. Combine 1 1/2 ounces of cucumber juice with vodka, lime juice, and simple syrup in a Moscow mule mug or double rocks glass. Add ice and stir.
  3. Top off with 3-4 ounces ginger beer, to taste, and stir again briefly. Garnish with cucumber slices, a lime wedge, or even a mint sprig. Serve immediately.


  • I typically make this drink with "garden" cucumbers or "slicing" cucumbers (the basic variety found in most grocery stores). One large cucumber should make enough cucumber juice for about 3 cocktails.
  • Cucumber flavored vodka can be used to amplify the flavors in this cocktail, or in place of the cucumber juice for a simplified recipe.
  • To make this as a non-alcoholic drink, substitute the vodka for club soda.

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