Cucumber Moscow Mule

A light and fresh cocktail with warm notes of ginger - perfect for summer but with just enough spiciness to be appropriate for cooler seasons as well.

  • Yield: 1 cocktail 1x


  • ice
  • 2 1/2 ounces vodka
  • 1 1/2 ounces fresh cucumber juice*
  • 3/4 ounce freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 1/4 ounce simple syrup**
  • thin cucumber slice, for garnish
  • 3 ounces ginger beer


  1. Add ice to a cocktail shaker along with vodka, cucumber juice, lime juice, and simple syrup. Shake well.
  2. Strain mixture into a highball glass (a lowball will work too but will end up pretty full) filled with ice and garnished with a cucumber twist. Top off with ginger beer and mix in.


**To make fresh cucumber juice, skin a cucumber and grate flesh. Use a cheesecloth to squeeze and strain juices from grated cucumber.

***To make simple syrup, stir together 8 ounces (1 cup) water with 7 ounces (1 cup) granulated sugar in a saucepan set over medium heat. Heat, stirring occasionally, just until the sugar has dissolved into the water. Store in a jar or other airtight container in the refrigerator. This will make enough for several drinks.