Zingy and refreshing, this Watermelon Mint Moscow Mule is sure to cool you off in the summer heat!
Let me tell you, I had fun recipe testing this for you this past weekend! Moscow mules are one of my favorite cocktails. They’re so refreshing yet tangy and sour– a real treat for the tongue! I first made these a couple weeks ago for Mother’s Day — only without the mint. They were good, but I knew they needed a little extra oomph. Insert fresh mint.
Today’s another Recipe Redux day! I was happy to see this month’s theme:
Cocktails and Mocktails for May Celebrations
Showers and celebrations with friends abound this time of year. Show us your healthy, colorful drink concoctions for festivities like bridal showers and graduation celebrations.
My recipe for a Watermelon Mint Moscow Mule is so easy– I even made you a video!
We have a bar area in our apartment with a mini fridge, and I always keep it stocked with ginger beer (non-alcoholic, I get it from Kroger) and a bottle of lime juice. I’d rather use pre-made lime juice than bother squeezing a bunch of limes (but you could do that too if you wanted fresh-squeezed!).
So pretty! You’ll definitely impress guests at your next party or get-together. Watermelon has started showing up at the grocery stores– so it’s easy to get a whole melon for about $4! You’ll need 2-3 cubes of watermelon per drink and a couple extra for the garnish.
I hope you have as much fun as I did making this drink! Here’s the recipe for Watermelon Moscow Mule:
Watermelon Mint Moscow Mule
- 2-3 chunks fresh watermelon, seedless
- 2-3 fresh mint leaves
- 1 1/2 oz vodka
- 1 oz lime juice
- 1 cup ice cubes
- 1/2 cup ginger beer
- watermelon, mint, lime wedges for garnish
Muddle the watermelon and mint in a cocktail shaker. Add the vodka and lime juice, and 1/2 cup of ice cubes. Place the lid on the shaker and shake vigorously for 10 seconds.
Place half a cup of ice cubes in a copper mug. Strain the mixture into the mug. Top with the ginger beer and garnish with more watermelon, mint and a lime wedge.
Hi! I’m Emily, Registered Dietitian Nutritionist and self-taught intuitive chef. I firmly believe that cooking is the simplest and most important step we can take to improve our minds and bodies and build healthier communities. Join me and let’s bring food back to the kitchen!