Peach Basil Moscow Mule

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A traditional Moscow Mule cocktail is given a summer twist with peach vodka, fresh basil and lemon juice for a super refreshing drink!

Peach Basil Moscow Mule

I took one sip of this cocktail creation on 4th of July, then looked at my friend and said, “ok these are dangerous. Dangerously good!”

If you follow me on Instagram, you probably saw the “cheers-ing” of copper mugs on my balcony with red & blue straws to kick off the holiday weekend.

If you were wondering what was inside and thinking that is was probably just a traditional Moscow Mule, then you would be wrong, this is the Moscow Mule, summer-ized!

Peach Vodka Moscow Mules

I took the traditional cocktail (vodka + ginger beer + lime juice) and gave it a refreshing summer twist with peach vodka, fresh basil and lemon juice!

Fun fact of the day, the Moscow Mule was originally created with lemon juice instead of lime juice!

Peach Basil Moscow Mule

Needless to say this drink became the signature cocktail of 4th of July and might just become my signature cocktail of the entire Summer of 2014!

Peach Basil Moscow Mule Ingredients

Peach Basil Moscow Mule Ingredients

  • 8 oz peach vodka
  • 24 oz ginger beer
  • 1 large lemon (quartered)
  • ¼ cup fresh basil

Peach Basil Moscow Mule Instructions

Fill four glasses with ice. Preferably Copper Mugs, but any cocktail glass will work!

Add 2 oz vodka and 6 oz ginger beer to each glass. Squeeze one quarter of a lemon into each glass, then add a couple pieces of fresh basil.

Peach Basil Moscow Mule Recipe

Stir all of the ingredients together.

Peach Vodka Moscow Mule

Voila, summer deliciousness in a glass!

We actually had to run to the store to pick up more ginger beer on 4th of July because I started making them by the pitcher.

Needless to say, they were a huge hit!

Peach Basil Moscow Mule

And did you know that Oprah loves Moscow Mules? That’s right, her and bestie Gayle King drank them while camping in Yosemite!  If it’s good enough for Oprah, it’s good enough for me!

And I bet you that Oprah would really love my “summer-ized” recipe, maybe I’ll tweet it to her! 😉

Peach Basil Moscow Mule

Copper mugs with moscow mules with fresh basil and lemon wedges
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Peach Basil Moscow Mule

For a refreshing variation on a classic Moscow Mule cocktail, try this Peach Basil Moscow Mule recipe featuring peach vodka, fresh basil & lemon juice!

Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 4 (8 oz) cocktails
Calories 195 kcal
Author Whitney Bond


  • 8 oz peach vodka
  • 24 oz ginger beer
  • 4 oz lemon juice fresh squeezed
  • ¼ cup fresh basil


  1. Fill four glasses with ice. Preferably copper cups, but any cocktail glass will work.

  2. Add 2 oz vodka, 6 oz ginger beer & 1 oz lemon juice to each glass.

  3. Add a couple leaves of fresh basil to each glass.

  4. Stir all of the ingredients together, then serve.

Recipe Notes

  • Virgin Moscow Mule: to make a non-alcoholic version of this drink, substitute peach juice for the peach vodka. Most ginger beer is non-alcoholic, but always check the labels to be sure.
  • Pitcher of Mules: to make this recipe into a pitcher, double all of the ingredients and add them to a pitcher that holds at least 72 ounces. Refrigerate the pitcher of mules until ready to serve. Do not add ice to the pitcher or it will water down the Moscow Mules. Add the ice to the copper mugs or glasses before serving.