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Blueberry Moscow Mules

These Blueberry Moscow Mules are gingery, flavorful, refreshing, with the wonderful flavor of of fresh blueberries! Make a batch of homemade blueberry sauce from fresh or frozen blueberries (or use store-bought preserves as a shortcut), and you can concoct these Blueberry Mules in just 2 minutes!

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Moscow mules with blueberries

I often make these blueberry Greek yogurt pancakes with blueberry sauce, and then use the blueberry sauce in all kinds of ways. I drizzle it onto yogurt or whipped cottage cheese bowls, and add it to drinks and cocktails.

That's how these delicious blueberry Moscow mules were born.

Blueberry Moscow Mule in a copper mug

To make these, I take the classic Moscow Mule ingredients: ginger beer, vodka, fresh squeezed lemon or lime juice, and add a few tablespoons of blueberry sauce.

The result is a wonderful combination of fruity, gingery, refreshing drink that's perfect for any time of the year!

To be honest, if you're too lazy to make the blueberry sauce you can simply stir in a tablespoon of blueberry preserves and call it a day. But let's be fancy and make everything from scratch!

Blueberry sauce for blueberry Moscow Mules

The blueberry sauce that is used to add blueberry flavor and sweeten these blueberry Moscow mules only takes a few minutes to make. And the great part is that the sauce can be used for so many other recipes, and keeps well in the fridge for a couple of weeks.

Ready to get started?

Related recipe: Raspberry Mojito

Ingredients

For the blueberry sauce:

  • 1 cup blueberries, fresh or frozen
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 1-2 tablespoons sugar, or to taste

Blueberry sauce tips: You might not need any sugar if you have really sweet blueberries. If you have frozen or wild blueberries you might need to add more sugar. Allow the syrup to cool a bit, taste it, and see if you need to add more sugar.

For the blueberry Moscow mules:

(This makes 2 drinks)

  • 1-2 cups ice
  • 1 cup ginger beer (8oz) 
  • ¼ cup blueberry sauce (4 tablespoons), or to taste
  • 1-2 tablespoons fresh lemon or lime juice, to taste
  • 2 shots vodka (3 oz or 6 tablespoons, or to taste) 
  • Optional garnish: lime or lemon wedge or slice, or fresh mint or basil leaves

Related recipe: Mulberry Mojitos

Equipment

Related recipe: Vanilla Bourbon Peach Fizz

Instructions

Step 1: Make the blueberry syrup: Combine all the blueberry sauce ingredients in a small saucepan, stir, and cook over medium heat stirring frequently for about 15 minutes, or until the mixture turns syrupy. Remove from heat and allow to cool. Optional: use an immersion blender to puree until smooth, but I like the blueberry pieces in my drink so I leave it as-is.

Blueberry sauce in a pan

Step 2: Fill two copper mugs with ice. To each mug, add ½ cup ginger beer, 2 tablespoons blueberry sauce, ½-1 tablespoon lemon or lime juice, 1 shot vodka. Stir well, garnish with lemon, lime, or mint or basil leaves. Enjoy your blueberry Moscow mules!

Blueberry Moscow Mule Cocktail with garnish

Related recipe: Coconut Mojitos

What to make with leftover blueberry sauce

This recipe makes about ½ cup of blueberry sauce, but two Moscow mules only need about ¼ cup. That leaves you with some blueberry sauce to make another batch of mules, or you can drizzle it on:

The blueberry sauce keeps well in the fridge for about 2 weeks, so you'll definitely find a way to use it up! In fact, I recommend doubling the recipe so you have extra blueberry goodness on hand!

stack of blueberry oat greek yogurt pancakes

Recipe tips and shortcuts

→ As mentioned above, you can use store-bought blueberry preserves to make these Moscow mules. That will add sweetness and blueberry flavor. The only thing lacking will be bragging rights for making it from scratch.

→ Make the sauce in advance and keep it in the fridge, so you can make this drink in a minute whenever you feel like it.

→ If you can't find ginger beer, you can stir some honey ginger syrup into seltzer or sparkling water. Ginger beer can usually be found in the soda aisle of large grocery stores, or in liquor stores. 

→ If you're not sure if you like strong drinks, start with ½ shot of vodka at first, then stir in more if needed.

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Blueberry Moscow Mule in a copper mug
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Blueberry Moscow Mules

Fruity, gingery, refreshing, and delicious! These Blueberry Moscow Mules are the perfect drink any time of the year. Made with fresh or frozen blueberries!
Prep Time5 mins
Total Time5 mins
Course: Drink
Cuisine: American
Diet: Vegetarian
Servings: 2
Author: Kate

Ingredients

For the blueberry sauce:
  • 1 cup blueberries - fresh or frozen
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 1-2 tablespoons sugar - or to taste
For the blueberry Moscow mules:
  • 1-2 cups ice
  • 1 cup ginger beer - (8oz)
  • ¼ cup blueberry sauce - (4 tablespoons), or to taste
  • 1-2 tablespoons fresh lemon or lime juice - to taste
  • 2 shots vodka - (3 oz or 6 tablespoons, or to taste)
  • Optional garnish: fresh lemon or lime - or fresh mint or basil leaves

Special equipment

Instructions

  • Make the blueberry syrup: Combine all the blueberry sauce ingredients in a small saucepan, stir, and cook over medium heat stirring frequently for about 15 minutes, or until the mixture turns syrupy. Remove from heat and allow to cool.
    Optional: use an immersion blender to puree until smooth, but I like the blueberry pieces in my drink so I leave it as-is.
    Blueberry sauce in a pan
  • Fill two copper mugs with ice. To each mug, add ½ cup ginger beer, 2 tablespoons blueberry sauce, ½-1 tablespoon lemon or lime juice, 1 shot vodka. Stir well, garnish with lemon, lime, or mint or basil leaves. Enjoy your blueberry Moscow mules!

Notes

Blueberry sauce tips:
  1. You might not need any sugar if you have really sweet blueberries. If you have frozen or wild blueberries you might need to add more sugar. Allow the syrup to cool a bit.
  2. Use leftover blueberry sauce on pancakes, crepes, ice cream, cottage cheese, yogurt. Stir it into overnight oats, smoothies, or make blueberry mojitos with it.
  3. The sauce keeps well in the fridge for a couple of weeks, so you can double the sauce recipe if you want.
Shortcuts:
  • Use store-bought blueberry preserves instead of homemade sauce.
  • Make the blueberry sauce in advance and have it ready in the fridge.
Taste tips: I always start with a little less vodka and lemon juice, then add more to taste.

Nutrition

Calories: 196kcal (10%) | Carbohydrates: 24g (8%) | Protein: 1g (2%) | Fat: 0.3g | Saturated Fat: 0.02g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.04g | Sodium: 16mg (1%) | Potassium: 59mg (2%) | Fiber: 2g (8%) | Sugar: 21g (23%) | Vitamin A: 40IU (1%) | Vitamin C: 7mg (8%) | Calcium: 12mg (1%) | Iron: 0.4mg (2%)

The nutritional information displayed is an estimate and not to be used as dietary or nutritional advice. Consult a nutritionist or dietician for nutritional info based on the exact ingredients you use.

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