Moscow Mule Mocktail


In this Moscow Mule mocktail, the slightly spicy flavor of ginger is balanced with fresh lime juice for a tart and refreshing drink. If you can't find ginger syrup in stores, you can easily make your own.

Moscow Mule Mocktail
Photo: Antonis Achilleos
Active Time:
5 mins
Total Time:
5 mins


  • 2 cups nonalcoholic ginger beer

  • ½ cup fresh lime juice

  • 1 tablespoon ginger syrup (see Tip)

  • Lime wedges and/or crystallized ginger for garnish


  1. Combine ginger beer, lime juice and ginger syrup in a small pitcher; stir until the syrup dissolves. Divide evenly between 2 ice-filled glasses. Garnish with lime wedges and/or crystallized ginger, if desired.


Find ginger syrup with other cocktail ingredients or make homemade ginger syrup: Combine ½ cup water, ½ cup granulated sugar and 3 tablespoons chopped fresh ginger in a small saucepan. Bring to a simmer over medium-high heat; simmer, stirring occasionally, until the sugar is dissolved, about 5 minutes. Remove from heat; let stand for 30 minutes. Pour through a fine-mesh strainer into an airtight container (discard solids). Refrigerate for up to 2 weeks.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

73 Calories
20g Carbs
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 2
Serving Size 1 cocktail
Calories 73
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 20g 7%
Total Sugars 16g
Vitamin A 30IU 1%
Sodium 4mg 0%
Potassium 71mg 2%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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