Cheers to Fall: Apple Cider Moscow Mule

 Fall is my favorite season and now that’s officially here, it calls for a cocktail in celebration!

Apple Cider Moscow Mules are perfectly refreshing this time of year, when it’s still too warm outside to sip hot apple cider. This apple version of a Moscow Mule makes for a delicious fall twist that celebrates autumn with some seasonal flavor, when you’re craving hayrides and cider!

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If you’re not familiar with a Moscow Mule, it’s traditionally made with vodka, spicy ginger beer and lime juice. Despite its name, Ginger Beer is not a beer and has no alcohol, but adds a zippy ginger flavor that’s more robust than ginger ale, pairing perfectly with apple cider. I used an apple vodka for this cocktail for some additional apple flavor that I had left over from mixing up some apple sangria a few years ago.

The copper Moscow Mule mug keeps your cocktail nice and frosty and is essential when the heat and humidity are in the sweltering range. You can find them just about everywhere these days (I found mine at Target) just make sure they’re lined with stainless steel that won’t react to the acid in the lime or fruit juice.

Apple Cider Moscow Mule

This is the type of cocktail that I don’t usually measure, mixing to taste.

Fill copper mugs with ice, to each mug add:

 2 oz. apple vodka

Add equal parts apple cider and ginger beer to top off. Add a squeeze of lime, stirring to combine. Garnish and serve with a cinnamon stick and apple slice.

Mix, drink, repeat. . . which I might have done this weekend when my sister was in town for a visit ;)

It goes without saying that you can alter the ingredients to your taste or what’s in your liquor cabinet. Use regular vodka if you don’t have apple-flavored vodka or substitute a hard cider. For a refreshing mocktail, eliminate the vodka and mix the cider with ginger beer and lime or substitute a nonalcoholic sparkling cider if you prefer.

If you’re looking for an easy seasonal cocktail for a crowd or tailgating, mix up a pitcher of Apple Cider Sangria, as easy to mix as it is to drink!

Join me on the porch for an Apple Cider Moscow Mule and DIY Fall Arrangement with Apples and Sunflowers.

Cheers to Fall!

Thank you for your visit, sharing with:

Between Naps on the Porch,
StoneGableConfessions of a Plate Addict, Worthing Court, Cedar Hill Farmhouse

  20 comments for “Cheers to Fall: Apple Cider Moscow Mule

  1. Rita C.
    September 24, 2018 at 7:50 am

    That looks so good!

  2. September 24, 2018 at 7:55 am

    Does look so refreshing!! Thank goodness we have cooler/less humid weather. Therefore, this would be good around our outdoor fire!! Thank you for sharing!! Cheers to Fall and y’all!! 🍁🌾🍂

  3. September 24, 2018 at 8:20 am

    Cheers to you, Mary, and I’ll drink to that! I’ll bet you and your sister had a fun visit, and enjoyed laughing and talking in between sips of your apple cider moscow mule.

  4. September 24, 2018 at 8:33 am

    This sounds yummy Mary! The cocktails look so cute served on the tree slice board! Cheers to Fall!
    🍁 Jenna

  5. Bonbongirl
    September 24, 2018 at 8:36 am

    This post has me “falling” to make this drink!😉 Thanks for sharing and enjoy all that Autumn has to offer.🍂🍁 PS. I love how you used the round piece of wood as a tray, however, did you apply something for protection from spills?

    • September 24, 2018 at 8:43 am

      Hi Bonbongirl, it’s a tree slice charger that I use for tablescaping that came with a wax finish on it. I hope you enjoy this refreshing fall cocktail as much as we did! 🍁🍂🍎

  6. Kim EKim
    September 24, 2018 at 9:25 am

    Mary, thanks for the recipe. Will definately make these this weekend. Kim

  7. Mary Jane
    September 24, 2018 at 9:27 am

    It looks delicious. I love all of your post. I would like to know where you got the pretty napkins.

    • September 24, 2018 at 10:29 am

      Thanks Mary Jane, The plaid napkins came from Pier 1 last year :)

  8. Cyndi Raines
    September 24, 2018 at 9:35 am

    The copper mugs are so pretty and frosty keeping that drink super cold. Love copper and the wooden charger looks great as a fall or anytime serving tray. Can’t wait for some good cider and a fresh donut at the cider mill. 🍂🍊 Happy Fall! 🍂🍊

  9. Elizabeth
    September 24, 2018 at 9:54 am

    Thanks for the recipe. It’s sounds perfect for our warm fall temperatures! Love the plaid hand towel! Did you purchase it recently ?

    • September 24, 2018 at 10:29 am

      Hi Elizabeth, The plaid napkins came from Pier 1 last year :)

  10. JanetB
    September 24, 2018 at 10:03 am

    Yum, sounds delicious. Too early for cocktails right now, but maybe this afternoon.

  11. September 24, 2018 at 12:03 pm

    I think you have found the perfect antidote to these hot temperatures. Looks so refreshing. Happy Fall Mary. Looking forward to your Fall posts.

  12. September 24, 2018 at 3:02 pm

    Mary, that looks so refreshing for hot autumn days. We are getting rain today and it is forecasted for the next several days, and then cooler weather!

  13. September 24, 2018 at 3:45 pm

    These sound fabulous—perfect for porch sipping —and goes great with your ‘apple’ themes. Will definitely try!

  14. September 24, 2018 at 6:07 pm

    Sounds very refreshing! I’ll join you in toasting fall Mary:@)

  15. Kari
    September 25, 2018 at 9:48 am

    I am keeping this recipe Mary….and it is perfect for our hot Florida weather right now. I bought my copper mule cups a couple years ago at Sam’s Club….and I love to bring them out for a Fall table. In fact, you have inspired me to start a new tablescape with them today! Have a great week.

  16. Melanie Ward, editor
    September 25, 2018 at 3:42 pm

    Mary, I am with Mississippi Magazine, and I am wondering if you would allow us to print one or two of your images of the Dutch Ann Brand tart shells that you used in a recipe? Please contact me to discuss. Thank you! You have a wonderful blog!

  17. September 25, 2018 at 9:53 pm

    TFS! I got my day lilies in the mail already! Looking forward to trying a mule.

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