I absolutely LOVE this keto Moscow mule, because it’s the most fun and festive of low carb alcoholic drinks! The light, fizzy texture is incredibly refreshing, and those Moscow mule mugs are just plain cool!
This Moscow mule recipe makes the perfect refreshment for those hot summer months. I’ve got tons of low carb recipes, and this is by far one of my favorite keto cocktails of all time!! The keto Moscow mule is made with low carb liquor, so it’s one of those versatile keto drinks that leaves plenty of room for tweaking. But this particular recipe is light, playful and just plain old delicious!
Come on and check it out!
How to Make a Keto Moscow Mule
One of the best things about the keto Moscow mule is that it’s a great stand-alone cocktail, but it also pairs well with many different types of foods. What I’m getting at, is there’s never really a bad time to enjoy one of these keto alcohol drinks!
Another really fun fact involves the copper mug this drink is traditionally served in. It’s more than just a novelty item. Copper actually conducts temperature very well, and it has a very subtle flavor when you touch it to your lips. It helps keep your keto Moscow mule cold and enhances the crisp, clean flavor!
Of course, it’s also great served out of a glass if you don’t have those fancy mugs laying around.
Many people wonder, is beer keto friendly? And the answer will depend on numerous factors, such as brands and your individual meal plan requirements. However, ginger beer is it’s own thing — made from ginger, syrup and yeast, it’s a non-alcoholic drink which can be purchased in diet form. Diet ginger beer can be hard to find, I’ve had the best luck finding zevia ginger beer at Whole Foods.
Or, use a Moscow mule ginger beer substitute, such as diet ginger ale! It’ll be a little less spicy, but will taste just as fabulous if you stick to the ratios recommended below.
Substituting ginger ale for ginger beer in this Moscow mule recipe is a pretty common variation. The difference is that ginger beer is brewed and fermented, usually without alcohol. The fermentation process produces a bit of a stronger, spicier ginger flavor. Not only is diet ginger ale easier to find, and it’s typically sweeter. It’s also more carbonated than ginger beer for a sweeter, bubbly kick! But both will make an awesome cocktail.
So, grab the items on your low carb shopping list and let’s make a cocktail!
- Add vodka, lime juice and ginger beer to a Moscow mule mug or glass.
- Stir gently and add ice.
- Garnish with lime wedges and enjoy!
Low Carb Alcohol Variations + Mix Ins
Here are a few ways to modify this classic to your taste:
- Low carb fruits make the perfect keto sweeteners in this keto Moscow mule. Muddling fruit in your low carb alcohol is an easy and delicious way to give it a playful twist!
- Kick up the spiciness with some jalapenos! This is a great way to add some spice back into your keto moscow mule if you’re using ginger ale instead of ginger beer.
- Make a Kentucky Mule by swapping the vodka for bourbon.
- Or a Mexican Mule with (you guessed it) tequila instead of vodka.
Even More Low Carb Alcoholic Drinks
Low carb beer and low carb wine are fantastic, but sometimes its nice to enjoy other low carb cocktails. Here are some low carb alcoholic drinks and keto cocktails you may enjoy:
- Low Carb Margarita
- Keto Mojito
- Keto Old Fashioned
- Keto White Russian
- Low Carb Whiskey Sour
- Low Carb Martini
- Keto Martini
- Skinny Margarita
- Keto Eggnog
- Low Carb Mulled Wine
Keto Moscow Mule Recipe
There’s really no bad time to enjoy a keto Moscow mule. This whimsical drink is super simple and totally de-lish! Plus, who doesn’t get excited about drinking out of a copper mug?!
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This is one of those incredible low carb drinks that you have to try for yourself! Mix one up and let me know what you think in the comments below! Cheers, and hope you enjoy!
Keto Moscow Mule
- 1 1/2 Ounces Vodka
- 1/2 Ounce Lime Juice
- 1/2 Cup Diet Ginger Beer or ginger ale
- Ice Cubes
- 1 Lime Wedge for garnish
- Add vodka, lime juice and ginger beer to a moscow mule mug, or glass and gently stir.
- Add ice to cup, garnish with lime wedges, and enjoy!