moscow mule in copper cup and jar of bee inspired honey

Bee Inspired Moscow Mule

The Honey Moscow Mule is made of just a few ingredients: vodka, lime juice, and spicy ginger beer, and a dollop of honey. We replaced sugar with honey because that's what we do. Our Bee Inspired Honey offers some amazing flavor and a bit of sweetness, which adds depth to this fun cocktail. We used our Spring Honey which has a sweet, sunny, floral flavor profile. We encourage you to experiment with different varietal honey (like blueberry, blackberry, wildflower, or whatever your heart desires).

On the wagon? You can easily remove vodka from this mixer to make a perfectly satisfying non-alcoholic drink suitable for anyone at any age! Serve this refreshing signature drink at your next card game or barbecue, this one is a winner.

How to Make a Moscow Mule

You will need a handful of ingredients: vodka, lime juice, ginger beer, our honey, limes, fresh ginger, lavender, and mint

adding ice to moscow mule to copper mug from cocktail shaker
Filling a cocktail shaker with ice
  • Fill a cocktail shaker with ice
adding lime to copper cocktail shaker for moscow mule recipe
  • Pour in vodka, lime juice, and honey syrup
  • Shake vigorously then strain into a Moscow Mule mug with fresh ice
adding moscow mule to copper mug from cocktail shaker
  • Top with Ginger Beer.
adding gingerbeer to copper mug for moscow mule recipe
  • Garnish with a lime and fresh lavender and mint
close up of copper mugs for Moscow mule and ginger recipe

Do you know what Ginger Beer is?

Ginger beer is non-alcoholic and it is definitely not the same as ginger ale. I have to admit that is what I assumed. Ginger beer is brewed and fermented, think of it as a spicy gingery soft drink that is not of boozy nature.

Garnish your mule with a wedge of lime and sprigs of fresh lavender and mint. If you feel like adding to the flavor, muddle the mint leaves and lavender flower buds into the cocktail for a truly refreshing cocktail.

two copper mugs and a jar of honey sit on a wooden table

Why do we use a copper mug?

The Moscow Mule was born in 1941, and its origins are somewhat murky. According to an article from 2007, in the Wall Street Journal by Eric Felton, (shared by our friends at the Cock ‘n’ Bull’s head bartender Wes Price laid claim to the recipe.

Apparently, at a later time, a bartender in LA ordered far too much ginger beer for his bar and had difficulty selling it. This same bartender's girlfriend owned a company that made copper products, so the copper Moscow Mule mugs were relatively easy to come by for him.

If you don’t have a copper mug, any beautiful highball glass you have will suffice. We happened to have two different styles of copper mugs for our shoot. Don't they look like a perfect hot summer day drink?

two copper mugs and a jar of honey sit on a table

Play with your Honey Moscow Mule Recipe

It wouldn't be a Bee Inspired recipe if we didn't challenge those ingredients a bit, so in our take, you guessed it, we've added honey and made it a little more interesting.

  • Try lemon juice in place of the lime juice
  • Garnish with fresh-picked mint from the garden
  • Top with fresh ginger slices