Apple Moscow Mule (Normandy Mule)

Many people know and love the now infamous Moscow Mule, but we decided to make a variation on the original which we call a Normandy Mule. The history of the Moscow Mule is rather interesting which essentially was a ploy to sell ginger beer and vodka, neither of which were popular at the time (1941). While Moscow Mules are very tasty, they can have quite a kick because of the ginger beer (which is why many think the name mule was added since mules are known kick). We had a hard time actually finding ginger beer in the stores, but we did find lots of Apple beer. We thought that we would give this a try and boy are we glad we did! The recipe for a Moscow mule is simply vodka and ginger beer with lime. We replaced the ginger beer with Apple beer and the vodka with green apple flavored vodka. We decided to call it a Normandy Mule because this part of France is known for its apple orchards. 

Here is the recipe:

  • 1.5 oz green apple vodka
  • Two lime wedges
  • Apple beer
  • Apple slice for garnish

To make simple fill a copper mug 1/3 with ice and then add the vodka and then top off with the Apple beer. Squeeze one lime wedge into the drink and simply add the other to the mixture but do not squeeze. Garnish with the apple slice and lime slice of desired. Enjoy!


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