Friendship Goals & Moscow Mules

moscow mule with Absolut Elyx

Get your copper mugs ready for this delicious Moscow Mule cocktail elevated with grapefruit and rosemary. Here is how to make a moscow mule with a twist.

How to Make a Moscow Mule

If you’ve ever had a Moscow mule not in a copper mug, you probably noticed a difference. Copper makes it better. So you could imagine my surprise when I found out that Absolut Elyx is the world’s first single estate copper crafted luxury vodka. Absolut Elyx vodka goes through a unique copper catalyzation process, which makes it so silky smooth and perfect for a Moscow mule.

This post was written in partnership with Absolut Elyx vodka, and it is delicious. But you can use any vodka to make your Moscow Mule.

How to make a rosemary and grapefruit moscow mule

Moscow mules have gotten so popular recently, that now there are variations on the classic recipe all over the place. I love the addition of rosemary and grapefruit garnish. Something about this color combo and the rosemary’s resemblance to pine makes me think of it as a perfect winter cocktail. Don’t you think?

The hint of rosemary also works incredibly well with the ginger beer. By the way, I opted for Diet ginger beer, to save on some calories! A juicy red grapefruit is also such a tasty addition and compliments the Absolut Elyx vodka so well.

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How to make a rosemary and grapefruit moscow mule


How to Make a Moscow Mule with Grapefruit and Rosemary


  • 2 oz of Absolut Elyx vodka
  • 1 oz freshly squeezed ruby red grapefruit  juice (that’s about 1/4 of a grapefruit)
  • 3 oz of chilled ginger beer (or diet ginger beer)
  • 1 sprig fresh rosemary


how to make moscow mulesDirections

Fill a copper mug with ice, or use your fancy large ice cube like I did. Add the Absolut Elyx vodka, grapefruit  juice and top with ginger beer. Stir, and add the sprig of rosemary and a wedge of grapefruit for garnish.

Why does a Moscow Mule have to be in a copper cup?

The short answer is that it does not. However, the copper mug does help to keep your cocktail cold and it is said that cold copper may intensify the fizziness of the carbonation of the ginger beer in Moscow mules, thus enhancing the  flavors of the cocktail.


  • Reply Brooke Pianalto March 28, 2018 at 10:39 AM

    These cups are gorgeous!! Where did you get them?

  • Reply Jennifer Corter December 21, 2017 at 12:46 PM

    I’ve never actually had a Moscow Mule, but I’ve been wanting to try it!

  • Reply Nita Okoye December 20, 2017 at 7:21 AM

    This is such a great post! I totally agree with making time for the big occasions, we don’t have to always be there but we should try to always show IP when it’s really important.

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