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German-Style Moscow Mules

Make, Life & StoriesAshleigh RaddatzComment

While visiting Elyse in Dresden a couple of weeks ago, we decided to put her new copper mugs (a birthday present from her husband) to good use by mixing up a few Moscow Mules. But, instead of the usual Vodka, Ginger Beer, and Lime recipe, we thought it would be cool to try something different! So, we concocted a German-Style Moscow Mule of our very own. The end result was delicious!!

We are calling this a German-Style Moscow Mule because in Germany, Elderflower (called Holunder in German) is used quite a bit. They use it to make syrups, teas, soft drinks, cough drops, marmalade and cocktails among other things. The flavor of Elderflower is unique and hard to describe, but we are sure many of you will like it.

In America you can buy Elderflower products such as the syrup online or at some specialty drink or food stores.

The Recipe

  • Mint
  • Lime
  • 1 ounce Elderflower Syrup (more or less to taste)
  • Ice
  • 2 ounces Vodka
  • 5 ounces Ginger Beer 

The Details


Muddle some mint in your glass or mug


Squeeze in the juice of a half of a lime


Add in 2 ounces of vodka


And half of an ounce to one ounce Elderflower Syrup


Pour in 5 ounces of Ginger Beer (you can buy Ginger Beer with or without alcohol) 


Toss in a couple of ice cubes, give it a stir and garnish with a slice of lime and a sprig of mint


And enjoy the refreshing yumminess! 

Have you invented any cocktail recipes yourself? How have they turned out?

xo, Ash