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Introducing the London Mule: gin, ginger beer, and lime. Totally refreshing, and totally delicious!

It’s like the original Moscow Mule sophisticated cousin from across the pond. The London Mule is a tangy, satisfying drink that your friends and family are sure to fall in love with. 

It carries the refreshing flavors of gin, the zesty tang of lime, and the spicy zing of ginger beer. Oh, how I love the ginger beer – it isn’t called a gin gin mule for nothing! 

These drinks look amazing, too, once you’ve got them all ready. From the sugar on the rim to the little lime wedge on the glass, it’ll be there, just calling out to be enjoyed!

​Apparently, there are a lot of Mule drink varieties out there. Whether it’s a Mexican Mule, Roman Mule, or even a Kentucky Mule, these drinks are popular all over!

It seems like I may have to try out a few more of these Mule recipes! I really love the variety of versions that people have come up with over the years.

This drink is one that will hit the spot in any summer get-together, I promise you. Bring it to your next family party and you’ll get compliments all around!

Truly, it’s an unforgettable drink that’s perfect for any occasion. And today, I’m sharing my super special (and easy) Sweet London Mule recipe with you. It’s a treat that’s sure to impress!

Some of our other favorite beverage recipes we have on our site include: Vodka Cranberry Recipe (Classic Cape Codder Cocktail), Rum Sour Recipe, and Passion Fruit Gin Fizz.

WHY THIS RECIPE WORKS:

  1. Quick Prep: This simple recipe only takes 5 minutes to whip up. No hassle means no worries and more fun, right?
  2. Unique Flavor Profile: We’re combining the subtle spiciness of ginger beer with the crispness of gin. Truly, these two are a match made in beverage heaven!
  3. Insta-worthy: The sugar-rimmed glass makes it picture-perfect every time! Actually, you should take some pics and share it with us on social media. We’d love to see your creation!

INGREDIENTS NEEDED (SCROLL TO THE BOTTOM OF THIS POST FOR THE FULL RECIPE CARD):

  • Lime wedges
  • Granulated sugar
  • Fresh squeezed lime juice
  • Gin
  • Ginger beer

HOW TO MAKE LONDON MULE:

  1. Take a rocks glass, or glass of your choice and run a lime wedge around the rim. Pour the sugar onto a plate and roll the rim of the glass in the sugar so it sticks.
  2. Carefully add ice to the glass, add half of the lime juice, gin and ginger beer, stir to combine. Repeat with the other glass, garnish with the lime wedge.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT THIS RECIPE:

WHAT IS IN A LONDON MULE?

A London Mule mainly is made up of fresh lime juice, gin, and ginger beer.

It’s a refreshing cocktail that offers a tangy, spicy, and slightly sweet taste.

I like to go a little heavier on the ginger beer, personally. You can find the balance that works best for you!

HOW IS THIS DIFFERENT THAN OTHER MULE COCKTAILS?

Mostly, the difference lies in the choice of alcohol.

While a classic Moscow Mule uses vodka, the London Mule uses gin.

This gives the London Mule a distinct juniper note, thanks to the gin.

ANY ADDITIONS?

Oh, you can add all kinds of things! Try these ones out.

  • Add a sprig of fresh mint for a burst of freshness.
  • Introduce a splash of simple syrup for added sweetness.
  • Use cucumber slices for a crisp twist.
  • Mix in muddled mint for an aromatic touch.
  • Add a few drops of spice extracts for extra kick.
  • Throw in a few juniper berries for an enhanced gin flavor.
  • Experiment with different types of ginger beer for varying levels of spiciness.
  • Stir in some fresh ginger for an added zing.
  • Place a lime wheel on the rim for garnish.
  • Garnish with a mint sprig for an extra aromatic touch.

ANY SUBSTITUTIONS?

While it won’t strictly be a London Mule anymore, these subs will certainly be tasty!

  • Use a ginger ale instead of ginger beer for a milder taste.
  • Swap the gin for vodka for a more traditional Moscow Mule taste.
  • Instead of granulated sugar, use coarse sugar.
  • Use lemon juice instead of lime for a different citrusy vibe.
  • If you don’t have fresh limes, bottled lime juice can work in a pinch.
  • For a non-alcoholic version, simply skip the gin and enjoy a ginger-lime mocktail!

HOW TO STORE:

Refrigerator: If you’ve pre-made the mix, store it in a highball glass or airtight container and consume it within 24 hours.

This will get you the best flavor!

Freezer: Not recommended. Ice will dilute the drink as it melts, and freezing may alter the drink’s taste.

DANA’S TIPS AND TRICKS:

  • Always use premium gin for the best tasting London Mule.
  • A copper mug can be a fun alternative to a rocks glass and keeps your drink cooler for longer!
  • To ensure the sugar sticks well to the rim, make sure the lime wedge you use is juicy.
  • Choose a spicy ginger beer for that extra zesty kick.
  • Don’t have a cocktail shaker? Just give your drink a quick stir in the glass.
  • For a modern classic cocktail vibe, garnish with both a lime wedge and a sprig of mint.

If you’re a gin lover or just looking for a new cocktail to shake up your drink routine, the London Mule is your answer. The blend of tangy lime, aromatic gin, and spicy ginger beer creates a modern classic cocktail that’s hard to resist.

So, the next time you’re in the mood for a delightful and refreshing drink, give my Sweet London Mule version a whirl. Cheers to unforgettable moments and delicious sips!

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5 from 2 votes

London Mule Cocktail Recipe (With Gin & Ginger Beer)

Prep: 5 minutes
Total: 5 minutes
Introducing the London Mule: gin, ginger beer, and lime. Totally refreshing, and totally delicious!
Servings 2 cocktails

Ingredients
  

Instructions

  • Take a rocks glass, or glass of your choice and run a lime wedge around the rim. Pour the sugar onto a plate and roll the rim of the glass in the sugar so it sticks.
    2 lime wedges, 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • Carefully add ice to the glass, add half of the lime juice, gin and ginger beer, stir to combine. Repeat with the other glass, garnish with the lime wedge.
    1 ounce lime juice, 2 ounces gin, 12 ounces ginger beer

Notes

  • Always use premium gin for the best tasting London Mule.
  • A copper mug can be a fun alternative to a rocks glass and keeps your drink cooler for longer!
  • To ensure the sugar sticks well to the rim, make sure the lime wedge you use is juicy.
  • Choose a spicy ginger beer for that extra zesty kick.
  • Don’t have a cocktail shaker? Just give your drink a quick stir in the glass.
  • For a modern classic cocktail vibe, garnish with both a lime wedge and a sprig of mint.

Nutrition

Calories: 229kcal | Carbohydrates: 43g | Protein: 0.2g | Fat: 0.1g | Saturated Fat: 0.01g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.01g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.01g | Sodium: 13mg | Potassium: 38mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 41g | Vitamin A: 16IU | Vitamin C: 9mg | Calcium: 13mg | Iron: 0.5mg
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Course Drinks
Cuisine American

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  1. 5 stars
    Girl, you always make the best drinks. Someday we need to do happy hour together. I love this mule cocktail.

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