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Blueberry Basil Moscow Mules

These blueberry basil moscow mules are a summery take on the classic mule! Fruity, fresh, and slightly herby. These will be your new favorite cocktail!

Course Drinks
Prep Time 15 minutes
Servings 1 mule, is easily multiplied
Author Molly | Spices in My DNA


For the blueberry basil simple syrup

  • 1 cup blueberries
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 4-5 large basil leaves

For the mules

  • handful of blueberries
  • 1 basil leaf
  • 1 1/2 ounces vodka
  • 1 ounce freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 1 ounce blueberry basil simple syrup
  • 2-3 ounces ginger beer
  • extra basil leaves for garnish
  • extra blueberries for garnish
  • lime wedges for garnish


  1. Begin by making the simple syrup. Bring water, blueberries, and sugar to a boil and stir until sugar has dissolved. Remove from heat and stir in basil leaves. Let cool completely.

  2. To make the cocktail, add a small handful of blueberries and 1 basil leaf to a glass. Muddle the blueberries and basil until fragrant and juicy. Fill the glass with crushed ice.

  3. Add a handful of ice to a cocktail shaker. Add the vodka, lime juice, and simple syrup and shake for 30 seconds. Pour into the glass and top with the ginger beer. Garnish with a few basil leaves, blueberries, and a lime wedge or two. Enjoy!

Recipe Notes

*Makes enough simple syrup for more than one mule (around 4-5 total)