Moscow Mule and health

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Moscow Mule low Alcohol drink

The Moscow Mule is simple: vodka, lime, ginger beer. Generally speaking Moscow Mule is a low alcohol cocktail compared with other vodka cocktail like Blood Mary or Long island iced tea. Ginger beer is nowadays considered as non-alcoholic drink or contenting less than 0.5% alcoholic component. So the main source of alcohol is vodka. But a traditional recipe of Moscow Mule only suggests 1.5 to 2 ounces of vodka, that only makes up 25% of all ingredients that compose this refreshing cocktail. At the same time crashed ice cubes will dilute the cocktail gradually. Moscow_Mule_and_ginger_and_lime

So all in all the actual alcohol content of a Moscow Mule depends on types of vodka and ginger beer, you choose for it and the volume of the copper mugs you have.

Bloody Mary


Moscow Mule


Long Island Iced Tea





Copper Mug

Highball glass

Highball glass

4.5 cl (3 parts) Vodka
9 cl (6 parts) Tomato juice
1.5 cl (1 part) Lemon juice

4.5cl (3 parts) vodka
0.5cl (1 part) lime juice
12cl (24 parts) ginger beer

1.5 cl Tequila
1.5 cl Vodka
1.5 cl White rum
1.5 cl Triple sec
1.5 cl Gin
2.5 cl Lemon juice
3.0 cl Gomme Syrup
1 dash of Cola

5 cl (1 part) vodka
10 cl (2 parts) orange juice

Moscow Mule a low calories drink

While vodka is the main ingredient of Moscow Mule and also the major contributor to calories we take when drink this famous cocktail. The energy brought by 1.5 oz vodka is about 100 calories. It is about 3 times we have from another important ingredient of it, the ginger beer. But all these add up are about 140 calories. So there is reason to take Moscow Mule as a low calorie drink.It has no significant impact on your daily amounts of energy in taking, even if you were on a diet period.

  • 1.5 fl oz of Vodka 96 calories,
  • 3 fl oz of ginger beer 36 calories
  • 1/4 fl oz of lime juice 2 calories ,

Resulting in a grand total of 134 calories in a standard Moscow Mule measuring approximately. The number of calories may vary slightly depending on the brand of vodka and ginger beer that you use for your Moscow Mule.

For any person who is very sensitive to this swapping from ginger beer to Diet ginger ale, not ald ginger ale, can dramatically decrease that number to less 100. The cost is a slight damage of the refreshment of your Mule due to the lack of ginger component at some point. That brings you an even more health Skinny Moscow Mule. You can still use these main base ingredients to form something with the original accent flavors and experiences a lighter version of your favorite cocktail. That will still satisfy you as a fan of Moscow Mule, no problem!

Skinny Ginger Mule Recipe

  • 1.5 ounce Vodka
  • 4 ounces Zevia Ginger Ale (no calories, Stevia sweetened)
  • Juice from 1/2 Lime
  • Some Cubes
  • Fresh Mint

Is Moscow Mule Gluten Free?

Moscow_Mule_gluten_free_! Gluten is a protein component found in wheat, rye, and barley. For those who have Celiac Disease gluten is bad for offering no nutritional and causing abdominal pain and negative effects. Any Celiac Disease person or gluten sensitive ones should avoid gluten at all time. They should avoid many types of alcohol, which are not gluten-free. That is why we need gluten-free food and drink.

As a well known drink Moscow Mule is famous for its gingery kickness and refreshing lime flavor. Ginger, sugar, lime juice, water, and ginger beer plant compose a typical Ginger beer. These composites are totally gluten free.

Nonetheless, things become a little different when it comes to Vodka. Some new Vodka are made of gluten-free plant such as potato, are completely gluten-free. While some traditional ones from Barley, Wheat, and Rye,which contents gluten originally, are also sold as gluten-free drink on the market. Why, because the distillation process during Vodka making are believed to have the ability to eliminate enough harmful gluten from Vodka. So Vodka is categorized as gluten-free by NIH and recommended as a safe alcoholic drink for people who suffering Celiac Disease. But for people who are very sensitive to gluten cross-contaminationmay have severe gluten symptoms against any form of alcohol that distilled from gluten sources. You need to choose from one of this gluten-free vodka list for your guests in that situation.



As a low calories, low alcohol and gluten-free cocktail, Moscow Mule is definitely the first choice for my summer party. It requires minimal ingredients and is so easy to make. Your guests will have no problem with this wonder splash you present. And don’t forget to serve it with a necessary copper Moscow Mule mugs.


  1. Katy Meyers 06/08/2015 at pm2:29 - Reply

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  2. Jeffrey 08/06/2015 at am8:59 - Reply


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