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Ginger Apple Moscow Mule

Ginger Apple Moscow Mule
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The following recipe and photography was provided by Christina Musgrave of Tasting with Tina.

How do you make a Moscow Mule taste like Fall? Add apples!

Sounds simple, right? It is! The art of at-home mixology is taking the base cocktail you al-ready love and adding subtle seasonal touches to give it just a hint of special flavor!

Ginger Apple Moscow Mule

The base of a Moscow Mule is vodka, ginger beer and lime. This recipe features this beloved lineup and adds fresh local apple cider from Heinen’s Produce Department, along with store-bought apple butter and freshly grated ginger. These three additional ingredients bring forth all the best flavors of Autumn without being overpowering.

If you’re really looking to get fancy, add a garnish of cinnamon sticks and pomegranate arils for extra visual appeal. The colors will balance beautifully against a classic copper mug.

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

  • This Ginger Apple Moscow Mule is batch-ready in only 5 minutes, making it perfect for larger Fall gatherings. The recipe below serves four people but can easily be doubled to serve more.
  • During the Fall, majority of Heinen’s apple cider is sourced locally! Just one sip and you’ll taste the fresh difference.
  • You can easily make this cocktail non-alcoholic if you wish. Simply use a non-alcoholic spirit or omit alcohol altogether.

Ginger Apple Moscow Mule

Ginger Apple Moscow Mule


  • 6 oz. vodka or alcohol-free vodka
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • 2 cups fresh local apple cider
  • 2 Tbsp. apple butter
  • 1 tsp. fresh ginger, grated
  • 1 can ginger beer
  • Pomegranate arils, for serving
  • Heinen’s cinnamon sticks, for serving


  1. In a pitcher, combine the vodka, lime juice, apple cider, apple butter, ginger and ginger beer.
  2. Stir well, then add ice.
  3. Fill four cocktail glasses with ice. Pour into glasses.
  4. Garnish with pomegranate arils and cinnamon sticks. Serve.

Ginger Apple Moscow Mule

Christina Musgrave

By Christina Musgrave

Christina Musgrave is a recipe developer, food photographer and food writer. She’s always looking forward to her next meal. Her blog, Tasting with Tina, is a celebration of easy yet delicious recipes that help busy families create delicious meals and memories in their homes.

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