Bubbly, refreshing and light ginger beer cocktail! This Pineapple Rum Moscow Mule is the easiest rum drink you need to make year-round. And only four ingredients!
The heat of ginger combined with the warming spices of the fall, spiced rum and tart pineapple-lime. Is there anything better? A Moscow Mule is a year-round go-to cocktail, but mixing this one up with some spiced rum!
Making this Moscow Mule variation is simple and ends with a really flavorful spiced mule cocktail. Add pineapple juice and substitute rum for the typical vodka. Then mix it with the typical Moscow Mule ingredients: lime juice and ginger beer. Make sure to add a cinnamon stick in your mug to add more warmth and depth to the drink!
There's something about a cocktail that has warm fall spices that just makes me pretend I'm sitting in front of a fireplace curled up in a blanket. Of course.. I live in Los Angeles and that's not really what my Fall situation looks like! So instead of sipping on hot drinks like a hot cocoa in front of my non-existent fireplace, I make cold traditional drinks with my twist of fall-spices, like this pineapple rum Moscow Mule. It's the perfect balance for my warm-weathered friends!
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Highlights of this Recipe
This recipe is:
- 3 Ingredients
- No Equipment
- No Simple Syrup
What’s a Moscow Mule
A classic Moscow Mule has vodka, lime juice and ginger beer. This Moscow Mule variation uses rum to substitute for the vodka and adds pineapple juice to accentuate the spices in the rum.
For a Caribbean Mule, use Caribbean Rum!
Ingredients & Substitutions
- Rum. Use your favorite spiced rum.
- Ginger Beer. Bubbly, zingy and spicy! Don’t substitute for Ginger Ale as that is too sweet.
- Fresh Lime Juice. This Rum Moscow mule drink doesn’t have many ingredients - I suggest going with freshly squeezed lime juice on this one!
- Pineapple Juice. Use store bought pineapple juice (not from concentrate), or make your own pineapple juice. Blend ½ whole pineapple (cut into large chunks) with ¼ cup water until smooth. Strain into a pitcher or airtight container.
TIP! A great thing about this mixed drink is that the ginger beer is sweet enough to not need syrup. If you DO need something sweeter, add .5 OZ of agave syrup or simple syrup.
What Kind of Rum To Use
Spiced rum is a rum that has been flavored with something, let it be fruits, botanicals or spices. Typical flavors are: banana, pineapple, orange, cinnamon, ginger, star anise.
Using any kind of moderately priced spiced rum is great for this cocktail recipe. Good Housekeeping highly recommends: the Salford Spiced Rum, Diablesse Clementine Spiced Caribbean Rum, Ableforth's Rumbullion, Black Tears Spiced Rum or Kraken Black Spiced Rum.
Although we like to simplify clear spirits as being un-aged (think gins and vodkas) and dark spirits as aged (think bourbon and whiskey), it’s not that simple with rum. Aged spirits pick up the darker color from being aged in a barrel - picking up color and flavor at the same time. This is what makes darker spirits easier to sip on straight.
For a non-alcoholic substitute, try Ritual's Spiced Rum alternative. It tastes really similar to spiced rum and offers an alcohol-free option. It's great for serving to kids too!
STEP ONE: Squeeze fresh limes.
STEP TWO: Add fresh lime juice, pineapple juice and spiced rum to a copper mug filled with ice cubes.
STEP THREE: Top with ginger beer and serve immediately!
For this Moscow mule recipe, you don’t need any equipment. That’s the beauty of an easy cocktail like this one!
Why do you serve a mule in a copper mug?
A Moscow mule is often served in a tall copper mug. Is it required? Nope. You can use any highball glass, mug, or regular kitchen glass cup.
If you have the option though, a Moscow mule mug definitely has its perks. A copper mug keeps the ginger beer cocktail colder and more fun! They’re very much worth the price!
Here are the same straight and tall Moscow Mule mugs that I used!
Frequently Asked Questions
This Mule calls for spiced rum to accentuate the pineapple. However, you can use white rum or even dark rum as a substitute!
Technically, you should use a cocktail shaker for any drink combining liquor with fruit juice, sugar, or anything similar. Then you’d top off the drink with that spicy ginger beer. However, most commonly Moscow mules are not often shaken so no need!
More Mule Cocktails
Spiced Pineapple Rum Moscow Mule
- 2 OZ Spiced Rum
- 2 OZ Pineapple Juice Use store bought pineapple juice (not from concentrate, or make your own pineapple juice. Blend ½ whole pineapple (cut into large chunks) with ¼ cup water until smooth. Strain into a pitcher or airtight container.
- 1 OZ Fresh Lime Juice about 1 lime
- 6 OZ Ginger Beer
- Pour rum, pineapple juice, fresh lime juice and ginger beer into a cup or copper mug filled with ice.
- Garnish with a lime wedge, lime wheel, pineapple wedge or pineapple leaves and serve immediately.