Moscow Mule

Limoncello and Lavender Moscow Mule

January 3, 2018 (Last Updated: April 4, 2018)
Limoncello and Lavender Moscow Mule on a wood table with a bottle of limoncello in the background. There is a sliced lemon on the table and a stirring spoon.

Oh, what a fun drink this is! We are deep in the middle of our Moscow Mule series and changing it up with some interesting flavors, Limoncello and lavender. One of the really neat things about these flavors is that you can make the individual components to go along with it! Limoncello and lavender go excellently together and when combined in this classic cocktail, really makes for a great drink! Take a chance on this Limoncello and Lavender Moscow Mule and make one tonight. Go straight to the recipe.

Lavender Infused Vodka

While talking about different recipes we might make for this series, my wife mentioned that she had some homemade lavender extract in the fridge. Ashley also has been known to blog on occasion and I finally get to link to one of her posts. If you want to make the lavender extract, click here to get the recipe.

The extract we are using is the DIY version and really is just a lavender infused vodka.  You may need to change your recipe depending on the formula of the lavender extract you are using. So, our recipe includes vodka and lavender. I suspect the extract you may buy at your local store may not be the same, but look at the ingredients. You are going to have to use your best judgment to get the appropriate levels of taste and alcohol. I am relying on the extract to add to the taste and ABV of the cocktail.

Limoncello

Interestingly enough, we also have some homemade limoncello brewing, as well. Unfortunately, it is not ready to be used in our Limoncello and Lavender Moscow Mule as it was not started with this series in mind. We just wanted some limoncello. Fear not, faithful reader, as your local adult beverage store should have plenty of options for really great limoncello. Incidentally, limoncello also has vodka as the base alcohol. Sugar, water, and lemons are added and then aged to make the spirit.

holding a finished Limoncello and Lavender Moscow Mule in hands

Limoncello and Lavender Moscow Mule Recipe

Really, the cocktail is very similar to the original Mule. We are removing the vodka and then adding the flavors we want, which happen to have a base spirit of vodka along with the flavors we love. So, enjoy this new take on the classic Moscow Mule.

completed Limoncello and Lavender Moscow Mule on table

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Limoncello and Lavender Moscow Mule on a wood table with a bottle of limoncello in the background. There is a sliced lemon on the table and a stirring spoon.

Limoncello and Lavender Moscow Mule

  • Author: Ben Myhre
  • Prep Time: 1 Minute
  • Cook Time: 4 Minutes
  • Total Time: 5 Minutes
  • Yield: 1 Drink
  • Category: Cocktails
  • Method: Mixing
  • Cuisine: American

Description

Lemon and lavender come together in this flavor combination to make an excellent Moscow Mule. The Limoncello and Lavender Moscow Mule really is a great cocktail and an interesting take on the classic Mule cocktail.


Ingredients

  • 1 copper mug
  • Ice cubes
  • 1.5 ounces limoncello
  • 1 ounce homemade lavender extract (see notes)
  • Ginger beer
  • 1 lemon slice, for garnish

Instructions

  1. Fill copper mug with ice cubes
  2. Add limoncello and lavender extract
  3. Fill mug with ginger beer
  4. Stir
  5. Garnish with lemon slice and serve

Notes

We are using the homemade lavender extract linked to here that only has vodka and fresh lavender. What you use may impact the drink and you may need to adjust accordingly.

Nutrition

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    30 Comments

  • Reply
    Suzy Karadsheh
    January 3, 2018 at 11:36 am

    I love that you added lavender here! I’ll bet this is one awesome drink!

    • Reply
      Ben
      January 3, 2018 at 12:55 pm

      It tastes pretty nummy!

  • Reply
    Emily
    January 3, 2018 at 11:46 am

    I love the sound of lavender limoncello, this looks wonderful!

    • Reply
      Ben
      January 3, 2018 at 12:54 pm

      I think it was my wife’s favorite! I loved it, but I like the classic.

  • Reply
    Marie - Not Enough Cinnamon
    January 3, 2018 at 12:09 pm

    I’m a limoncello fan and this flavor combo sounds awesome. Definitely a cocktail I’d love to try!

    • Reply
      Ben
      January 3, 2018 at 12:55 pm

      Limoncello is a good spirit, isn’t it?

  • Reply
    Amy @ Little Dairy on the Prairie
    January 3, 2018 at 1:00 pm

    Moscow mules always look so good! I have a lot of friends who would love to try this out!

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    Edyta at Innocent Delight
    January 3, 2018 at 1:28 pm

    Nice idea for a Moscow Mule. I need to try this recipe soon.

  • Reply
    Nancy Buchanan
    January 3, 2018 at 7:46 pm

    I love lavender and lemon – brilliant combination for a Moscow Mule ! Definitely putting this on my must make cocktail list!!

  • Reply
    Jeff the Chef
    January 3, 2018 at 10:02 pm

    I just got some lavender extract as a gift, and I had no idea what to do with it.

  • Reply
    Paige
    January 4, 2018 at 9:26 am

    Lavender and honey is like peanut butter and jelly…you just can’t go wrong.

    Sounds really refreshing!

    • Reply
      Ben
      January 4, 2018 at 10:51 am

      So tasty!

  • Reply
    Jenni LeBaron
    January 4, 2018 at 2:54 pm

    This is it. Day 4 of Dry January and I officially feel super jealous that I can’t drink this for another 27 days. I love both lavender and lemon so this is my jam!

  • Reply
    Kushi
    January 4, 2018 at 5:44 pm

    Very flavorful combo. Loving it.

  • Reply
    Helene
    January 5, 2018 at 7:19 am

    ok I need to make lavender extract!! No idea why I hadn’t thought of this before. I should have told my mum to get my some from south France, the lavender there is different. They even make lavender honey. Limoncello and lavender must be pairing so well in your drink, I would love a cup full!

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      Ben
      January 6, 2018 at 9:53 am

      ooo… I am a beekeeper. I am going to have to think about that. Or is it honey from lavender fields?
      My bees are on an organic apple orchard, but there is lot’s of clover around the orchard, as well.

  • Reply
    Karyl | Karyl's Kulinary Krusade
    January 5, 2018 at 9:16 am

    I love Moscow Mules, but have never thought to make them with Limoncello. What a great, refreshing twist

  • Reply
    Veena Azmanov
    January 5, 2018 at 2:38 pm

    Oh I haven’t had a good moscow mule in ages now that I am off alcohol for a while. I love limoncello so this would be my treat. Saving for later.

  • Reply
    Myra
    January 5, 2018 at 11:17 pm

    Yum! This sounds like my kind of cocktail!

    • Reply
      Ben
      January 6, 2018 at 9:52 am

      Awesome! It’s as good a time as any to make one.

  • Reply
    Sharon Glascoe
    January 6, 2018 at 10:23 am

    Lemon and lavender go together so wonderfully. And thanks for the tips on making our own lavender extract too.

  • Reply
    Marisa Franca @ All Our Way
    January 6, 2018 at 2:30 pm

    Oh Boy!! I bet that mule has some kick!! We’ve made limoncello before but I don’t remember having a drink with lavendar in it. Very interesting. I’d love to have some right now. Perhaps it would warm me — it’s so cold outside!! I’ll have to pin this and give it a go.

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    Ashley @ Big Flavors from a Tiny Kitchen
    January 6, 2018 at 4:36 pm

    This sounds like SUCH an awesome cocktail! Love the mix of lavender and lemon – I bet those bright flavors make you feel like spring is on the way!

  • Reply
    Julie
    January 7, 2018 at 2:51 pm

    This sounds like such an awesome flavor combination! I love the lemon-lavender combination in desserts…I bet it is amazing as a drink, too.

    • Reply
      Ben
      January 7, 2018 at 2:56 pm

      We really like this combination and it makes an excellent cocktail!

  • Reply
    Cleo @ Journey to the Garden
    January 7, 2018 at 8:15 pm

    Oh wow, this recipe has everything I love …….. limoncello, lavender, ginger beer …… I cannot wait to try it. What a fantastic creation! 6 stars!

    • Reply
      Ben
      January 8, 2018 at 7:06 am

      Thanks, Cleo!

  • Reply
    Tatiana
    January 7, 2018 at 10:05 pm

    I love your creations, Ben! Always wanted to know, why Moscow mule is actually called after Moscow? I am from Russia but not aware of it 🤗

    • Reply
      Ben
      January 8, 2018 at 7:09 am

      Did you see the post on the creation? The name of the cocktail was made by American marketers at a time when Vodka was not popular in the US. Vodka is associated with Russia and Moscow would just help connect those dots.

  • Reply
    Erica @ The Crumby Kitchen
    January 8, 2018 at 4:32 pm

    This sounds like a fabulous twist on a mule! Limoncello is delicious, and I bet with ginger beer it’s even better!

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