Add some delicious zing and zest to the classic cocktail with this Limoncello and Lavender Moscow Mule. The contents of that copper cup never tasted so good!
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.
Lavender Infused Vodka
Here is a recipe for Lavender Extract.
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.
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.
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.
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Limoncello and Lavender Moscow Mule
- Prep Time: 1 Minute
- Cook Time: 4 Minutes
- Total Time: 5 Minutes
- Yield: 1 Drink 1x
- Category: Cocktails
- Method: Mixing
- Cuisine: American
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.
- 1 copper mug
- Ice cubes
- 1 ⅕ ounces limoncello
- 1 ounce homemade lavender extract (see notes)
- Ginger beer
- 1 lemon slice, for garnish
- Fill copper mug with ice cubes
- Add limoncello and lavender extract
- Fill mug with ginger beer
- Garnish with lemon slice and serve
- 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.
Keywords: Lavender Moscow Mule
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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!
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.
Karyl | Karyl's Kulinary Krusade
I love Moscow Mules, but have never thought to make them with Limoncello. What a great, refreshing twist
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.
Yum! This sounds like my kind of cocktail!
Awesome! It's as good a time as any to make one.
Lemon and lavender go together so wonderfully. And thanks for the tips on making our own lavender extract too.
Marisa Franca @ All Our Way
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.
Ashley @ Big Flavors from a Tiny Kitchen
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!
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.
We really like this combination and it makes an excellent cocktail!
Cleo @ Journey to the Garden
Oh wow, this recipe has everything I love ........ limoncello, lavender, ginger beer ...... I cannot wait to try it. What a fantastic creation! 6 stars!
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 ?
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.