Moscow Mule-Mosa

by Erin

Take your Moscow Mule out to brunch by mix it with a mimosa! Everything you love about both in one brunch cocktail.

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Oh mules how much I enjoy you. No not the animal. Well wait they are kind of cute, but what I mean is the beverage more commonly known as the Moscow Mule presented in a copper mug. While it doesn’t need to be served in such an apparatus to be considered a mule (but there are some great stories from a bartender friend of mine whose customers think otherwise), it does keep your beverage cold and it does look pretty. Just make sure they are made with food-safe copper and that the interior is lined with high-grade nickel because copper is a heavy metal that reacts with acidic fluids such as cocktail ingredients. Exhibit A: citrus juice.

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As you can guess by the name, this mule is a cross with a mimosa. With spring maybe finally coming around and Mother’s Day right behind it brunch is on my brain and obviously mimosas are a common brunch cocktail. But no one needs a recipe for a mimosa (champagne, splash of OJ, done) so what if we combined the mimosa with my beloved mule? It’s not that much more complicated and it’s totally perfect for brunch. This mule-mosa is made with orange vodka, freshly squeezed orange juice, ginger beer, and of course champagne. Literally a hybrid and literally delicious.

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These mugs are from Moscow Muled by the way and they pass the safety test. While yes I got mine for free, 15% of their profits are donated to several non-profit organizations so you can have your cocktail and feel good about it at the same time. No they didn’t ask me to tell you that (or dictate anything I said in this post for that matter), I just thought it was cool.

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Serves 1


2 oz. orange flavored vodka (or plain)

Juice from half an orange

2 oz. ginger beer

2 oz. champagne

Orange bitters (optional)


  1. Place ice cubes in a copper mug (or a glass). Pour vodka and orange juice over the ice. Add ginger beer, champagne, and a dash or two of bitters (if using). Stir to combine.
  2. Garnish with an orange slice and serve.

Source: The Spiffy Cookie original

Disclosure: I was provided with complimentary mugs from Moscow Muled. All thoughts and opinions remain my own.

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