Grapefruit Moscow mules are a spicy and refreshing take on the traditional mule, containing fresh grapefruit juice and a little sweetness from simple syrup. Make this recipe for one, or a little extra for a crowd!
1–1/2 ounces vodka
1/2 ounce fresh grapefruit juice (the juice of about 1/4 of a grapefruit)
3/4 ounce lime juice (about 1/2 lime)
1/4 ounce simple syrup
4 ounces ginger beer
Combine vodka, fruit juice, and simple syrup in a cocktail shaker and fill to the top with ice. Shake well, about 30 seconds, and pour into a mule mug or highball glass. Add ginger beer and stir gently to combine. Garnish with grapefruit peel.
You can substitute bottled grapefruit juice here if you’d like. Just give it a taste prior to serving as it may need less simple syrup.