MosKale Mule — A Refreshing Vegan Cocktail

You’ve heard of a Moscow Mule but how about a MosKale Mule? It’s a mash-up of the classic, gingery cocktail and one of the healthiest veggies on the planet—kale! The kale juice in this drink turns the vegan cocktail a gorgeous shade of green. Skip the typical copper mug, and use a clear glass to show off your MosKale Mule’s vibrant green color. It’s a beauty!
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MosKale Mule Vegan Drink With Koskenkorrva Vodka-1
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Not only is this cocktail a stunner, but it also comes with an added nutritional boost from the kale. Kale is high in vitamins C and K, plus iron, calcium, and antioxidants. It’s a powerhouse of health.

One of the best parts is that you can easily make this special green juice cocktail at home. Ready for Happy Hour at home? Let’s go!

MosKale Mule Ingredients

The MosKale mule cocktail recipe has just a few simple ingredient, and very simple prep. First you’ll prepare a simple green juice with fresh raw kale leaves and cucumber. Then you’ll make a classic moscow mule. And finally, you’ll add a splash of green juice to your cocktail and watch the magical green transformation!

To make this cocktail you’ll need:

  • Ice
  • Ginger Beer
  • Lime Juice
  • Vodka—we used Koskenkorva
  • Kale Juice (or raw kale and cucumber to juice yourself)

How to Serve Up Your MosKale Mule

You can certainly drink the MosKale Mule any way you’d like, but here are a few of our favorite tips for serving this beautiful kale cocktail:

  • Get fancy with it – Have special cocktail glassware? Show off the vegan cocktail’s jewel tone by serving it in your favorite glass. For a bit of fun, you can also try different shapes of ice cubes. Add a kale leaf garnish and a wedge of lime to mirror the ingredients in the drink.
  • Pair it with a scrumptious snack – A cocktail is always great with a snack or appetizer. For easy but highly addictive snacks, try the Simply Sweet Roasted Chickpeas, Crispy Air Fryer Potato Wedges, or Roasted Beetroot Hummus. To stay on the kale train, make Cheezy Kale Chips.
  • Sip it after dinner – Ginger is great for digestion, so why not try this drink after a meal?
  • Swap the juice – Not a fan of kale juice? Swap it for another fresh veggie or fruit juice. Any juice will taste delicious with the combo of Koskenkorva Vodka and ginger beer. Apple, beet, carrot, celery juice—the options are endless!
Vegan Drinks and Cocktails Green Moskale Mule

How to Make a MosKale Mule

First, you’ll need to wash your kale and cucumber. Take the leaves off of the kale stems, and cut a one-inch piece of cucumber. Next it’s time to juice them. A juicer separates vegetable or fruit juice from the pulp, which makes the liquid nice and smooth. In a juicer, feed the kale leaves and cucumber through the machine to make the juice.

Next, fill a glass with ice. Then pour in the ginger beer and Koskenkorva Vodka. Also squeeze in a tablespoon of lime juice. You can use a citrus squeezer or press, or you can simply use your hands to squeeze half a lime. Last, stir that baby up! Use a spoon or a cocktail stirrer to mix it together.

You’ll have leftover kale and cucumber juice. That means more MosKale Mules for you! You can also drink the leftover juice on its own as a green juice shot. Either way, it’s a win-win. If you want to make extra kale cocktails, double or triple the recipe.

Equipment You’ll Need

You only need a few kitchen tools to make this kale-infused Moscow Mule. Here is what you’ll need:

  • juicer
  • cocktail glass
  • measuring cup
  • measuring spoon
  • lime juice squeezer or press (optional)
  • cocktail stirrer (optional)
Kale Juice in a Moscow Mule Drink Recipe

Fun Facts about Moscow Mule Drinks

  • The classic Moscow Mule did not come from Russia. Can you believe it? It was invented in Hollywood in 1941 at a bar called the Cock ‘n Bull. Another Hollywood creation!
  • People started calling it a Moscow Mule, probably because vodka came from Russia.
  • Some people say that a bartender named Wes Price first mixed up the drink. He may have been cleaning out the bar’s basement and found extra cases of vodka and too much ginger beer. So it’s said that he put the two ingredients together, and the rest is history!

MosKale Mule FAQs

Can I make a MosKale Mule without alcohol?
You can easily make a virgin cocktail without any alcohol. Simply leave out the vodka, and you’ll have a tasty and refreshing gingery green soda. Yum!

Can vegans drink alcohol?
Yes, they can! Vegans can drink alcohol as long as animal products are not used to make it. Hard liquors are almost always vegan if they don’t include cream or honey. Alcoholic beer and wine are not always vegan, though, so be sure to check the brand.

This MosKale Mule recipe is vegan because it uses zero animal products, and Koskenkorva Vodka is vegan, too.

Is all vodka vegan?

Plain vodka is almost always vegan by default. We don’t know of any examples of pure vodka that isn’t vegan—but flavored vodkas can occasionally contain, cream, honey, or other animal derivatives. Koskenkorva Vodka is fully vegan.

What is ginger beer?
Ginger beer is a non-alcoholic, carbonated drink that is bottled. It’s made with ginger, water, and fermented sugar. The beverage’s strong, spicy ginger flavor is delicious as a soda or in a cocktail like the MosKale Mule.

Can I make this without a juicer?
While we do recommend using a juicer for an easy-to-make smooth juice, it’s possible to use a high-speed blender instead. Add the kale leaves, cucumber, lime juice, and vodka to the blender and blend until smooth. Pour the liquid through a fine-mesh strainer to leave the pulp out of your cocktail. Then add the ginger beer to finish.

Vegan Drink MosKale Mule with Kale Juice and Ginger Beer

More Refreshing Vegan Drinks You’ll Want to Try

Thirsty for more sip-able vegan cocktails or refreshing booze-free beverages? Here are a few of our favorites:

Check out our Vegan Alcohol Guide to learn everything about vegan alcohol brands, cocktails, and even fun and festive recipes!

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MosKale Mule — A Refreshing Vegan Cocktail

Author: Michelle Cehn | World of Vegan
5 from 5 votes
This MosKale Mule is a gorgeous green spin on the classic refreshing Moscow Mule. This drink is a win for anyone who loves a cocktail and appreciates health. Adding kale juice to this cocktail gives you a dose of antioxidants and nutrition while barely impacting the flavor of the drink.
MosKale Mule Vegan Drink With Koskenkorva Vodka and Ginger Beer
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 1 drink

Ingredients

Kale & Cucumber Juice:

  • 3 large kale leaves
  • 1 inch small cucumber

MosKale Mule Cocktail

  • ice
  • 6 ounces ginger beer
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • 2 ounces vodka, we use Koskenkorva
  • 1 splash kale and cucumber juice

Instructions

  • In a juicer, juice 3 large leaves of kale. Then add 1 inch of a small cucumber, which will help push down any remaining kale leaves and juice. Set this nutritious kale-cucumber juice aside.
  • Fill a cocktail glass with ice. Add ginger beer, lime juice, vodka, and a splash of the kale-cucumber juice mixture. Stir to mix.

Notes

  • Just a small splash of the cucumber-kale juice will create a beautiful green colored cocktail without imparting a green juice flavor into your cocktail. Feel free to add more if you enjoy the green juice flavor or wish to bump up the nutrition content of your drink.
  • If you add a lot of kale juice to your drink, it will turn a darker, swampier green color. This can be fun for Halloween, but may be less desirable for other occasions.
  • Serve with a shot of your remaining green juice, or reserve any leftover green juice for additional MosKale mule drinks.

Nutrition

Calories: 253kcal | Carbohydrates: 24g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 0.3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.2g | Sodium: 103mg | Potassium: 618mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 17g | Vitamin A: 17092IU | Vitamin C: 164mg | Calcium: 442mg | Iron: 3mg
Course — Drinks
Cuisine — Russian
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Recipe and food photography by Michelle Cehn. Article by Nicole Bixler. Content copyright of World of Vegan™, all rights reserved.

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5 comments
  1. 5 stars
    this cocktail looks so good!!

  2. 5 stars
    I love the idea of this special cocktail! What a great way to add nutrition to a tasty drink. Wow!

  3. Beatriz Buono-Core says:

    5 stars
    This drink is the perfect mix, healthy but indulgent 🙂 Love it!

  4. 5 stars
    Love this drink! So good!

  5. 5 stars
    So beautiful and refreshing!

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