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The Raspberry Moscow Mule is pretty much a mainstay during the summer. Fresh summer raspberries and mint it really takes a regular moscow mule up to the next level. Like to the top of a mountain kind of level. This Game of Thrones inspired cocktail recipe is the perfect way to relax and refresh while watching your favorite show!

two moscow mule mugs with raspberry mules and mint

Game of Thrones Cocktail

Have you been watching Game of Thrones?! I don’t want to give anything away, but ALL THE EMOTIONS!!!! If you haven’t jumped on the bandwagon yet – this is your invitation. Please watch it. And yes, start from the beginning. If you are as obsessed as I am, lets’ totally chat!

This Moscow Mule is dedicated to The Vale. The scenery and landscape of Westerns (and beyond) is gorgeous. I love how each region is so unique. If you aren’t familiar, the Vale is a mountainous region, and this version of a Moscow Mule would be perfect on a nice summer day there.

Especially as the sun was setting over the mountains and your could look out from the Eyrie and see the land stretched out before you. Raspberries that grow at high altitudes tend to be super concentrated in flavor and when combined with sweet mint, make a lovely and refreshing beverage!

Also make sure you make Sansa Stark’s Lemon Cakes and Sun Spear’s Blood Orange Puff Pastry Pinwheels for your Game of Thrones themed treats!

moscow mule with raspberries and mint

How to make a raspberry mule

This mule is so easy to make. For the full set of directions, make sure you scroll down to the recipe card below.

Make the simple syrup with raspberries

  1. In a small pan, combine the sugar and water and simmer just until the sugar dissolves.
  2. Add the raspberries and a simmer for 12 minutes.
  3. Remove from heat and allow to cool for a few minutes before straining the syrup with a fine mesh strainer, using a spoon to get as much juice out as you can.
  4. Place the syrup in an airtight container and store in the fridge for up to 2 weeks.

Make the cocktail

  1. In a frosty copper mug, combine ice, vodka, lime juice, ginger beer, raspberry syrup.
  2. Top with fresh mint leaves.
  3. Enjoy!
raspberry moscow mule in copper cup with mint leaves

 

Secrets to the perfect mule cocktail: how to make raspberry simple syrup

The first is to create a raspberry infused simple syrup. Sure, you could just muddle your raspberries right into your cup – it would totally get the job done. But then you would have raspberry bits floating around for you to chew on, and you would also probably get raspberry seeds stuck in your teeth. And that’s not cool.

I mean, I know I am nerdy. I just created a cocktail based on a fictional land in a book. But we can try to be nerdy and cool at the same time, can’t we? That’s like, my dream – so I’m running with it.

So unless you want raspberry seeds in your teeth, you are going to want to use a fine mesh strainer to strain get all the seeds and left over pulp out of the syrup.

Go ahead and make this ahead of time and store in an air tight container in the fridge for about two weeks.

copper mug with mint leaves and raspberries

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Moscow mules need a good copper mug

The second secret to making this drink awesome is all in the mug.

Yes, you can drink this out of a wine glass, or a juice glass, or whatever you have lying around glass. But to be totally legit, you have GOT to have a copper mug! The copper keeps the drink like super cold. I suggest getting a really high quality copper mug that will last you a while – forget the ones that have nikel or tin plating.

I really like these lovely copper mugs – they are better quality than most you find in stores, and yet cheaper than most of them, too! Also you will want some Bar Keeper’s Friend to keep your mugs looking super shiny and spotless. The copper will patina over time (which is kind of gorgeous, too) so make sure you hand wash and dry them immediately.

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Yield: 4 Servings

The Vale Mule

raspberry moscow mule in copper cup with mint leaves

The Moscow Mule is pretty much a mainstay during the summer. But when you add in fresh summer raspberries and mint it really takes it up to the next level. Like to the top of a mountain kind of level. This Game of Thrones inspired cocktail recipe is the perfect way to relax and refresh while watching your favorite show!

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 22 minutes

Ingredients

Raspberry Simple Syrup

  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 cups fresh raspberries

Vale Mule

  • 1 shot vodka
  • juice 1/2 lime
  • 1/4 cup raspberry syrup
  • 1 ginger beer
  • sprig of mint
  • raspberries for garnish

Instructions

*Raspberry Simple Syrup*

  1. In a small pan, combine the sugar and water.
  2. Bring to a simmer and heat just until the sugar dissolves.
  3. Add the raspberries and a simmer for 12 minutes.
  4. Remove from heat and allow to cool for a few minutes.
  5. Strain the syrup with a fine mesh strainer, using a spoon to get as much juice out as you can.
  6. Place the syrup in an airtight container and store in the fridge for up to 2 weeks.

*Vale Mule*

  1. In a frosty copper mug, combine ice, vodka, lime juice, ginger beer, raspberry syrup and mint leaves
  2. Enjoy!

Notes

The raspbery simply syrup can be stored in ain airtight container in the fridge for up to 2 weeks.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

4

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 392Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 59mgCarbohydrates: 94gFiber: 5gSugar: 81gProtein: 1g

Nutrition information is an estimate and is provided for informational purposes only. For the most accurate information, please calculate using your specific brands and exact measurements.

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Natalie

Wednesday 8th of June 2022

Vodka, raspberry, mint, and Game of Thrones! Well, this combination works for me. Great recipe, thanks!

Andrea

Tuesday 10th of May 2022

This looks more my speed than the Moscow Mule. Thanks for the delicious recipe!

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Courtney

Friday 10th of June 2016

Great for entertaining and love the presentation :D

Megan @ MegUnprocessed

Thursday 9th of June 2016

This looks so refreshing!

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