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This Ginger Apple Moscow Mule is a delicious autumn twist on the classic Moscow Mule. Vodka mixed with fresh lime juice, apple cider, sweet apple butter, fresh ginger, and topped off with ginger beer. For just a touch of sweetness and a little bit of bubbly! It’s both spicy and warming, perfect for cozy autumn nights and upcoming holidays too.

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Happy Saturday! Hope you guys are having a great weekend so far. Crazy we are only one week away from Halloween!! Today’s drink isn’t the spookiest, but I’ve been too excited to share this Mule with you guys. It’s the perfect fall cocktail.

If you need a good spooky drink, here are all my favorites, all in one place. Take your pick!

But for those of you looking for something with a gingery, apple kick, this is your drink. It’s easy, refreshing, spicy, and warming all at the same time – and it’s delicious.

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Here’s the story.

I had plans to share another Halloween cocktail today, but this Mule just excited me way too much. It was one of those last-minute, eleventh-hour decisions that often end up happening. And I couldn’t be happier I switched gears.

I just kind of felt like we might need this spicy-sweet Mule this weekend. And potentially every other weekend to follow from now through Thanksgiving. This is such a perfect fall cocktail. To quote my older brother, Brendan, “wow, this is actually really good. Delicious, I’m very into this”. Granted Bren will happily drink any cocktail you put in front of him. But he’s always an honest critic, and I love him even more for it. He’ll tell me the good, the bad, and the ugly. The same goes for my sister-in-law, Lynds. The two of them are currently in town for a couple of days and I love having them here.

They always tell it like it is. And the verdict on this Mule was good…very, very, GOOD.

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Here are the details.

Grab some vodka, limes, apple cider, apple butter, and fresh ginger. Shake it all up to infuse everything with that spicy ginger. Strain into your favorite Mule mug and top off with ginger beer. The ginger beer is KEY. To me, it’s what makes a really good Moscow Mule.

Since I didn’t love the sound of grapefruit juice with apple, I swapped in fresh lime juice. Not traditional, but oh SO good. Other than that, this is your classic Moscow Mule with the addition of apple butter, cider, and fresh ginger – for a double ginger apple Moscow Mule.

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With Thanksgiving ahead of us, I am already planning out my holiday cocktails. This one is on my list. To make this easy for everyone, I gave you recipes for both the single drink and the pitcher version…which can easily be doubled if needed.

Tip? Keep jars of apple butter, cider, ginger beer, and an assortment of alcohol on hand during the holidays. You never know when you’re going to need to mix up a cocktail. Especially this year, you know? Yes, cocktails are most likely needed.

Hope you all enjoy and have a great Saturday! See ya tomorrow for another Sunday post of Nine Favorite Things!

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Looking for other autumn vodka drinks? Here are a few ideas: 

Harvest Apple Ginger Spritz

Pumpkin Patch Punch

Cranberry Thyme Spritz

Lastly, if you make this Ginger Apple Moscow Mule., be sure to leave a comment and/or give this recipe a rating! Above all, I love to hear from you guys and always do my best to respond to each and every comment. And of course, if you do make this recipe, don’t forget to tag me on Instagram! Looking through the photos of recipes you all have made is my favorite!

Ginger Apple Moscow Mule

Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings: 1 drink
Calories Per Serving: 471 kcal

Nutritional information is only an estimate. The accuracy of the nutritional information for any recipe on this site is not guaranteed.



  • 1. Fill a cocktail glass with ice.
    2. Combine the vodka, lime juice, apple cider, apple butter, and ginger in a cocktail shaker. Fill with ice and shake until combined, about 1 minute. Strain into your prepared glass. Top with ginger beer and garnish with apple slices, pomegranate arils, and cinnamon sticks.
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Ginger Apple Moscow Mule Punch

Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings: 4 drinks
Calories Per Serving: 324 kcal

Nutritional information is only an estimate. The accuracy of the nutritional information for any recipe on this site is not guaranteed.



  • 1. Combine the vodka, lime juice, apple cider, apple butter, and ginger in a large pitcher. Stir to combine and chill for 2 hours.
    2. When ready to serve, fill the pitcher with ice and top off with ginger beer. Or fill glasses with the mix and top each glass off with ginger beer. Garnish as desired.
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  1. 5 stars
    This was the bride’s choice cocktail we served at our daughter’s wedding in October and it was very popular! A great fall mule!

    1. Hey Angie,
      Wonderful!! I love to hear that you enjoyed this recipe! Thanks so much for your feedback and trying the recipe! Happy Thanksgiving! xT

  2. I sent a picture of a cocktail to my daughter asking her thoughts for a signature cocktail for a Bunco party I was having. Her response was nah, have you looked at Half Baked Harvest? And next she sent a link to your Apple Moscow Mule. All I can say is it was a huge hit, everyone loved them and I will be making them again. Bummed I didn’t take a photo, however will send next time I make them. Thank you Tieghan and for all of your wonderful cookbooks and inspiration 🤗

    1. Hey Maggie,
      Wonderful!! I love to hear that this recipe was a hit, thanks for giving it a try! Have a great weekend:)

    2. This looks so good! I have a question: since the recipe calls for apple cider, and my store labels both spiced and non-spiced juice as “cider,” which one does this recipe refer to? Thanks!

      1. If I make the punch version several hours before my party, it sounds like I’ll have bits of ginger floating in my drinks when I go to pour them. Not sure how that’ll be?

  3. 4 stars
    I made the punch version of the recipe for friendsgiving. It was so good and very easy to throw together! Tasted like fall in a cup 🙂 All my friends loved it as well.

    1. Hey Marina,
      Happy Sunday!! I truly appreciate you giving this a try and sharing your feedback, so glad it was enjoyed:) xx

  4. 5 stars
    For the second year, this is my FAVORITE fall drink. I have sisters who love it so I’ve never made the single drink. Thanks for all your recipes and books.

    1. Hi Sue,
      Happy Sunday!! So glad to hear that this recipe turned out well for you, thanks a lot for giving it a try! xT

    1. Hey Erin,
      Sure!! Just adjust the serving size to your liking and the measurements will automatically adjust for you! I hope you love the recipe! Cheers!

  5. hey queen of food, life, and love aka tieghan – can i make this ahead of time? it says chill for 2 hours. could i make it now and serve it tomorrow? i’m not a drinker so i have no idea what to do with booze ever. THANK you for everything you do! <3

    1. Hey Christine,
      Lol totally! Just wait to add the ginger beer until you are ready to serve:) I hope you love this recipe! Cheers! xx

  6. 5 stars
    This is AMAZING! Gave me a good reason to make my own apple butter. This drink is SO flavorful and well rounded. Love the kick of added ginger:)

    1. Hi Amy,
      Happy Sunday! I am delighted to hear that this recipe was enjoyed, thanks so much for making it! xTieghan

    1. Hi Brenden,
      Happy Wednesday! I am thrilled to hear that this recipe was a winner, thanks a bunch for making it! xT

    1. Hey Mallory,
      Awesome! I am so glad to hear that this recipe was tasty for you, thanks for making it! Hope you’re off to a great weekend! xx