Peach Moscow Mule
This Peach Moscow Mule is the perfect summer drink. It is light, refreshing, full of homemade peach syrup and finished with fresh peaches. The peach simple syrup takes a bit to cook but is so worth the wait. And you will have plenty leftover, in case you need another mule!
Servings: 2 cocktails
- 1 cup sliced peaches fresh or frozen*
- ⅓ cup water plus more cooking the peaches
- ⅓ cup granulated sugar
- 8 ounces ( 1 cup) ginger beer*
- 4 ounces (½ cup) vodka*
- 1-2 limes juiced
- mint leaves
- peach slices
- lime wedges
Review all recipe notes and instructions before beginning.
In a small saucepan, combine the peaches and about a ¼ cup of water. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium and cook for 30-45 minutes, stirring frequently, until the peaches are tender. Add more water as needed.
Run the peaches through a metal fine mesh strainer. Use a spoon to press them through until there are no more chunks.
In the same sauce pan, heat ½ cup of water over medium high heat. The water should not come to a boil but be steaming. Add in the sugar and stir until it dissolves. Stir in the peach puree. Once combined, remove from heat immediately.
In a small pitcher, combine the ginger beer, vodka, lime juice, 1 Tablespoon of the peach syrup, and stir. Serve over ice. Add more syrup if desired.
Peach Syrup: If you are short on time, you can use store bought peach syrup. I like Torani’s syrups the best.
Peaches: I usually use frozen peach slices to keep it easy, but fresh will work as well.
Ginger Beer: I prefer to use Fever Tree’s ginger beer.
Vodka: Use peach flavored vodka for more of intense sweet peach flavor. I prefer plain but some really enjoy peach vodka for this recipe. You could also use peach vodka and omit the peach syrup all together for a subtle peach flavor.
Keep a close eye on the peaches. The peaches need to cook for a while. Stir them frequently and be sure there is enough moisture to keep them from sticking. If they are looking dry, but are still not soft, add more water. Once they are soft, cook off most of the liquid.
Use a fine mesh strainer. This will make the smoothest peach puree. The peaches might seem like they are too thick to go through it, but if you keep pressing them with pressure eventually they will go through. You can also use a fork or food processor in a pinch.
Substitute store bought peach syrup or peach vodka. Everyone has a different sweetness preference for their cocktails. There are a couple of alternative options for this recipe. Use store bought peach syrup and plain vodka, or use no syrup and peach vodka. Both are great ways to give the mule peach flavor. You can also use both syrup and peach vodka for a more intense peach flavor.
Add ice right before serving. No one wants a watered down drink so be sure to add ice right before serving.
If you want to double the recipe, don’t double the syrup ingredients. There is plenty of syrup for multiple drinks.