Vanilla Blackberry Moscow Mule

vanilla blackberry moscow mule to travel and beyond

vanilla blackberry moscow mule to travel and beyond

It’s Fri-YAY! That means the workweek is finally over and it’s time to indulge in fun, friends and adult beverages. When the weekend arrives I love to try a new cocktail, catch up on my TV shows from the week (#adultstatus) and most likely I will even go to bed early. Living on the edge, right? Well this delicious twist on a Moscow Mule makes the adult life even better.

As a part of my 101 in 1001 list, I wanted to come up with 3 cocktails and see how they turned out. I figured it was time to start working on that (since the next #my101in1001 check-in is August 15th!) and why not try something different with my favorite beverage, a Moscow Mule! I originally planned on making this with raspberries, but the grocery store was out, so I bought blackberries instead. I also went without the mint, since I was adding so many other flavors. This vanilla blackberry Moscow Mule was the perfect thirst quencher!


I have to admit, I was super nervous that I wasted precious ginger beer on this because it sounded so odd, but it was AMAZING. I might even start carrying some vanilla extract with me to the bar. It was that good.


Yields 2 servings, because who likes to drink alone?


  • 1/2 cup blackberries
  • 3 oz of vodka (more or less depending on preference)
  • 2 limes. Save a slice for garnish and mix slices in with the drink
  • 12 oz ginger beer
  • ice
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract

& 2 copper mugs


  • Muddle the blackberries in a separate cup. Once they are muddled to your preference, divide between the mugs.
  • Pour the vodka over ice into the container that you muddled the blackberries in and stir. Divide the vodka between the two mugs
  • Cut one lime in half, and cut the other into slices. Squeeze half of 1 lime into each mug, and add the additional slices to the mug
  • Add 6 oz of ginger beer to each mug
  • Add 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract to each mug
  • Stir

Serve with a straw and a garnish of lime.



Keep in mind, I love vanilla flavoring already, which maybe why I enjoy this cocktail so much.

Let me know if you give this vanilla blackberry Moscow Mule a try!

What is your favorite adult beverage?

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  • Reply Annie

    Oh, girl. You know you are speaking my language with Moscow Mules. The best. But I LOVE black berries and vanilla. So I’m pretty sure that these are going to change my life…

    July 29, 2016 at 9:09 am
    • Reply Macy Volpe

      You would love this!! If we have a game night or something soon I will make them!

      August 18, 2016 at 7:07 pm
  • Reply Kristyn | Dash of Herbs

    This looks amazing. And I love a good Moscow Mule! Sounds delicious.

    July 29, 2016 at 9:25 am
    • Reply Macy Volpe

      They were delicious! Way too many calories but I wasn’t counting then haha

      August 18, 2016 at 7:08 pm
  • Reply Emelia @ Dream Big & Buy the S

    Get outtttt! This sounds SO GOOD, pinning and totally making! I’ve been checking things off my list too 🙂 Looking forward to the next check in. Great recipe girlfriend!

    July 29, 2016 at 9:30 am
    • Reply Macy Volpe

      It was SO good and easy to make. I want one (or 4) everyday now! Thank you!!

      August 18, 2016 at 7:08 pm
  • Reply Ashley @ Wandering Weekenders

    That sounds so good! Mules are easily becoming one of my favorite cocktails to drink because they’re so refreshing, so I’ll definitely want to try this one out!

    July 29, 2016 at 10:00 am
    • Reply Macy Volpe

      Mules and Margs are my favorite, I can’t decide between the two. This one was so good!

      August 18, 2016 at 7:08 pm
  • Reply Megan

    Uh him. Please make this for me SOON?! It sounds incredible!

    July 29, 2016 at 10:01 am
    • Reply Macy Volpe

      YES!!! Lets have a game night and I will make a big batch.

      August 18, 2016 at 7:09 pm
  • Reply Erika Powell

    Yum! Those look delicious!

    July 29, 2016 at 11:21 am
  • Reply Christine Everyday

    YUM this sounds so good! Pinning!

    July 29, 2016 at 2:00 pm
    • Reply Macy Volpe

      It was so good!! I have been wanting another one, but they aren’t very low on calories 😉

      August 18, 2016 at 7:09 pm
  • Reply Shane Prather

    Holy yum! Love moscow mules!

    July 30, 2016 at 9:41 am
    • Reply Macy Volpe

      These were delicious! A great twist on a mule.

      August 18, 2016 at 7:09 pm

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