Are you trying to cut sweeteners from your diet? Then this Skinny Moscow Mule is the cocktail you’ve been dreaming about! We love a tasty Moscow Mule, Kentucky Mule, or any kind of ginger beer cocktail.
I am/was (because I never stick to a diet) trying to eliminate all sugars from my diet. Yes, even stevia. Came across this Skinny Moscow Mule and gave it a try…absolutely yummy!
Skinny Moscow Mule
I recently saw a rerun of Dr. Oz with Molly Sims promoting her cookbook. She made this cocktail and we just had to try it. I was surprised how crisp, refreshing and absolutely delicious this drink tasted.
Sugar free, low carb cocktail? Count me in! Yes, you could use a sugar free ginger beer or diet ginger beer but the amazing fresh flavor from this recipe is WAY better!
How to make a Moscow Mule with ginger beer substitute
Make 1 cup of hot green tea, add a 1-inch piece of fresh ginger and steep for 10 minutes. Chill.
Muddle the green tea, grated fresh ginger, lime juice, and 2 or 3 fresh mints leaves. We had to do this in a wide-mouth jar because our pitcher was too tall.
Pour the muddled ingredients into a pitcher, add 1 cup of your favorite vodka, and 2 cups of sparkling water (soda water). Molly Sims used ginger-flavored sparkling water but we couldn’t find any in our area. So we made adjustments to the recipe.
We decided not to add ice to the pitcher because we were afraid it would water the drink down.
Fill your copper mugs (or any other glass) with crushed ice and pour the cocktail into each cup.
Enjoy this guilt-free cocktail! Do I prefer the sugar loaded ginger beer better? Of course, but when trying to trim the pounds this cocktail was completely satisfying. Next time I think I will try cutting the fresh lime juice back to 1/3 cup instead of 1/2 cup. It might be a little too much lime juice for some, so cut back if this applies to you.
Check out our Watermelon Mojito Cocktail!
Low Carb Moscow Mule Recipe
Skinny Moscow Mule
- 2 cups sparkling water
- 1 cup vodka
- 1 cup green tea, chilled
- 1-inch piece fresh ginger
- 1/3-1/2 cup fresh lime juice
- 1 1/2 tsp grated peeled fresh ginger
- 2-3 fresh mint leaves
- crushed ice
- lime slices and fresh mint leaves for garnish
- Muddle green tea, lime juice, grated ginger and mint leaves in a wide mouth jar.
- Pour into a pitcher, add the vodka and sparkling water and stir. (you can add ice to the pitcher but we didn’t want it to water down)
- Fill copper mugs or glasses with crushed ice, pour the cocktail over ice and serve with a garnish of one lime slice and a sprig of fresh mint.