Keto Moscow Mule Recipe

Keto Moscow Mule Recipe
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Although the consumption of alcohol is generally not advised while trying to lose weight on a Keto diet, it is still something that people like to incorporate from time to time. Additionally, if you are eating a keto diet, but not necessarily attempting to lose weight, you might be able to get away with consuming a little alcohol here and there. This is a recipe for a Keto-friendly Moscow Mule, just keep in mind that you should still monitor how many you consume to keep track of your sugar intake, as these are not completely sugar-free.

The name “Moscow Mule” may imply that the drink originated in Moscow, or ever Russia, but the truth is that it comes from New York City. During WWII there were still some bars in Manhattan pouring libations for the men back home in the USA. At one such bar the drink came to be when some gentlemen were sitting around trying to come up with something to make from the newly created Cock n Bull Ginger Beer.

This seemed to be “The Drink of 2017” for me, as I consumed a few different varieties (even including a grapefruit flavored one) though many of the flavored varieties are much less Keto-friendly. Give it a try sometime if you are ever looking for a little more daring alternative to the typical vodka and club soda we tend to order all too often to stay the course.

Keto Moscow Mule


Ease of Preparation: Easy

Prep Time: 2 Minutes

Mixing Time: 1 Minute

Total Time: 3 Minutes


  • Ice Cubes
  • 2 Ounces Tito’s Vodka
  • 6 ounces Zevia Ginger Beer
  • 1/2 Lime Freshly Squeezed
  • 1-2 Lime Wedges (Optional)
  • Fresh Mint Leaves (optional)


  1. In a small glass (traditionally served in a chilled copper mug) fill 3/4 way to the top with Crushed Ice Cubes.
  2. Pour in 2 Ounces of your favorite unflavored Vodka. (examples: Smirnoff, Kettle One, Stoli, I prefer Tito’s)
  3. Squeeze in 1/2 of a Lime, and optionally toss the Lime Peel into the glass.
  4. Top off with 6 ounces of Zevia Ginger Beer.
  5. Optionally you can also add in some freshly picked and smacked Mint Leaves, although the more traditional recipe is typically made without. Some bars make it this way, and other’s think that this makes it too similar to a Mojito.
  6. Stir and Serve extremely well-chilled.

Comment Below with you favorite alterations! If you want to make this drink even more Ket0-friendly you can certainly forego the lime wedges, but then it wouldn’t really taste quite like a real Moscow Mule if you did.

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