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Need a Cocktail for Spring Break?

Need a Cocktail for Spring Break?

The tropical song of spring break is starting to call your name. Warm sun, salty air, waves lapping at your feet. And, of course, a refreshing spring break cocktail in your hand.

These cocktails go down even smoother as mules in a shiny copper mug. For the adventurous mule drinkers, here are 10 spring break cocktail recipes with a Moscow Mule twist! (Or just check out the original Moscow Mule recipe)


mexican mule

Spring Break Destination: Cancun

Close your eyes and enjoy the clearest waters of the Riviera Maya while sipping on our Mexican Mule. Using tequila instead of vodka and adding jalapeños and cilantro, this spicy mule will get the party started.


  • 2 ounces silver tequila
  • 6 ounces ginger beer
  • 1 fresh lime
  • 1 jalapeño (sliced)
  • 4 sprigs of cilantro

How to Make

  • Slice jalapeño and remove seeds
  • Muddle cilantro and a few jalapeño slices with ice
  • Fill your copper mug with ice and add muddled ingredients
  • Add in lime juice, tequila and ginger beer, garnishing with a jalapeño slice and cilantro


strawberry mule

Destination: Clearwater Beach

There wouldn’t be a spring break cocktail list without a Strawberry Moscow Mule. You’re in for such a treat adding this crowd-pleaser fruit that you’re likely to tell the bartender to keep’ em coming!


  • 1 cup frozen strawberries, thawed
  • 4 ounces vodka
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 1 bottle ginger beer

How to Make

  • Muddle the strawberries
  • Add ginger beer, vodka, lime juice
  • Stir, add ice, and garnish with a strawberry and lime wedge


Destination: Ko Samui

If your dream spring break destination is a tropical island in Thailand, you’ll want to take note of this Coconut Moscow Mule recipe. It’s spicy, sweet, and still light enough to drink more than one.


  • 1 ounce creme de coconut
  • ½ ounce fresh lime juice
  • 3 ounces ginger beer

How to Make

  • Mix vodka, lime, creme de coconut into a copper mug
  • Add ice and ginger beer to top and stir
  • Garnish with a lime wedge


MULEJITO Moscow Mule

Destination: Havana

Try this mule variation of the Cuban mojito and enjoy the refreshing mint as you explore this colorful vacation spot and dip your toes in the turquoise water.


  • 5-8 sprigs mint leaves
  • ½ ounce simple syrup
  • ½ ounce lime juice
  • 2 ounces rum
  • 3-4 ounces ginger beer

How to Make

  • Muddle mint leaves, simple syrup, lime juice and rum in copper mug
  • Fill mug with ice
  • Top with ginger beer


Destination: Mallorca

If you’re heading to Spain’s most beautiful island full of coves and gorgeous beaches, you’ll want to have a Sangria Mule in hand. Subtly sweet with a tequila zing plus hints of red wine and spicy ginger beer, this cocktail has it all.


  • 2 ounces tequila
  • 1 ounce chilled red wine
  • ½ ounce fresh lime juice
  • 4 ounces ginger beer

How to Make

  • Fill half your copper mug with ice, then stir in tequila, wine and lime juice
  • Top with ginger beer and stir
  • Garnish with a lime wedge


pineapple moscow mule

Destination: Hawaii

Get in the aloha spirit this spring break while sipping on a Pineapple Moscow Mule. The juicy, vibrant tropical flavor of pineapple will complement any activity on the islands, whether you just finished riding waves on the North Shore or are stepping out for a Waikiki night.


  • 2 ounces vodka
  • 2 ounces pineapple juice
  • 1 ounce fresh lime juice
  • 2-4 ounces ginger beer

How to Make

  • Add vodka, pineapple juice and lime juice to ice-filled copper mug
  • Top with ginger beer and stir
  • Garnish with pineapple wedge


Destination: Puerto Rico

If you like piña coladas, you’ll love this Moscow Mulada that mixes the ginger beer and lime from a standard Moscow Mule with the coconut and pineapple flavors plus the rum of a piña colada. Enjoy after sailing and snorkeling on your San Juan spring break.


  • 1¾ ounces vodka
  • ¼ ounce coconut rum
  • ½ ounce fresh muddled pineapple
  • ¼ ounce fresh lime juice
  • 2 ounces ginger beer
  • 4 drops kava extract

How to Make

  • Add pineapple, ice, vodka, coconut rum and lime juice into shaker tin
  • Shake and pour into copper mug
  • Top with ice and ginger beer
  • Add kava extract and garnish with slices of pineapple and lime


Destination: Cabo San Lucas

What would spring break be if not for a margarita — or a margarita-inspired Moscow Mule? Soak up the beautiful beaches and scenery of Baja California, then enjoy the nightlife with this refreshing cocktail.


  • 2 ounces tequila
  • 1 ounce triple sec
  • 1 tablespoons lime juice
  • 4 ounces ginger beer
  • 4 ounces lemon-lime soda

How to Make

  • Fill a copper mug with ice
  • Combine all ingredients and stir


blueberry mule

Destination: Myrtle Beach

Head to this South Carolina beach town with a Southern-inspired lemonade cocktail, the perfect bridge between beachy days to fun-filled nights.


  • 1½ ounces vodka
  • 4 ounces lemonade
  • 2 ounces ginger beer
  • ½ ounce fresh lemon juice
  • ½ cup blueberries
  • Dash of bitters

How to Make

  • Muddle lemon juice and blueberries in copper mug
  • Stir in vodka, lemonade and ginger beer
  • Add bitters
  • Garnish with thyme


Destination: Miami Beach

The college classic meets college spring break, aka the Morning Mule or Mule Driver. This drink is perfect for when you’ve partied all night and need some “hair of the dog” as the sun rises over South Beach. Orange juice and ginger beer go surprisingly well together.


  • 2 ounces vodka
  • 3 ounces ginger beer
  • 1 orange
  • 2 ounces fresh orange juice
  • Lime

How to Make

  • Mix ice, vodka, ginger beer, orange juice, squeeze of lime in shaker; shake until orange juice is frothy
  • Strain into copper mug filled with ice
  • Garnish with orange rind and/or lime wedges

P.S. If you make any of these spring break cocktail recipes and serve in a copper mug, don’t forget to tag us and share on Instagram!

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