Spiced Caribbean Mule Cocktail recipe - platingpixels.com

Spiced Caribbean Mule (Moscow Mule with Rum)

Spiced Caribbean Mule Cocktail includes ginger simple syrup, ginger beer, lime, and spiced rum.
Course Cocktail
Cuisine American
Keyword Caribbean Mule, moscow mule with rum, mule cocktail
Prep Time 3 minutes
Cook Time 4 minutes
Total Time 7 minutes
Servings 2
Calories 268kcal
Author Plating Pixels


  • ½ cup filtered water
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • 1 inch piece fresh ginger peeled and sliced
  • 2 medium limes juiced
  • 4 ounces Don Q Spiced Rum
  • Crushed ice
  • 4 ounces ginger beer


  • Note: Skip this step if you are using store-bought simple syrup. In a small saucepan over medium heat, stir together water, sugar and half of ginger. Cook 3-5 minutes, or until sugar is dissolved. Remove from heat and cool (this will make extras for multiple drinks).
  • Muddle remaining ginger in a cocktail shaker and add 2-4 tablespoons simple syrup, lime juice, and rum. 
  • Shake well, then strain into two copper mugs filled with crushed ice.
  •  Top each with ginger beer and garnish with lime wedge.


  • Use store-bought simple syrup if desired for a faster drink. However, it won't have as much ginger flavor.
  • This recipe will provide extra simple syrup for multiple drinks.
  • Crushed ice creates the best consistency for a mule cocktail, but regular ice cubes will work


Calories: 268kcal | Carbohydrates: 62g | Protein: 0g | Fat: 0g | Saturated Fat: 0g | Cholesterol: 0mg | Sodium: 9mg | Potassium: 68mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 55g | Vitamin A: 35IU | Vitamin C: 19.5mg | Calcium: 22mg | Iron: 0.5mg