Caramel Apple Moscow Mule – A Vodka Cocktail

Caramel Apple Moscow Mules are the ultimate fall cocktail, full of fresh apple cider, crisp ginger beer and caramel infused vodka!

This is one of our favorite fall cocktails on the site. Warm caramel flavors blend so nicely with the ginger beer, and apple cider. Try his Caramel Apple Moscow Mule! Cheers!



With fall comes apples and our annual trip to the apple orchards in Nebraska City with the grandparents. Nebraska City is home to Arbor Day Farms (founding group of Arbor Day) and home to a group of long time orchards that grow some fantastic apples.  Of course we spend the day there, taking the kids apple picking, watching the kids sneak bite of apples fresh off the tree, and enjoying a nice fall day.



Also, anytime we are down at the orchards, we have to grab some of the fresh pressed apple cider, which always means it is officially fall at our house!



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Copper Moscow Mule Mugs with caramel apple mule, crystallized ginger on cocktail picks, caramel squares and apples. Ginger beer bottle and caramel vodka bottle in the background

Classic Moscow Mule Mugs




One treat that our kids (technically even some of the grown kids!) always love to get when we visit the orchards is the fresh caramel apples that many offer in their snack shops. The fresh homemade caramel and tree fresh apples is an amazing combination. Of course we have been getting fresh orchard caramel apples since our kids were tiny, walking around with a caramel apple has become a tradition for our family in the fall.




Since we like making lots of seasonal cocktails to share with our readers, having a cocktail that is so fall related was a no brainer! So, we came up with this Caramel Apple Moscow Mule!



Caramel Apple Moscow Mule

For this drink we combine caramel infused vodka and the apple cider. This gives a fresh caramel apple flavor to the classic Moscow Mule cocktail. This might sound really sweet, but balancing out a bit of the sweetness with fresh lime juice also helps keep this version of a Moscow mule nice and in balance and keeping this cocktail from getting overly sweet.






The ginger beer works really well with the apple cider, giving just a hint of a spicy ginger hit to the sweet apple and caramel.  Perfect for sipping around a fire-pit or enjoying with a warm bowl of apple crisp!




Copper Moscow Mule Mugs with caramel apple mule, crystallized ginger on cocktail picks, caramel squares and apples

Candied Ginger / Garnish Picks




If you are interested in a really easy way to make this cocktail, you can just buy a caramel flavored vodka off the shelf. However, if you really want to take this cocktail to the next level, you can make your own caramel infused vodka. Making your own lets you get the caramel flavor just how you like it. Also, if you add a little bit of sea salt to make it a salted caramel infused vodka! Recipe below for this Caramel Apple Moscow Mule!





A bottle of Smirnoff Caramel Vodka, Ginger Beer and fresh red apples from an orchard surround copper moscow mule mugs filled with a caramel apple moscow mule cocktail.Ginger Beer






Here are some other flavored Moscow Mules for you to try out!


Blueberry Cucumber Moscow Mule



Blackberry Sage Kentucky Mule




Other Moscow Mule Recipes

Rosemary Grapefruit Moscow Mule – The Gastronom

Moscow Maui Mule – The Crumby Kitchen

Grapefruit Smoked Salt London Mule – The Gastronom

Cherry Moscow Mule – Cooking with Curls

Mexican Mule – I’m Bored Let’s Go

Other Caramel Apple Cocktails

Caramel Apple Martini – Kitchen Swagger

Caramel Apple Cocktail – Lemons for Lulu

Caramel Apple Cider – The Merchant Baker

Caramel Apple Cocktail – HGTV

Caramel Apple Cider Cocktail – The FarmWife Drinks




Yield: 1

Caramel Apple Mule - A Vodka Cocktail

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
A fall version of the classic Moscow Mule cocktail.


For the Cocktail

  • 1.50 oz caramel vodka
  • .50 oz freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 3.50 oz apple cider
  • 4 oz ginger beer

For the Caramel Vodka

  • 20 caramel candies
  • pinch of sea salt
  • 1 750 ml bottle of vodka


For the cocktail

Combine all ingredients in a copper mug with ice. Garnish with apple slice.


For the Caramel Vodka

Either combine caramels and vodka in a large enough container, or 2 to hold the caramels and vodka. Or, you can pour out an ounce or 2 of the vodka and put the caramels into the bottle itself.

You may have to cut the caramels to get them to fit.

Shake the bottles or containers, and do so a few times a day for 3-4 days.

When it's ready to go, strain through a coffee filter or cheesecloth to remove sediment.

Add in pinch of salt. Put back in bottle.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 186 Total Fat: 0.1g Saturated Fat: 0g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 0g Cholesterol: 0mg Sodium: 0mg Carbohydrates: 22.7g Fiber: 0.2g Sugar: 20.9g Protein: 0.1g



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