Peach and Basil Moscow Mule – A Vodka Cocktail

Peach and Basil Moscow Mule
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A perfect combination of flavors, it screams summer! Cheers!


For most people, Labor day marks the end of summer, but in our house, Labor Day marks the beginning of peach season, thanks to a couple of peach trees that are growing in our back yard! Once it is time to harvest, we find ourselves coming up with ways to use the fresh sweet peaches from our trees, from classics like peach crisp to fun desserts like our Bourbon Peach Shortbread Bars. We even use peaches on pizza! Or course being folks who like to make cocktails, we figured we could come up with a great peach cocktail, so after a long hot day picking peaches, we made these refreshing Peach and Basil Moscow Mules!


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Peach and Basil Moscow Mule

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The peaches in our backyard hold a special place in our heart, as not only are they delicious, but they are actually historic! Originally brought over from Germany back in the 1860’s by Mrs. Nom’s great great grandparents to their homestead in Kansas. Cultivated by her family at every place they have lived and have been passed down to family members to grow at their homes. These peaches are the old fashioned white flesh peaches, sweet and a little tart, great for cooking with or snacking straight off the tree. Our trees have been producing these delicious peaches since our son was born, and he loves them so much he wants a peach pie for his birthday!


Peach and Basil Moscow Mule


After our long hot day harvesting our peaches, we wanted to kick back on our deck and relax with a good sipping drink.One of our favorite summer sippers is a Moscow Mule, the crisp lime and spicy ginger a great combination for beating the heat. The Moscow Mule also happens to be a great starting point for a bunch of great variations like our Peach and Basil Moscow Mule.


Combining two classic summer flavors, this drink was like summer in a polished copper mug! The sweet peach really played well with the fizzy bite of the ginger beer. Basil simple syrup adds a sweet herbal note that balances the crisp tartness of the lime juice. A perfect drink for sipping during peach season, the Peach and Basil Moscow Mule is sure to be a hit! Cheers!


Peach and Basil Moscow Mule – A Vodka Cocktail



Peach and Basil Moscow Mule – A Vodka Cocktail

Combining fresh peaches, basil simple syrup, fizzy ginger beer and fresh lime juice, this Moscow Mule variation is sure to be a summer sipping classic cocktail!


  • 1/3 cup freshly diced peaches
  • 1/2 oz fresh squeezed lime juice
  • 1 oz Basil Simple Syrup (see our Tangerine Basil for the simple syrup recipe)
  • 2 oz Vodka
  • 4-5 oz ginger beer


  1. Dice fresh peaches into small pieces and place into the bottom of a Moscow Mule Mug
  2. Add in Basil Simple Syrup and lime juice.
  3. Muddle the peaches until completely broken up.
  4. Add vodka.
  5. FIll the mug with crushed ice.
  6. Top with ginger beer.
  7. Garnish with a fresh peach slice and a basil leaf.
  8. Enjoy!


Interested in more Moscow Mule Recipes?  Check out our Caramel Apple Moscow Mule or our Campfire Moscow Mule!

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29 thoughts on “Peach and Basil Moscow Mule – A Vodka Cocktail

  1. I am so jealous of your peach tree! I live in South Florida, where no peach shall dare to grow – so we have to have them shipped in. And get this – they don’t ship from Georgia (right across the state line) No – we get ours from California – and they’re never as good. Can I come over to nab a few and maybe have one of those icy Mule’s?

    1. I have to admit, that is pretty funny that you don’t get them “locally” from Georgia. That is just so weird! We get most of ours (besides the ones from our tree) from Colorado! Ours are white peaches, and not super sweet, so I need those delicious sweet peaches in my life, too, so I understand!

  2. I’ve never tried a Moscow Mule, but the cups for them are so pretty that I’ve been looking for a good excuse to buy them. Peaches + Basil are one of my all time favorite combinations, so I think I’ll be running out to the store soon! Can’t enjoy it without the right vessel, right? 😉

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