Sunrise Over Moscow Mule and Popsicle with Smirnoff Vodka

Sunrise Over Moscow Mule Ice Pops

Orange Moscow Mules and Moscow Mule vodka popsicles! A treat for all year long!




We are big fans of Moscow Mules, and with National Moscow Mule Day coming up on March 3rd, we figured what better way to celebrate than a Moscow Mule and and a Moscow Mule Popsicle as a bonus! Of course a holiday deserves something more than just a simple Moscow Mule, so we came up with our Sunrise over Moscow Mule, which is pretty much an orange moscow mule, because it uses fresh squeezed orange juice to add a bright citrus splash to wake up this classic cocktail!




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Sunrise Over Moscow Mule Ice Pops




Way back in 1941, vodka was virtually unknown here in the United States, as spirits such as whiskey and brandy were huge. Jim Martin, the president of the company which later would become Smirnoff, had a great vodka that needed a way to market itself to potential customers, so he partnered up with the founder of an iconic Hollywood restaurant that was popular with lots of celebrities like F. Scott Fitzgerald and Errol Flynn, who were regular fixtures at the bar. It was at this bar, the Moscow Mule was born.




Sunrise Over Moscow Mule Ice Pops

Popsicle Sticks




An intriguing combination of vodka, ginger beer and lime juice, the Moscow Mule was known for its crisp, spicy bite from the ginger and a cool tart finish. Known as the “Drink with the Velvet Kick” the Moscow Mule gained popularity with the celebrities, and soon after Smirnoff vodka was soon the spirit of choice for folks all over the US.




The original Moscow Mule was served in a souvenir copper mug, which caught the customer’s eye and proved to be quite the effective marketing tool, as the Moscow mule is still served in copper mugs to this day!





Sunrise Over Moscow Mule Ice Pops





We love the classic Moscow Mule, but we also enjoy adding our own little twists to the classics. For our Sunrise Over Moscow Mule, we wanted to add the naturally bright sweetness that fresh squeezed orange juice brings to a cocktail. We start our with the classic Smirnoff No. 21 Vodka, a triple distilled vodka that is filtered ten times to result in a smooth vodka with a note of spicy grain and hints of lemon, perfect for mixing in cocktails.




Next we add fresh squeeze lime and orange juice, the two citrus flavors a sweet tart combination that teases the tongue. Topping the drink with a good spicy ginger beer adds a crisp fizzy finish to the Moscow Mule.





Sunrise Over Moscow Mule Ice Pops




Accompanying the Sunrise Over Moscow are a popsicle version of the Sunrise Over Moscow Mule. For the popsicles we wanted to still have vodka, but since alcohol doesn’t freeze at temperatures household freezers can reach, we have to dial the amount of vodka down so the mixture will freeze.




We also added in a little simple syrup to sweeten up the mix and make the Sunrise Over Moscow Popsicles sweeter and more popsicle like!




Sunrise Over Moscow Mule Ice Pops

Garnish Picks / Crystallized Ginger




With National Moscow Mule Day fast approaching, you better mix up a batch of the Sunrise Over Moscow Mule Popsicles and get them in the freezer so you are ready to celebrate! Mix yourself up a great Moscow Mule and enjoy a classic!




Enjoy responsibly, Cheers!




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Sunrise Over Moscow Mule and Popsicle with Smirnoff Vodka

Serving Size: 1

Calories per serving: 255

Sunrise Over Moscow Mule and Popsicle with Smirnoff Vodka


    For the Sunrise Over Moscow Mule Cocktail
  • 1.5 oz Smirnoff No. 21 Vodka
  • 2.oz Fresh squeezed orange juice
  • 1/2 oz fresh squeezed lime juice
  • 3-4 oz ginger beer
  • For the Sunrise Over Moscow Mule Popsicles (makes 6-8 ice pops)
  • 1.5 oz Smirnoff No. 21 Vodka
  • 4 oz orange juice
  • 1/2 oz simple syrup
  • 1/2 oz lime juice
  • 4 oz Ginger beer


    For the Sunrise Over Moscow Mule Cocktail
  1. Fill a copper mug with crushed ice.
  2. Add vodka, orange juice and lime juice into the mug.
  3. Stir.
  4. Top up with ginger beer.
  5. Garnish with candied ginger.
  6. For the Sunrise Over Moscow Mule Popsicles
  7. Add all ingredients into a bowl and whisk to mix completely.
  8. Pour mixture into ice pop molds.
  9. Place into freezer.
  10. After 90 minutes, insert sticks into the molds.
  11. Allow popsicles to freeze overnight.
  12. Cheers!




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49 thoughts on “Sunrise Over Moscow Mule and Popsicle with Smirnoff Vodka

  1. Now that’s a good excuse for me to eat more popsicles. I have never tried moscow mule before. Can’t wait to try.

  2. Not that I need an excuse to celebrate but I am adding this holiday to my calendar! I love boozy Popsicle and this sound amazing!! Definitely will make this recipe!

  3. I’m really intrigued by these popsicles and that the vodka froze. I’ve never had any luck with this myself so would definitely like to give them a try. 🙂 The mule sounds really good, too! Lol!

  4. A Popsicle with booze? That’s genius and probably the only way to get me to drink. LOL. I’ve never acquired a taste for alcohol, but I most certainly have a taste for Popsicle. 🙂

  5. Don’t really have alcohol, but these popsicles sound like a great adult treat. Come summer, they would be absolutely brilliant. Although I am sure they can easily be enjoyed throughout the year. Brilliant!

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