Spicy Pineapple Strawberry Moscow Mule – A Vodka Cocktail

Spicy Pineapple Strawberry Moscow Mule
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We love a good Moscow Mule, so with National Moscow Mule day upon us, what better way to celebrate then a Moscow Mule? We couldn’t celebrate with just a plain old Moscow Mule, so we decided to spice things up a bit with our Spicy Pineapple Strawberry Moscow Mule! Spicy and fruity, this Spicy Pineapple Strawberry Moscow Mule is just the thing you need to spice up your party!

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Spicy Pineapple Strawberry Moscow Mule

Originally developed way back in 1941 by the president of Smirnoff Vodka as a way to jump start vodka sales in the United States, the original Moscow Mule was made with just three ingredients, vodka, fresh squeezed lime juice and ginger beer. Introduced at a bar frequented by lots of celebrities and society figures, the plan to jump start sales worked, and the Moscow Mule soon appeared all over bar menus, served in its iconic copper mug.

Spicy Pineapple Strawberry Moscow Mule

The combination of vodka, lime and ginger beer makes for a winning combination, crisp and tart with a palate refreshing coolness, the Moscow Mule is still a hit today. One thing we really like about Moscow Mules is how they are an excellent foundation for adding other flavors to create unique variations of Moscow Mules.

Spicy Pineapple Strawberry Moscow Mule

Over the past few years we have made some real great Moscow Mule variations like a Blueberry Cucumber Moscow Mule, a Fresh Squeezed Mule or a Campfire Mule, so we are always looking for new flavor combinations to add to a Moscow Mule. We liked the way that our a Hatch Chile and Raspberry Moscow Mule combined heat and sweet, and since we recently had dipped our toes into the tropical world of Tiki with our Nene Bird cocktail, we decided to use a little tropic heat to make our Spicy Pineapple Strawberry Moscow Mule!

Spicy Pineapple Strawberry Moscow Mule

Pineapple and strawberry are fantastic combination, the pineapple an acidic sweet tart that partners up really well with the sweet berry freshness of the strawberries. One of our favorite savory flavors is the smokey heat from chipotle peppers, which just happens to work really well with pineapple. With these flavors in mind, we decided that a combination of the sweet and heat would be great in a cocktail!

Spicy Pineapple Strawberry Moscow Mule

We decided that making a spicy tropical syrup would be just the ticket to making our Spicy Pineapple Strawberry Moscow Mule a hit. The spicy tropical syrup used fresh pineapple puree, chopped fresh strawberries and chipotle peppers in adobo sauce. This might sound like an unusual combination for sweet syrup, but when you get the smokey heat and the sweet together, this syrup not only tastes great, but smells amazing!

Spicy Pineapple Strawberry Moscow Mule

Adding the spicy tropical syrup into the base Moscow Mule recipe really spices up the drink. When combined with the lime and ginger from the Moscow Mule, the spicy sweet comes to life and transforms the Spicy Pineapple Strawberry Moscow Mule into a lively cocktail perfect for celebrating! Cheers!

Spicy Pineapple Strawberry Moscow Mule – A Vodka Cocktail

Spicy Pineapple Strawberry Moscow Mule – A Vodka Cocktail

Ingredients

    For the Spicy Pineapple Strawberry Moscow Mule
  • 2 oz Vodka
  • 1.5 oz Spicy Tropical Syrup
  • .25 lime juice
  • 4-5 oz Ginger Beer
  • For the Spicy Tropical Syrup
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 strawberries, chopped
  • 1/2 cup of pineapple puree
  • 3 tablespoons of chipotle peppers in adobo sauce.

Instructions

    For the Spicy Pineapple Strawberry Moscow Mule
  1. Fill a Copper mug with crushed ice
  2. Add vodka, syrup and lime juice and stir.
  3. Top with Ginger beer.
  4. Garnish with pineapple wedge and a strawberry.
  5. For the Spicy Tropical Syrup
  6. Cut 2 whole slices from a fresh pineapple.
  7. Remove the skin of the pineapple.
  8. Place pineapple into a food processor with a splash of water.
  9. Puree the pineapple.
  10. In a saucepan, add sugar, water, chilles (with sauce too!) and chopped strawberries and pineapple puree.
  11. Bring to a boil.
  12. Remove from heat and allow the mixture to sit for 10-15 minutes.
  13. Strain syrup.
  14. Store in a sealed glass container for up to 2 weeks.
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48 thoughts on “Spicy Pineapple Strawberry Moscow Mule – A Vodka Cocktail

  1. Who knew Moscow Mules had their own holiday?! These look really good- now I want to check out all your other Moscow Mule recipes! Cheers!

  2. This sounds great! I love Moscow Mule variations! Do you have any suggestions on where to get bulk ginger beer? I can only find them in canned 6-packs!

    1. Thanks, we love them too! I looked and don’t have any suggestions on bulk ginger beer, it’s usually just 4-6 packs, sometimes there are Gosling’s 12 packs in the store, but it’s pretty rare!

  3. I wasn’t familiar with the history of the Moscow Mule. Actually before they EXPLODED all over the internet this year, I wasn’t even familiar with Moscow Mules! I guess it goes to show you that clever marketing (both in 1941 and today) can go a very long way! I’m definitely inclined to agree with you about the drink’s ability to carry flavours and to be customized. I think what you’ve done with it here is truly lovely, and the combination of strawberry and pineapple is always a great one.

    Oh and on one last, semi-related note – I love that you have a drink called the nene bird. I’ve been a birder since I was 10 years old, and seeing wild nenes in Hawaii remains one of my favourite bird memories. Perhaps I should reminisce over a cocktail! 😀

    1. We adore Moscow Mules, and we have so many flavor combos already! I am so glad it sounds interesting to you, we like to have fun with them! I love that you are a birder, Jay’s dad is a birder as well, and loved the name, too! Cheers to you!

  4. Hello — chipotle??? Wow! I have to say when I’m out for happy hour (all too infrequently) I always gravitate towards the drinks that have a zip — this one certainly does. A little sweet and and a little heat… I’m sold!

  5. Anything with pineapple is a go in my book. I would love a sip of this right now since I can almost smell it from here. I am an awful cocktail maker so I really appreciate detailed instructions.

  6. My husband cannot get enough pineapple (though I’ll admit, the amazing pineapple that we ate in Hawaii kind of ruined us for the ones that are shipped to the mainland for a little while, but we’ve since rebounded haha!). This looks perfect for a delicious pre-dinner cocktail on our back deck while grilling something delicious for dinner!

    1. Oh, my! I would think having our pineapples are so second rate then, if you had fresh Hawaiian ones! I hope you can use this cocktail to reminisce about your trip!

  7. I love the mixture in the syrup of sweet, tart pineapples and the smoky adobe peppers. Ive always loved that in foods,…. what a great idea to add to a cocktail! Cheers!

  8. You are so right! Pineapple and strawberry is such a fantastic combination! One of my all-time favorites too! And that spicy sauce with the chipotle peppers in the adobo sauce amazing! I love sweet and spicy. I can’t wait to try this recipe out!

  9. I am crazy in love with the sound of that spicy tropical syrup! Sweet and spicy is such a great combo and combining fruit with chipotle in adobo just takes that to the next level. Your mule variations are always so creative, and I’m looking forward to adding this one to my entertaining repertoire. Summer’s coming soon, and this would be perfect for entertaining poolside!

    1. Thanks, we loved the syrup, too! I can’t wait to use it in something else! I soooo want summer to come, think if I keep making summer drinks it will come faster?!

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