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Peach and Basil Moscow Mule – A Vodka Cocktail

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Last Updated on October 21, 2023 by Leah Hall

A perfect combination of flavors, it screams summer! Cheers to this peach Moscow Mule!


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.


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Peach and Basil Moscow Mule in copper mug with peach and candied ginger on cocktail pick with basil sprig

Peach Moscow Mule

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 Vodka Moscow Mules!

Peach and Basil Moscow Mule in copper mugs. Peaches, flowers, yellow container and jigger in background

Copper Mugs

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 Leah’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 in copper mugs with peaches and basil on cocktail picks. Flowers in background

What Ingredients are Needed for the Peach Basil Moscow Mule?

  • Basil Simple Syrup
  • Vodka
  • Ginger Beer
  • Lime Juice
  • Peaches


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 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!




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Peach and Basil Moscow Mule in copper mule with peach slice, candied ginger and basil sprig
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Peach and Basil Moscow Mule - A Vodka Cocktail

Prep Time: 3 minutes
Total Time: 3 minutes

A peach and basil version of the classic cocktail.


Peach Basil Moscow Mule


Place diced peaches into the bottom of a copper mug.

Add in basil simple syrup and lime juice.

Muddle the peaches until completely broken up.

Add vodka.

Fill the mug with crushed ice.

Top with ginger beer.

Garnish with a fresh peach slice and a basil leaf.


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Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 283Total Fat: 0.1gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 29mgCarbohydrates: 38.6gFiber: 0.8gSugar: 14.8gProtein: 0.5g

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Thursday 1st of September 2022

Thanks for the inspiration! I was looking for a way to clarify this drink rather than muddling basil and this syrup is just the trick — plus I can use it with mangos, another heavenly combo. Love your site & photos! Such a sweet peach legacy, too! Blessings.

The Noms

Thursday 1st of September 2022

Love the idea of mango! Hope this will work out great for you, cheers!

Miss Angie (@MySoCalledChaos)

Monday 19th of September 2016

Mmmm, I like a good moscow mule! I need to invest in some copper mugs!

Striped Spatula (@StripedSpatula)

Sunday 18th of September 2016

What a wonderful backstory on your peaches! So special. I'd love to grow peaches here. This moscow mule sounds like the perfect way to switch things up for a late summer cocktail. Definitely saving this!

The 'Noms.

Monday 19th of September 2016

Thanks so much! we love that we have that history in our family! Hope you enjoy this one!

Mackenzie @ Food Above Gold

Saturday 17th of September 2016

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? ;)

The 'Noms.

Monday 19th of September 2016

Long before we got the fancy mule cups, we just used a regular glass, but these make it taste better, haha! Cheers!

Joanna @ Motherhood and Merlot

Wednesday 14th of September 2016

Mmm this sounds delish! The peach and basil combo sounds amazing.

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