Make a riff off of the classic Moscow mule with peanut butter whiskey & orange juice
Enjoy this delicious Skrewball drink that puts a spin on the classic Moscow mule cocktail. This four-ingredient drink pairs peanut butter whiskey with orange juice and ginger beer. It's the perfect combination for a beautifully balanced cocktail.
What You'll Learn In This Recipe
Through making this Skrewball flavored Moscow mule, you'll learn about:
- The interesting history of how moscow mule cocktails came to be
- My favorite way to serve & garnish this cocktail
Be sure to watch my Liquor 101 series on YouTube to learn even more about popular spirits!
What Is A Moscow Mule
Moscow mule is a cocktail that was created by accident around 1940. There are a few different stories about the history of this drink.
One story attributes the creation to a distributor of Smirnoff vodka and the bar owner of Cock'n'Bull. The bar owner was trying to launch his own brand of ginger beer (without much success) and decided to combine it with his friend's Smirnoff vodka and a squeeze a lime.
Other sources claim that the head bartender at Cock'n'Bull invented the drink out of all the backstock of ginger beer the bar had stored in the basement.
However the story goes, a well-deserved thank you needs to be given to the proper creator. This vodka, ginger beer, and lime cocktail is a classic everyone needs to enjoy!
Don't think that you can't make a twist on this classic recipe. There are also many popular Moscow mule riffs, including this peanut butter whiskey version.
You'll only need 4 ingredients (plus a garnish) for this Skrewball drink. Here's a breakdown of what we're using for the recipe:
- Peanut butter whiskey: This is the part of the moscow mule recipe that makes things so unique. I personally love to use Skrewball for my peanut butter whiskey of choice.
- Vodka: Feel free to use any unflavored vodka that you love! If you're interested in learning about the different types of vodka, check out this liquor 101 series video.
- Orange juice: You're welcome to use bottled orange juice or freshely squeezed!
- Ginger beer: The type of ginger beer you purchase can really change the flavor of the Moscow mule. The spicer the ginger beer, the more intense the cocktail will be. I prefer to use Goslings ginger beer for my drinks.
- Pebble Ice: My secret for the perfect cocktail ice is pebble ice. You can get a whole bag of this stuff at Sonic for around $3.00. This ice definitley elevates the Moscow mule presenation!
- Orange slice: If you have it, add an orange slice for a simple garnish.
Tools & Equipment
The best thing about this drink is the minimal tools it requires.
- Jigger: You'll need something to measure all your ingredients to ensure the Skrewball cocktail has a balanced flavor.
- Moscow mule mug: Of course you can't forget to serve this iconic drink in a copper Moscow mule mug. However, if you don't have this available, opt for a high ball glass.
Recipe Frequently Asked Questions
It's completely up to you! I personally prefer to chill my mugs in the freezer for 15-30 minutes before making the Skrewball drink. However, the ice is also sufficient enough to cool down the drink.
While I prefer to use Skrewball, any type of peanut butter whiskey will work for this recipe!
Yes, this is a great drink for a party because you don't have to hand-shake each cocktail. Just pour everything into the cup and give it a little stir. Don't worry if you don't have enough copper mugs for each person. This would still be delicious served in a red solo plastic cup.
Recipe Video Tutorial
Peanut Butter Whiskey Moscow Mule
- 1 ounce peanut butter whiskey
- 1 ounce vodka
- ½ ounce orange juice chilled
- 3 ounces ginger beer chilled
- orange slice for garnish
- Fill a moscow mule mug or highball glass with pebble ice. Add peanut butter whiskey, vodka, and orange juice.
- Top with ginger beer. Stir to combine.
- Garnish with an orange slice.
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