This Italian Mule Cocktail with amaretto liqueur has the flavors of cherry, almond, lime, and spicy ginger beer, that you’ll love if you’re a traditional Moscow Mule fan.
For another Italian variation of the classic Moscow Mule, make sure to also check out my Aperol Mule – it’s like an Aperol Spritz with a spicy kick of ginger!
Why This Recipe Works
- Amaretto is an Italian liqueur that has a sweet cherry and almond flavor, which pairs perfectly with spicy ginger and sour lime juice to make this delicious twist on the classic mule cocktail.
- It’s super simple and only requires 3 ingredients.
- It’s a lower ABV cocktail, so you can enjoy without worry of becoming too tipsy.
- Amaretto liqueur – This liqueur has flavor notes of cherries and almonds and can easily be found in any liquor store. I used Disaronno, which is probably one the most well known brands of amaretto. You should also check out my Amaretto Fizz or Cherry Whiskey Sour with Amaretto.
- Lime juice – Fresh lime juice will always taste best in cocktails, but if you do want to go the bottled route, I recommend avoiding lime juices from concentrate. The 100% lime juice, not from concentrate, will taste so much better.
- Ginger beer – I’m not talking about ginger ale that you can get everywhere. You’ll want the spicy ginger beer (ginger beer is generally non-alcoholic) that you’ll find in the cocktail section of the grocery store.
- Garnishes – I recommend fresh or dried lime slices and maraschino cocktail cherries for garnishes. I don’t recommend your bright red maraschino cherries, but a high quality brand of cocktail cherries such as Luxardo. They’re pricey but definitely worth the splurge in my opinion.
Step 1: Add the amaretto to a cocktail glass filled with ice.
Step 2: Add the lime juice.
Step 3: Top with ginger beer.
Step 4: Stir gently to disturbed the flavors evenly.
Step 5: Garnish with a lime wheel and/or maraschino cherries (optional).
What is the flavor of amaretto?
Amaretto is a sweet liqueur that has notes of almond, cherry, and apricot.
What kind of cocktail glass should I use for an Italian mule?
Moscow Mules are often served in copper mugs or tumblers. There are stories that copper mugs can enhance the flavor of the cocktail, but there are other stories that say that Moscow Mules are served in copper mugs because a copper-making company need to unload copper mugs from their inventory.
If you don’t have or want to use a copper cup, a double old fashioned glass (lowball glass) would work perfectly.
What brands of ginger beer is best for a mule cocktail?
Q Mixers and Fever Tree ginger beer are my favorites and are widely stocked at many stores and online.
Can you make a batch for a crowd?
Yes, you can definitely make Italian Mules for a crowd. This cocktail is perfect for so many occasions – everything from a holiday party to a bridal shower to an every day happy hour and everything in between.
To serve 8, you’ll need a pitcher that can hold at least 64 ounces. Add your amaretto and lime juice.
Chill if you are making it ahead of time (can be made up to 24 hours in advance). Top with ginger beer just prior to serving so that it doesn’t go flat before you serve it.
See the recipe notes below for measurements for serving a crowd.
If you like this Italian Mule, you’ll probably also like these spicy, sour, and sweet cocktails as well.
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Italian Mule with Amaretto Recipe
- 2 ounces amaretto liqueur
- ½ ounce lime juice
- 4-5 ounces ginger beer
- Lime slice and/or cocktail cherries for garnish (optional)
- Add ice to a cocktail glass or copper mug and add the amaretto and lime juice.
- Top with ginger beer and gently stir.
- Garnish with lime and/or cocktail cherries, if using.
- 2 cups amaretto liqueur
- ½ cup lime juice
- 4-5 cups ginger beer
- Lime wheels and/or cocktail cherries for garnish, optional
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