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Peachy Keen Moscow Mules

Peachy Keen Moscow Mules - Classic ginger beer and vodka Moscow Mules spiked with a bit of peach flavor! |

I have a HUGE list of recipes that I eventually want to create for this blog. Whenever inspiration strikes me, via a meal in a resataurant or a dish in a food magazine, I make a note of it (and usually how I’ll put my own spin on it, too). “Cocktail made with jam” has been on that list for over a year. I can’t pinpoint exactly where the idea for this came from, but I know I’ve seen cocktails made with jam at several bars in my area, as well as recipes online.

It makes good sense – after all, who doesn’t have a random jar of jam in their fridge? I have about six. They’re such a quick and fun way to add a little flavor to a classic cocktail without any additional work on your part, aside from opening the jar and finding a spoon.

Mitten Crate July 2014

Mitten Crate delivered a big box of Michigan-made food goodies in July, including:

As soon as I saw the jam, I knew the time had come for my cocktail to become a reality! Nevermind that the jam contained bourbon, and I really just wanted to make a moscow mule (which is made with vodka). Vodka + Bourbon = FINE BY ME.

Peachy Keen Moscow Mules - Classic ginger beer and vodka Moscow Mules spiked with a bit of peach flavor! |

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Peachy Keen Moscow Mules

Yield: 2 servings

Prep Time: 5 minutes


  • 4 teaspoons peach jam
  • 3 ounces vodka
  • Ice
  • 1 bottle (12 ounces) ginger beer
  • 2 lime wedges


1. In each mug, stir 2 teaspoons jam and 1-1/2 ounces vodka until jam is dissolved in vodka. Fill mugs with ice; top off each mug with ginger beer. Squeeze a wedge of lime into each mug and serve immediately.

This post was written by me on behalf of Mitten Crate, who provided me with a free box for recipe development purposes. I was not otherwise compensated for writing this post, and all opinions are 100% my own.

14 Responses to “Peachy Keen Moscow Mules”

  1. Nichole — August 6, 2014 at 10:00 am

    I still have yet to have a Moscow Mule! I clearly need to change this! I love the idea of adding jam too.


    • Lori Yates replied: — August 6th, 2014 @ 4:30 pm

      Oh yes, you definitely need to try one, Nichole, especially if you like ginger. Next time you see one on a menu, get one. Promise?

  2. Danyelle — August 6, 2014 at 3:07 pm

    this made me smile at work – jam and vodka – jam….and vodka – brilliant :)


    • Lori Yates replied: — August 6th, 2014 @ 4:31 pm

      I mean, I feel like there’s no going wrong when you have jam…and vodka. Thanks Danyelle :)

  3. Susan — August 6, 2014 at 3:56 pm

    This drink sounds quite nice.  But what really intrigued me was the can of hop soda from your Mitten Box.  I went to the site and it would appear that it really is made from hops.  I’d be really interested to know how it is if/when you try it.  :-)


    • Lori Yates replied: — August 6th, 2014 @ 4:31 pm

      I’ve been looking forward to trying this one, too. It got pushed to the back of the fridge for a few weeks, but I just found it again a few days ago. Sadly, Jeff is on a work trip this week, and I know he would want to try it. Once he gets home, we’ll split it and I’ll report back!

    • Lori Yates replied: — August 23rd, 2014 @ 4:36 pm

      Susan, we finally tried it :) It was almost like a Sprite with hop flavor added to it. You could definitely detect a floral thing going on from the hops. Very refreshing, actually!

    • Susan replied: — August 23rd, 2014 @ 6:09 pm

      Thanks for remembering my request Lori.  I’m glad it was so interesting.  I would definitely try it if I have the opportunity.

  4. Susan — August 6, 2014 at 4:06 pm

    I want that jam. Also this moscow mule. 


    • Lori Yates replied: — August 6th, 2014 @ 4:33 pm

      Yeah, the jam kind of rocks. It’s funny, once you start eating these awesome artisanal jams, it’s impossible to go back to the mass-produced stuff!

  5. CakePants — August 6, 2014 at 8:22 pm

    I wouldn’t have thought to use jam to make a cocktail, but that totally makes sense! I just started a subscription to Mitten Crate – looking forward to getting the first one later this month…!


    • Lori Yates replied: — August 7th, 2014 @ 11:51 am

      Oh, you’re going to love Mitten Crate! It’s so fun being surprised by what’s in the box each month. And I discover all sorts of new things that I had no idea were even made in Michigan. Enjoy!

  6. Becky (The Cookie Rookie) — October 28, 2014 at 1:33 pm

    I’m in love with this! So creative.  I need to try Moscow Mules in every flavor after trying the Pomegranate one.  (side note…I just love all of your photography! I think you’re my new favorite site!)


    • Lori Yates replied: — October 28th, 2014 @ 1:39 pm

      I felt the same way when I discovered YOUR blog this morning, Becky. I dig YOUR photos so much. We’re even, and we both win. Agreed? :)

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