Smoky Lemon Mule Recipe – Sugar and Charm


These smoky lemon mules are a twist in the classic Moscow mule. It is made from fresh lemon juice and some mezcal to give it a smoky taste.

Lemon Mule in a copper mug with lemon sugar and ginger beer.

What's in Lemon Mule?

If you like smoky flavor, these lemon mules are for you! It is made with smoky lemon mules, lemon juice, vodka, ginger syrup, ginger beer and mezcal. They enliven with a sweet and smoky taste.

Lemon mule pours into a copper cup.

What is mezcal?

Mezcal is a Mexican distilled alcohol made from agave. It has a very smoky taste and is one of the most popular spirits in Mexico. You can read more about Mezcal here.

Lemon zest goes up on a lemon cocktail.

ginger syrups

There are several ginger syrups from which you can make a lemon mule. You can even do it yourself. Here are some of our favorites. Grab one and hold it while building Moscow Mules.

Lemon peel with lemon mule above.

Ginger beer

We love a crispy Moscow mule, so not only do we use ginger syrup to sweeten the cocktail, we also use ginger beer to fill it for a bit of soda. The additional ginger flavor complements the cocktail.

You can buy some of our most popular ginger beer brands in the market.

Close up photo of classic lemon bar on Moscow mule.

Decorate smoky lemon mule with a classic Twist chocolate bar with lemon. They are nostalgic and also taste delicious in cocktails! You can also decorate the cocktail with candied ginger, lemon slices or candied lemon.

Lemon slices, lemon slices and lemon sticks

Copper cups

Girl holding a copper mug with a lemon mule.


If you like this smoky lemon mule, try one of the following recipes. Gingerbread Maultier is one of our favorites!

Lemon Sage Mule

Gingerbread Moscow mule

Blueberry Moscow Mule

Pineapple and ginger Moscow mule

Smoky lemon mule

These smoky lemon mules are made with fresh lemon juice and mezcal!

preparation time5 min

total time5 min

Course: cocktail

Local cuisine: American

Keyword: Cocktail, ginger cocktail, Moscow mule

servings: 1

calories: 214kcal

Author: sky

Costs: $ 5

  • 1 ounce fresh lemon juice
  • 1 1/2 ounce vodka
  • 3.4 ounce ginger syrup
  • 1.2 ounce mezcalina
  • 2 ounce Ginger ale

If you do not want the cocktail to smoke, skip the mezcal. Use ginger syrup from the store to facilitate. Always use fresh lemon juice.



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