Swedish Mule
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Swedish Mule
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The Swedish Mule is a refreshing cocktail that takes a Scandinavian twist on the classic Moscow Mule. Traditionally served in a highball glass, the Swedish Mule is a blend of ... more The Swedish Mule is a refreshing cocktail that takes a Scandinavian twist on the classic Moscow Mule. Traditionally served in a highball glass, the Swedish Mule is a blend of vodka and tangy lime juice, sweetened slightly with sugar syrup, and topped with ginger beer, which adds a spicy effervescence to the drink. The combination creates a crisp and invigorating flavor profile that is perfect for sipping on a warm day or as an aperitif to awaken the palate. Its simplicity makes it an accessible cocktail for a wide range of tastes, offering a balance of sweetness, acidity, and a gentle ginger kick.
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10.67% | 2.4 units *

Highball glass

Ingredients

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Method
How to make a Swedish Mule

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
Add ingredients into a glass filled with ice
Stir and serve
~ To get the taste right, potato vodka is recommended. It tastes like sour potatoes. ~

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FAQ's

PREPARATION_TECHNIQUES

How do I properly mix a Swedish Mule to ensure the best flavor?

To mix a Swedish Mule properly, start by adding ice to a highball glass. Pour in 60ml of vodka, 30ml of lime juice, and 15ml of sugar syrup. Gently stir the mixture to combine the ingredients. Top off with 120ml of ginger beer and stir once more to ensure everything is well mixed. This method preserves the carbonation of the ginger beer and evenly distributes the flavors.

SERVING_SUGGESTIONS

What is the best way to serve a Swedish Mule for optimal enjoyment?

A Swedish Mule is best served in a highball glass over ice. The cold temperature enhances its flavors and makes it a refreshing choice. Garnishing with a lime wedge or a slice of ginger can add an appealing look and a slight flavor enhancement. Serve immediately after preparation to enjoy its fizzy and refreshing qualities at their peak.

INGREDIENT_SUBSTITUTIONS

Can I use another type of ginger beer in the Swedish Mule?

Yes, you can use different types of ginger beer in a Swedish Mule depending on your taste preference. Some ginger beers are spicier or sweeter than others. Experiment with various brands to find the one that best suits your palate. If you prefer a less sweet cocktail, opt for a ginger beer with a higher ginger content and less sugar.

ALCOHOL_CONTENT_COMPARISON

How does the alcohol content of a Swedish Mule compare to other similar cocktails?

With an alcohol content of 10.67%, the Swedish Mule falls into the mid-range category of cocktail strengths. It's slightly less potent than some traditional cocktails like the classic Moscow Mule, which might hover around 11-15% alcohol by volume depending on the recipe. However, it's stronger than many light cocktails or wine-based drinks. This makes it a good choice for those who prefer a moderately strong beverage.

NON_ALCOHOLIC_VARIATIONS

Is there a non-alcoholic version of the Swedish Mule, and how is it made?

Yes, you can easily create a non-alcoholic version of the Swedish Mule by substituting the vodka with a non-alcoholic spirit or simply omitting it altogether. Use the same amounts of lime juice and sugar syrup, then top with non-alcoholic ginger beer. This version retains the refreshing, spicy, and sweet characteristics of the original cocktail, making it a great option for those avoiding alcohol.

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