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Spiced Rum Mule

A Spiced Rum Mule, also called a Caribbean Mule,  is a refreshing masterpiece that elevates the classic Moscow Mule to new heights. There are lots of different variations on the Moscow Mule, but if your preferred spirit is spiced rum or you just want a warmer, spicier version of the cocktail, this is the one for you. The spiced rum interacts well with the spicy flavor of ginger beer, and the dark rum flavors bring a warmer quality to the drink compared to vodka. 

Spiced Rum Mule Cocktail in a copper glass with a lime wedge garnish

Whether you’re sipping it by the beach, enjoying it at a lively party, or simply unwinding after a long day, the Spiced Rum Mule is your ticket to a tropical paradise in a glass. Its unique combination of flavors, refreshing qualities, and the hint of spice make it an ideal choice for those seeking a drink that goes beyond the ordinary. 


The Spiced Rum Mule is a twist on the classic Moscow Mule, which is made with vodka, ginger beer, and lime juice. The origins of the Moscow Mule date back to the 1940s, when it was created as a marketing gimmick to promote vodka and ginger beer. The Spiced Rum Mule, on the other hand, is a more recent creation that has gained popularity in recent years.

Spiced rum is a type of rum that has been flavored with spices, such as cinnamon, nutmeg, and vanilla. The combination of rum and ginger beer is what gives the Spiced Rum Mule its signature flavor.

How to Make It

Spiced Rum Mule Cocktail in a copper glass with a lime wedge garnish

Spiced Rum Mule

Yield: 1
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

Making a Spiced Rum Mule is easy and requires only a few simple ingredients.

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Here is a recipe that you can follow to make a delicious Spiced Rum Mule


  • 2 oz. Spiced Rum
  • 1 oz. Lime Juice
  • 4-6 oz. Ginger Beer
  • 2 dashes of Bitters
  • Lime Wedge for garnish


  1. Fill a copper mug or highball glass with ice.
  2. Add 2 oz. of spiced rum and 1 oz. of lime juice to the glass.
  3. Add 2 dashes of bitters to the glass.
  4. Top the glass with 4-6 oz. of ginger beer.
  5. Stir the mixture gently until it is well mixed.
  6. Garnish the drink with a lime wedge.

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There are many ways to put a unique spin on the classic spiced rum mule. Here are a few variations to try

Tropical Pineapple Spiced Mule

Dive into a tropical paradise with this variation, featuring spiced rum, pineapple juice, ginger beer, and a squeeze of fresh lime. The sweetness of pineapple adds a delightful twist to the classic mule, transporting your taste buds to sun-kissed beaches and exotic flavors.

Citrus Spice Spiked Mule

Embrace the vibrant citrus notes in this variation, combining spiced rum, grapefruit juice, ginger beer, and a splash of club soda. The tangy grapefruit enhances the spiced rum’s complexity, while the effervescence of ginger beer and soda creates a lively and refreshing drink.

Apple Cider Spiced Mule

Celebrate the cozy flavors of fall with this seasonal variation. Spiced rum, apple cider, ginger beer, and a hint of cinnamon syrup come together to create a comforting and aromatic drink. The apple and cinnamon infusion adds a touch of warmth, making it a perfect choice for chilly evenings.

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Maple Ginger Spiced Mule

Experience the cozy sweetness of maple syrup in this variation, combining spiced rum, maple syrup, ginger beer, and a splash of lemon juice. The rich, earthy tones of maple syrup balance the spice of the rum, while the zesty lemon brightens the overall flavor profile, resulting in a comforting and indulgent drink.

Cranberry Spice Mule

Embrace the festive spirit with this holiday-inspired variation. Spiced rum, cranberry juice, ginger beer, and a hint of orange liqueur create a flavorful and seasonal mule. The tartness of cranberry, combined with the warmth of spiced rum and the citrusy notes of orange liqueur, makes it a delightful choice for winter celebrations.

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