Mango Mule Mocktail with Ginger Ale

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A perfectly refreshing Mango Mule Mocktail with Ginger Ale that will leave you wanting more. And you CAN, without getting cut off *wink

up close of finished mocktail

How to Make a Mango Mule Mocktail with Ginger Ale

Beautiful flavors in this mocktail will have your guests guessing what the combination of ingredients are.

The mango is strong and sweet.

The lime is tart and cuts the sweetness.

The cucumber gives a burst of freshness and makes this mocktail light and refreshing.

two finished mocktails, front one garnished with lime and mint

Gathering your ingredients

Sliced cucumbers – My favorite is the English Cucumber. You will tell these cucumbers apart by their plastic wrapping and long thin shape.

Simple syrup – You can absolutely make your own simple syrup using a 1:1 ratio of sugar and water. For this recipe, I have opted for premade simple syrup for cocktails.

Mango syrup – This Mango Real Syrup is so delicious and punches with that mango flavor. A thinned mango puree would also work for this.

Fresh lime juice – Depending on the sizes of your limes, for 1 mocktail I would use 3 limes. 2 for juicing, and 1 for lime wedges or slices for garnish.

Ginger ale – I’m sure we all have our favorite ginger ale. As a Michigander? Michiganian? I grew up with Vernors. You have a cold, Vernors. A cough, Vernors. Runny nose, Vernors. Flu? Have a Vernors. So yes, use your favorite Ginger Ale!

If Ginger beer is your thing, instead of the ale, use that!

Ice – Crushed ice or whole ice cubes

Mint – Use 2 mint leaves per drink. They work perfectly as a garnish, but if you’d like to bring out more of that Mint flavor give the fresh mint leaves a slap on your palm before putting them in your drink.

Lime slices or lime wheel – 1-2 slices per mocktail

*see recipe card for detailed measurements

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Kitchen supplies you’ll need

Mix it, Shake it, & Drink it!

Let’s prep the fruits and veggies!

Using a fruit juicer, juice 2 limes. 2 small limes should give you the 1.5 ounces you’re looking for.

Carefully, thinly slice cucumbers. 5-6 cucumber slices per mocktail, and a couple more for a garnish if you’d like.

Juice collection of 2 limes
Squeezed limes and sliced cucumbers

In a cocktail shaker add in the cucumber slices and add lime juice.

Using a cocktail muddler, or even a wooden spoon start to muddle cucumber into the lime juice. Don’t worry about breaking down the cucumbers too much, they’ll be strained out and won’t end up in your mug.

If you do not have a cocktail muddler like the one pictured below, try these other options to help achieve the same result.

-Tip of a wooden spoon

-Dowel

-French rolling pin, providing it fits into the shaker

-Mortar and pestle

5-6 sliced cucumbers in the cocktail shaker
cucumbers muddled together with simple syrup with lime juice

To the muddled cucumbers, add in the Simple Syrup and add the Mango Syrup.

Add in any amount of ice. The ice in the shaker is only meant to cool the ingredients.

Make sure to cover the shaker and shake vigorously for 15 seconds, or until it becomes very cold.

Prepare your mule mug or copper mug halfway with ice. Add ice that’s either crushed or cubed.

Using the strainer part of the shaker, or if your set came with a designated strainer. Hold firmly and strain into your prepared mug.

Top the rest of your refreshing drink with your chosen Ginger Ale. It’s Vernors for me!

For garnishes, add sliced cucumbers and limes. Slap some mint leaves in your palm to release their oils, and place them in your drink.

The slapping of mint leaves will be sure to impress your friends. Adding mint to a cocktail or mocktail is delicious, sure. But now you know the trick to bring out more of that mint flavor and aroma.

Stir, serve immediately, and enjoy!

Make a Mango Mule Slushy!

Instead of adding all of the ingredients to a cocktail shaker add the fresh lime juice, ginger ale, cucumbers, simple syrup, and the mango syrup to a blender.

Add ice and blend. Some blenders have a “smoothie” option. I would opt for that. If you don’t think your blender has much power, use crushed ice to start with.

*Optional. In addition to all of the ingredients, add a half cup of diced fresh or frozen mango fruit.

Mocktail to Cocktail

Want to add alcohol?

If you happen to be making this super refreshing mango mule mocktail for yourself and someone else who does want the cocktail version, simply add 1.5 ounces of Vodka to the shaker before shaking.

Drink responsibly <3

Alternatively, if you’re looking for that Vodka flavor still, without the alcohol, give this Vodka alternative a try.

overhead shot of completed mocktail

Feeling Mango Mojito vibes instead?

You can easily alter this recipe if you’re craving more of a mojito flavor.

-Omit the cucumbers, instead muddle 6 mint leaves.

-Add the simple syrup, mango syrup, and lime juice to the shaker. Shake!

-Strain the mixture into a highball cocktail glass, and top with your favorite soda water or sparkling water.

Tips for Mixing, Drinking, & Garnishing

Mixing

-You can make this mocktail in any cocktail glass of your choice. I understand that not everyone has a set of Moscow mule mugs.

-If acquiring mango syrup is proving difficult for you, mango juice or even a thinned mango puree would be just as great. Be mindful that the syrup is very sweet, so using mango juice or puree may not provide the sweetness you’d expect.

Drinking

-Kick back next to the pool and enjoy this mule mocktail.

-Have fun with cute straws to make yours stand out!

Garnishing

-If you have fresh mango, cut the mango into spears and garnish with a spear of fresh mango.

-Garnishing with fresh mint makes sense, but not only is it nice as a garnish but putting the mint leaves into your mocktail will brighten the flavors even more. Put the mint leaves in the palm of your hand and give them a little slap. This will soften the leaves and bring out the mint’s oils.

-Set the mint on top of the ice cubes, or stir it in and make it a part of the drink.

one finished mocktail with simple syrup in the background

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two finished mocktails, front one garnished with lime and mint

Mango Mule Mocktail with Ginger Ale

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  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 1 drink 1x

Ingredients

Units Scale

56 slices of cucumbers

1.5 ounces of fresh-squeezed lime juice

1.5 ounces simple syrup

1.5 ounces mango syrup

2 ounces ginger ale

Ice

Mint 23 leaves 

Instructions

  1. Add cucumber slices and lime juice to your cocktail shaker. Use a muddler to muddle the cucumbers into the juice.
  2. To your cocktail shaker add ice, simple syrup, and mango syrup. Cover with the lid and shake vigorously for a few seconds.
  3. Use the strainer to strain the juice into a copper Moscow mule mug filled with ice.
  4. Top your drink with Vernor’s ginger ale. Or the Ginger ale of your choice.
  5. Garnish with mint, cucumber, and lime.

Notes

-You can make this mocktail in any cocktail glass of your choice. I understand that not everyone has a set of Moscow mule mugs.

-If acquiring mango syrup is proving difficult for you, mango juice or even a thinned mango puree would be just as great. Be mindful that the syrup is very sweet, so using mango juice or puree may not provide the sweetness you’d expect.

-If you have fresh mango, cut the mango into spears and garnish with a spear of fresh mango.

-Garnishing with fresh mint makes sense, but not only is it nice as a garnish but putting the mint leaves into your mocktail will brighten the flavors even more. Put the mint leaves in the palm of your hand and give them a little slap. This will soften the leaves and bring out the mint’s oils.

  • Author: April Brown
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Category: Mocktails
  • Method: Shaken

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 Mocktail
  • Calories: 309
  • Sugar: 62.9 g
  • Sodium: 23.6 mg
  • Fat: 0.7 g
  • Carbohydrates: 80.7 g
  • Protein: 4.3 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg

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By on May 24th, 2022

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7 thoughts on “Mango Mule Mocktail with Ginger Ale”

  1. Now this sounds like my kind of cocktail! 🙂 Can’t wait until the weekend to make this.

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  2. I love all the refreshing flavors in this one. Thanks for sharing how to make it a regular cocktail, too. Everyone at the party can have it boozy or not. Love it.

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  3. I had never even heard of this before but it sounded so interesting I wanted to give it a try and I’m so glad I did. It was super flavorful and delicious. I’ll definitely be making this again.

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  4. This is definitely a mocktail for my family. Love the mango flavors in this and that you use Vernor’s ginger ale. Can’t wait to drink one.

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