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Moscow Mule Galaxy

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The Moscow Mule Galaxy is a vibrant twist on the classic Moscow Mule, featuring butterfly pea tea ice that adds a striking color-changing effect. Combined with vodka, fresh lemon juice, and topped with ginger beer, this drink offers a refreshing and visually stunning cocktail experience.

Tasting Notes

The first sip of the Moscow Mule Galaxy is a refreshing blend of sharp vodka and tangy lemon juice, balanced perfectly by the spiciness of ginger beer. The butterfly pea tea ice slowly melts, introducing a subtle floral note and transforming the drink’s color, making each sip an evolving experience.

The initial taste is clean and crisp, with a zesty kick from the lemon juice that enhances the overall freshness. As the ice continues to melt, the flavor profile subtly shifts. The floral undertones from the butterfly pea tea become more noticeable, adding complexity to the cocktail.

The ginger beer’s spiciness remains consistent, providing a warm contrast to the cooling effect of the ice. The combination of visual appeal and dynamic taste makes the Moscow Mule Galaxy not only delicious but also an engaging drink to enjoy from start to finish.

Tips & Tricks

Swap lemon juice for lime juice to give the drink a slightly different citrusy tang.

Add a bit of simple syrup if you prefer a sweeter drink.

Recipe Card

Moscow Mule Galaxy

Moscow Mule Galaxy


  • 8 flowers butterfly pea tea (to make blue ice)
  • 16 oz hot water
  • 2 oz vodka
  • 0.5 oz lemon juice
  • ginger beer to top


  1. For the tea, needed for blue ice: steep the 8 flowers in hot water for 4 minutes.
  2. Strain and then fill ice cube trays. Let cool, and then freeze completely.
  3. For the cocktail, start by filling a glass mug halfway with clear ice.
  4. Add another layer of blue ice.
  5. Pour in vodka, lemon juice, and then top with ginger beer.
  6. Stir to combine, then top with more blue ice.


The blue ice (made from the butterfly pea flower) turns color from blue to purple when it touches the lemon juice (lime juice works well too). This is why you need to add a bit of blue so it turns purple, and then top with more blue to create a sort of gradient effect.

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