October is here, and fall ingredients are hitting the grocery store shelves: pumpkin, nutmeg, cinnamon, chai, apple, cranberry and so much more. One of my favorite drinks all year round is a Moscow Mule, but with a few twists, you can enjoy my Apple Cider Mule this fall. This mule will be the perfect addition to all your autumn celebrations. 

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  • 1.5 oz vodka (I used Tito’s Handmade Vodka)
  • Squeeze of lime
  • Ginger beer (about ½ cup)
  • 1.5 oz apple cider
  • Apple slices to garnish
  • Cinnamon sticks to garnish
  • Ice 


  1. Pour 1.5 oz of vodka and 1.5 oz of apple cider into the bottom of your glass. (Copper mugs are always fun for mules!) 
  2. Squeeze a lime wedge into the mixture. 
  3. Add your desired amount of ice.
  4. Top with ginger beer to your liking.
  5. Slice an apple, and add it to the rim to garnish. 
  6. Add cinnamon sticks for more fall flavors! 

This drink would pair perfectly with all your fall dinners: soups, squashes and meats. The seasons are changing, so get creative with new fall items this month! 

A version of this article was featured on p. 12 of the October 21, 2021 print edition of the Daily Nexus.