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Mumbai Mule

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This Mumbai Mule is a distinctive variation of the Moscow Mule that is inspired by the flavors of Mumbai street food. It blends the classic ingredients of a mule with the lively flavors of Mumbai’s street cuisine – chaat masala, cilantro, and mint.

About this Recipe

Mumbai Mule

This cocktail presents an Indian twist on the beloved Moscow Mule, retaining the signature ginger-forward taste while introducing the herbal notes of cilantro and mint. The addition of chaat masala provides a nostalgic touch, reminiscent of Mumbai’s street food.

Crafting the Mumbai Mule involved a lot of experimenting in order to capture the true essence of Mumbai’s street foods. The final recipe focuses on infusing the drink with the spicy, cilantro-mint chutney reminiscent of bhel or sev puri. It is topped with chaat masala with its distinctive black salt aroma. This cocktail offers an authentic taste of Mumbai.

Ingredients

Cilantro & Mint: A classic herbal combination found in the chutneys of Mumbai street foods.

Chaat Masala: A flavorful spice mix commonly used in Indian street food, featuring black salt, chili, and cumin.

Ginger Beer: Opt for a high-quality, spicy ginger beer like Betty Buzz or Fever Tree.

Vodka: Use a medium-quality vodka, such as Tito’s.

Ice

Serving

This Mumbai Mule is perfect for cocktail parties, especially those celebrating Indian occasions. It is versatile enough for all seasons, offering a refreshing option in summer and warming notes during winter holidays. 

It is at home alongside other holiday cocktails such as a Pomegranate Gin Fizz, Cilantro Gin and Tonic. By contrast, you might offer the warm Hot Toddy around the holidays. For a related, non-alcoholic drink, serve Masala Soda which also features chaat masala.

Image showing the garnishes for Mumbai Mule.
Garnished with cilantro, lime, and topped with chaat masala.

Recipe

Mumbai Mule

Mumbai Mule

Puja
The Mumbai Mule fuses the classic Moscow Mule with the vibrant flavors of Mumbai street food—featuring ginger beer, vodka, cilantro, mint, and chaat masala for a uniquely spiced and refreshing sip.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 3 minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes
Total Time 3 minutes
Course Drinks
Cuisine Indian
Servings 1
Calories 218 kcal

Equipment

  • Mule mug

Ingredients
  

  • 8 oz ginger beer
  • 3 sprigs cilantro
  • 4 mint leaves
  • chaat masala
  • 2 oz vodka
  • ¾ oz lime juice
  • 1 lime for garnish
  • ice

Instructions
 

  • Chill the mug in the refrigerator, or fill with ice and set aside.
  • Muddle mint and cilantro leaves with lime juice and vodka in a cocktail shaker.
  • Strain into a chilled mug.
  • Top with ginger beer. Stir.
    Topping with ginger beer.
  • Sprinkle with chaat masala.
    Sprinkling with chaat masala.

Video

Notes

Using a chilled mug helps keep the ice from diluting the drink.

Nutrition

Calories: 218kcalCarbohydrates: 22gProtein: 0.4gFat: 0.1gSaturated Fat: 0.01gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.02gMonounsaturated Fat: 0.02gSodium: 21mgPotassium: 82mgFiber: 1gSugar: 21gVitamin A: 585IUVitamin C: 9mgCalcium: 24mgIron: 1mg
Keyword ginger drink, mumbai mule, vodka
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