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
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.
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.
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.
- Mule mug
- 8 oz Ginger Beer
- 3 sprigs of cilantro
- 4 mint leaves
- Chaat masala
- 2 oz vodka
- ¾ oz lime juice
- Lime for garnish
- 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.
- Sprinkle with chaat masala.