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Grilled Pineapple Mules

April 1, 2022 (Last updated May 24, 2022) · Nicole Triebe
grilled pineapple mules garnished with pineapple wedges

Putting a summery twist on your classic Moscow mule with  grilled pineapple! This grilled pineapple mule is the perfect combination of spicy and sweet that will transport you to the islands with one sip!  Say hello to the perfect summer cocktail

Why we love this Moscow mule recipe

The combination of spicy ginger beer, sweet pineapple juice, tart lime juice and vodka in these tropical Moscow mules is so refreshing!  This easy cocktail comes together in under 10 minutes, it’s sure to become your new favorite summer mule cocktail! These are great to serve on summer vacation, or at a Sunday brunch!

What you need to make Grilled Pineapple Mules

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Grilled pineapple mule ingredients

Equipment

Cocktail shaker

Copper or Moscow Mule Mug or a Highball Glass like the ones I have here or here

Outdoor grill or grill pan

Vodka

The original recipe for a Moscow Mule is made with vodka. Your favorite vodka will work for these grilled pineapple Moscow mules. My vodka of choice is Kettle One. See below on Kentucky and other variations on the classic cocktail. Although some grocery stores may carry fresh pineapple juice in the refrigerated section, most stores pineapple juice is canned and can be found in the canned fruit aisle.

Fresh Pineapple juice

Although some grocery stores may carry fresh pineapple juice in the refrigerated section, most stores pineapple juice is canned and can be found in the canned fruit aisle.

cocktail shaker surrounded by pineapple mule ingredients

Lime Juice

If you’re looking to make the most delicious Moscow mule, fresh lime juice is best for this cocktail recipe

Ginger Beer

There are many varieties of ginger beer on the market. If you like the spicy ginger flavors in this cocktail, my best choice is Goslings Ginger Beer, Bundaberg ginger beer, or Fever Tree Premium Ginger Beer.  

Grilled pineapple slices

Grilling fresh pineapple caramelizes the natural sugar in the fruit and enhances its natural sweetness. Roasted pineapple slices make an adorable edible garnish, too!

Fresh Ice

The ice can be crushed or cubed. It’s your preference.

close up of pineapple moscow mule in highball glass with seagrass tumbler, garnished with grilled pineapple and pineapple leaves

How to make this pineapple mule cocktail

Pour vodka, pineapple juice, beer and lime juice in a cocktail shaker (or highball glass) filled with ice.  Gently shake or stir to combine. This is such an easy cocktail to make!

How to make grilled pineapple

Preheat a grill or grill pan to medium heat. Coat grill grates with cooking spray. Place the pineapple wedges on the grill in a single layer. Cook for 2-3 minutes per side, or until golden brown and tender.

Does my grilled pineapple mule need a copper mug?

Not only do copper mugs help to keep your grilled pineapple mule cool while you’re holding it with your hot little hand, using copper mugs for any Moscow Mules will enhance the individual flavors of the ginger beer, vodka, and lime. Some experts say that when vodka touches the walls of the mug, the copper begins to oxidize, slightly boosting the aroma, and enhancing the taste of the vodka!

In short, it’s not absolutely necessary, but your grilled pineapple mule will taste that much more delicious if you use a copper mug.

Other recipes to try

If you loved this Moscow mule variation, check out these other delicious recipes

Watermelon Piña Colada – a refreshing cocktail with all the best flavors of the tropics!

Boozy Key Lime Popsicles – all the flavors of key lime pie in Popsicle form! A delicious adult summertime treat!

Bourbon Peach Lemonade Granta – great served as a dessert or cocktail on a hot day!

FAQ and Expert Tips

If you’re a bourbon lover, try switching out the vodka for rye bourbon for a delicious Kentucky Mule!

If you really love the pineapple flavor, try switching out plain vodka for pineapple vodka!

Add mint leaves or lime wedge for a garnish!

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Grilled Pineapple Mule

  • Author: Nicole Triebe
  • Prep Time: 3 minutes
  • Cook Time: 6 minutes
  • Total Time: 9 minutes
  • Yield: 1 1x
  • Category: Cocktail
  • Method: Grill
  • Cuisine: American

Description

Putting a summery twist on your classic Moscow mule with  grilled pineapple! This grilled pineapple mule is the perfect combination of spicy and sweet that will transport you to the islands with one sip! 

 


Ingredients

Scale
  • 1.5 ounces vodka
  • 1 ounce lime juice
  • 1 ounce pineapple juice
  • 3 ounces Gosling ginger beer
  • 1 grilled pineapple slice
  • Crushed ice

Instructions

Combine vodka with the lime and pineapple juices in a Moscow mule mug filled with ice.  Stir to combine. Garnish with a grilled pineapple slice and a mint sprig.


Notes

If you’re a bourbon lover, try switching out the vodka for rye bourbon for a delicious Kentucky Mule!

If you really love the pineapple flavor, try switching out plain vodka for pineapple vodka!

Add mint leaves or lime wedge for a garnish!

 

Keywords: vodka; pineapple; moscow coc

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1 Comment

  • Reply Tara February 18, 2019 at 9:56 pm

    This pineapple mule looks AH-MAZING. I just got some Moscow Mule mugs that I need to break in :). I love that the vodka is distilled from pineapples – really cool.

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