Divide the vodka, hard cider and lime juice between two 16-ounce copper mugs (or equivalent).
Fill with ice and with ginger beer. Garnish with lime wedges or apple slices if desired.
VariationsAdd some cinnamon. Consider a splash of Fireball whiskey for a delicious autumn twist. Fireball cinnamon whisky is always a favorite!Use apple vodka. If you want a stronger apple flavor try apple vodka instead of regular vodka.Caramel vodka. Another complimentary flavor that will turn this into a Caramel Apple Mule.How to Make a Mocktail Moscow MuleSubstitute real apple cider for the vodka and hard cider (so 3 1/2 ounces), and make the rest the same (including the great copper mugs)!Copper Moscow Mule MugsA frosty copper mug are not required for Moscow Mules but are traditional (a regular glass can be used). I purchased the mugs in this recipe on Amazon.com.