Blackberry Sage Moscow Mules

Blackberry Sage Moscow Mules

A Blackberry Sage Moscow Mule just sounded like an exotic treat to go inside my pretty copper mugs for Thanksgiving.

Instead of going with pumpkin mules, which I thought would too predictable, I deicide to take a few of the more savory fall flavor profiles to make a more savory version with Blackberry Sage Moscow Mules for the holidays. When I think of Thanksgiving, sage is one of the main ingredients that comes to mind, since it is in everything from stuffing to the turkey.  

One of the main ingredients in a Moscow Mule is ginger beer. I was very excited to find this tasty locally crafted beer, from right here in Atlanta, since I always love to support my local businesses.

This spicy Thai wheatgrass ale not only has a great ginger flavor, but also has a great lemongrass undertone that is perfect for this cocktail.

Blackberry Sage Moscow Mule

  • 3-5 muddled Blackberries per cup
  • 5 oz Thai Wheat Spicy Lemongrass Ginger beer, (any Ginger Beer will work)
  • 2 oz Sage Simple Syrup (recipe below)
  • 1 oz Vodka
  • Candied Ginger (garnish)

Muddle blackberries in the bottom of a copper mug. Pour in sage syrup and fill mug with crushed ice. Top off with vodka and we used Thai Wheat Lemongrass Ginger beer, a local microbrew. Stir to combine. Garnish with a blackberry, sage leaves and candied ginger pieces.


  • 2 cups water
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • fresh sage, about 30 to 40 leaves

Bring the water to a boil.  First add in sugar, and stir to dissolve. Then add sage leaves, allowing them to infuse the water by boiling for 60 seconds. Remove pan from direct heat, cover and let steep for 30 minutes to 1 hour, depending on how strong of flavor you would like to develop. Pour the cooled syrup through a mesh strainer into an airtight jar or container. This syrup may be stored in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks. Pre chilled is recommended for drinks.

*You can also use previously frozen sage as seen in our Herbivores’ Harvest post for this technique. Just remember to allow for the water content in each cube for this recipe. 

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  1. Elicit Folio

    This recipe sounds so yummy! Can’t wait to try!

  2. Tren

    Thanks for the idea. It seems like it’s a tasty drink. And definitely easy to make

  3. Amber Meyers

    5 stars
    What a great drink idea love this post so much!

  4. Wow beautifully prepared and it looks delicious!

  5. Mrsg

    I love the twist of the sage, it would be delicious to try I’m sure!

  6. Looks delicious! I like the pics too 🙂

  7. I absolutely love Moscow Mules! I need to try this blackberry and sage twist. Such a good idea 🙂

  8. Fiorella H

    We get so many blackberries from the forest close at home, but not so many ideas of what to do with them. This is a great idea for a Friday night too!

  9. This sounds so delicious! My partner loves moscow mules but the traditional ones are a bit too ginger-y for my taste. So I think with the blackberry, sage and lemongrass, I would love this one!

  10. Oooh! I don’t know what I like more the blackberry sage drink or the beautiful copper mugs. Definitely trying this out on the weekend!

  11. I’ve never tried Moscow Mules before, but reading this definitely I’m going to try it.

  12. Always creative, yet perfect sounding together. I can’t wait to try out this recipe. People will think I’m fancy!! Lol. Thanks again Jen! Xo

  13. Love this recipe! I was just saying how I want to do a more seasonal mule for the holidays.

  14. I totally agree, pumpkin is predictable, and I can only take so much in one season. This sounds like a nice combo of flavors, going to give it a shot!

  15. We are so going to make this while we are in vacation next week. Yum!

  16. wow looks delicious! thanks for sharing the recipe !

  17. Searcy

    Yummmm I love Moscow mules but I’ve never had it like this. I will definitely need to try this. Great photos too.

  18. Sonja

    This sounds so good! I love a good moscow mule!

  19. This looks delicious I definitely need it to kick start the weekend

  20. I love the fresh berries and sage in this cocktail. Mixes all the best ingredients together for sure.

  21. Monica Simpson

    This sounds super tasty. I love the use of sage along with the blackberries.

  22. Jasmine Martin

    Ooooo I am a huge fan of blackberry so I am definitely going to have to try this. I know that this tastes amazing.

  23. Jenny

    Another stunning drink on show! Looks delicious!

  24. I’m not a fan of ginger beer so I wonder what would you substitute it with…but love blackberries;)

  25. Digitaldaybook

    Oh I love blackberries so this sounds super tasty!

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