Cocktail Spotlight Sweetheart Mule | The Wandering Tavern

Sweetheart Mule by The Wandering Tavern

 A Perfect Drink for Couples!

Welcome back, Wandering Tavern Cocktail Fans! Today, we’re stirring up something truly delightful, a sweeter twist on a classic drinkThe Sweetheart Mule. With its vibrant color and crisp refreshing citrus flavors, this drink is sure to steal your heart. 

Sweetheart Mule by The Wandering Tavern Setup photo

When Love is in the Air!

Let this simple but delectable recipe satisfy your cocktail craving. Perfect for sipping with your significant other, or simply treating yourself to a little indulgence. Cheers to love, laughter, and delicious libations!

Recipe Ingredients:

The Sweetheart Mule with Red Sugar Rim

Shaker Components:

Cubed Ice
2 oz. Orange Vodka
1/4 lime, squeezed
1 oz. Raspberry Simple Syrup

Drink Topper:

2 Oz. Ginger Beer

Red Sugar Rim:

Sugar (Red Food Coloring will make it Red)


Lime Wheel

How to Mix up the Sweetheart Mule!

Before you can make this drink, you will need to gather up all the ingredients before you can embark on our mixological adventure. Most are easily found at your local grocery outlet and liquor store including raspberry syrup. However, if you are a DIYer like me then you can make this on your own. Here is a quick simple 3 ingredient recipe for homemade raspberry simple syrup.

Easy 3 Ingredient

Raspberry Simple Syrup


1 cup fresh - raspberries
1 cup - granulated sugar
1 cup - water


In a saucepan, combine the raspberries, sugar, and water.
Heat the mixture over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until the sugar has dissolved, and the raspberries have broken down, about 5-7 minutes.
Once the mixture comes to a simmer, reduce the heat to low and let it simmer for an additional 5 minutes.
Remove the saucepan from the heat and let the syrup cool completely.
Strain the syrup through a fine-mesh sieve to remove the raspberry seeds.
Transfer the syrup to a clean bottle or jar and store it in the refrigerator until ready to use.

let’s get mixing:

Fill your Cocktail shaker with ice, then combine 2 oz. of orange vodka. Squeeze in the juice of 1/4 lime for a citrusy kick and add in 1 oz. of our raspberry simple syrup for a burst of fruity sweetness. 


Now shake it up vigorously for about 10 seconds to chill the ingredients and achieve that perfect dilution. 

Get All your Ingredients ready!

Sweetheart Mule Setup ingredients

Now it’s Time to bring it all together:

Now it’s time to bring it all together – Fill your pre-sugared glassware with ice cubes and strain the contents of the shaker into the prepared glass, ensuring you capture all those delicious flavors.


Top it all off with 2 oz. of zesty ginger beer for perfect effervescent finish. 


Garnish with a lime wheel and serve or enjoy – the lime gives The Sweetheart Mule an extra pop of color and flavor.

And there you have it, wanderers – your very own Sweetheart Mule cocktail! Stay tuned for more recipes and cocktail creations here at The Wandering Tavern!  

Watch the Sweetheart Mule Creation in Action!