Low-FODMAP Moscow and Kentucky Mule Cocktail Recipes; Gluten-free, Vegan

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Here are 2 easy, low-FODMAP vodka and low-FODMAP bourbon whisky based mule recipes; Low-FODMAP Moscow Mule and Low-FODMAP Kentucky Mule cocktails.  Enjoy them in moderation by the fire, on a hot summer day, or anytime of year.  Having a low-FODMAP cocktail option is handy so you don’t feel left out of the social activities.

This low-FODMAP Mule cocktail recipe is also low-calorie, due to the addition of Zevia mixer (sweetened with stevia).

While not essential, this recipe is even more fun if you have one of these traditional copper mugs to serve them in!  The story goes that the first Moscow Mule cocktail was served in 1941, and as the beverage was popularized around the nation, bartenders would pose with a bottle of vodka and the copper mug.

Remember, alcohol is a GI irritant and can flare up IBS so only indulge if you are aware that you can tolerate it (for me, one drink every 3 months is plenty).  Additionally, carbonation may be a trigger for some people with IBS. Sip your beverage slowly and listen to your body 🙂

See my blog on low-FODMAP cocktail and drink options for more details.

Check out over 300 more low-FODMAP recipes on the blog, including low-FODMAP Gin Fizz and low-FODMAP margaritas.

Be healthy and happy,

Rachel Pauls, MD


Low-FODMAP Moscow and Kentucky Mule Recipes; Gluten-free, Vegan

Note 1: This recipe has not been tested for FODMAP levels, however the ingredients appear safe.  Test for your own tolerance to the alcohol, the amount of lime juice and the carbonation in the ginger beer.

Note 2 Regarding the ginger beer: I used a zero-calorie commercially available ginger beer, that contains Stevia.  Stevia is made with erythritol, which is often noted to be low-FODMAP.  However, the tricky thing with erythritol is that when it is added to foods containing fructose then it can lead to issues with FODMAP absorption.  The amount of lime juice in this beverage is not high in fructose, but test for your own tolerance in this formulation.  If you select a brand of ginger beer that contains sugar, then that would not cause issues (of course, avoid any with high fructose corn syrup).  Or else, if you are adventurous, you can brew your own ginger beer at home!

Note 3:  Ginger beer is not actual beer so it can be gluten-free.  Whiskey and other alcohols are also gluten-free as distilling the alcohol removes the proteins. Check your brand to make sure, if necessary for your health.

Low-FODMAP Moscow Mule

Servings: 1

Prep time: 10 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 ounce vodka
  • 1/2 ounce fresh squeezed lime juice
  • 1/2 cup ginger beer (I used Zevia brand, sweetened with Stevia)
  • ice cubes to fill glass
  • limes for garnish

Directions

  • Place vodka and lime juice in copper mug and stir well
  • Top with ginger beer and garnish with lime wedges, or low-FODMAP raspberries

Low-FODMAP Kentucky Mule

Servings: 1

Prep time: 10 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 ounce bourbon/whiskey
  • 1/2 ounce fresh squeezed lime juice
  • 1/2 cup ginger beer (I used Zevia brand, sweetened with Stevia)
  • ice cubes to fill glass
  • limes and mint sprigs for garnish

Directions

  • Place bourbon and lime juice in copper mug and stir well
  • Top with ginger beer and garnish with lime wedges and mint sprigs
  • Can also muddle the mint with the lime juice and mix into the low-FODMAP cocktail

Cheers!

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