Goldthread Plant-Based Tonics Elderberry Mule in a copper mug garnished with mint, lemon, and blueberries

Elderberry Mule Recipe

This juicy, minty mule is spirit-free but can be spiked with vodka if you so desire. Blueberries add a floral sweetness and just a touch of acidity, while ginger, lime and mint round out this complex, yet well-balanced libation. We love our Elderberry Defense tonic, the star of this cocktail, both for it's deep, beautiful hue and its powerful antioxidant properties. Serve in a gleaming copper mug for maximum aesthetic appeal.

Goldthread Plant-Based Tonics Elderberry Mule in a copper mug garnished with mint, lemon, and blueberries

INGREDIENTS:

For Blueberry Syrup:

  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup fresh blueberries

For Mule:

  • 1 oz. blueberry syrup
  • Juice from 1/2 lime 
  • 2 oz. Elderberry Defense Tonic 
  • Ginger beer, to top
  • Lime, for garnish
  • Blueberries, for garnish
  • Mint springs, for garnish 

Optional Ingredients:

  • 2 oz. vodka

INSTRUCTIONS:

To Make the Blueberry Syrup:

Combine water, sugar, and blueberries in a small saucepan over medium heat. Once sugar is dissolved, bring heat to low and simmer until blueberries are broken down and syrup is dark purple. Strain into a glass jar or contain to let cool completely.

To Make the Cocktail:

Fill a copper mug with ice. Pour blueberry syrup, lime juice, and Elderberry Defense tonic over ice and stir gently. Top with ginger beer and garnish with lime, mint, and extra blueberries. 

ABOUT ELDERBERRY DEFENSE

Elderberry Defense is our go-to tonic for supporting the body’s natural defenses and activating a strong immune response. It’s as delicious as it is effective and is the perfect travel companion for bolstering immunity and fighting inflammation.  Elderberry Defense is a great companion for times of high stress, helping the body to adapt to and reduce internal and external stressors.