A cocktail with a lemon wheel and thyme sprig
Photography, Laurent Moynat

Apple-Ginger Mule Mocktail

French Chef Mohamed Cheik swaps out vodka for apple juice to create a zero-proof Mule.

As alcohol-free drink options increasingly go mainstream, this zero-proof drink is a must-try. A twist on the traditional Mule cocktail, apple juice replaces vodka and lime is muddled with fresh thyme. Top with ginger beer and you have a glass full of bright flavours.


A cocktail with a lemon wheel and thyme sprig


Servings 1 glass


  • 1/2 lime
  • 20 ml sugar syrup
  • 3 sprigs thyme
  • crushed ice
  • 50 ml ginger beer
  • 100 ml apple juice
  • 1 tsp. cane sugar


  • Slice the lime.
  • Pour sugar syrup into the glass, add the slices of lime and thyme leaves. Crush the ingredients together with a muddler. Finally add the crushed ice, ginger beer and apple juice.


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