The Moscow Mule is a classic, refreshing vodka cocktail, great for hot summer days or a night out on the town. It isn't the most complicated recipe, but the Moscow Mule is certainly delicious if you're looking for something frosty, gingery, and crisp. We recommend using fresh lime juice, as the bottled stuff from concentrate has a lot less in the way of aromatics and tartness. A good, spicy ginger beer (not ginger ale) also goes a long way in this recipe, and can really be thought of as the star of the show.
The original Moscow Mule cocktail was invented as the result of a collaboration between Smirnoff vodka and Cock'n Bull ginger beer in 1941, and it went on to popularize vodka (and, of course, those snazzy copper mugs) in America for decades to come. In fact, the history of the Moscow Mule as a whole is a pretty fascinating one.
|2 oz vodka|
|5 oz ginger beer|
|0.5 oz lime juice|
Preparation: How to make a Moscow Mule
- Add all ingredients to a mug (preferably copper) or Collins glass with ice, garnish with a lime wedge, and enjoy.