To make a Moscow Mule, you will need:
- 1.5 ounces vodka
- 0.5 ounces lime juice
- 4-6 ounces ginger beer
- Lime wedge or slice for garnish
- Fill a copper mug or highball glass with ice.
- Pour in the vodka and lime juice.
- Top with ginger beer.
- Stir to combine.
- Garnish with a lime wedge or slice.
- Serve and enjoy!
Note: You can also add a splash of simple syrup if you prefer a sweeter drink.
The Moscow Mule is a popular cocktail that originated in the United States in the 1940s. According to popular legend, the drink was created by John Martin, the owner of Smirnoff, and Jack Morgan, the owner of the Cock ‘n’ Bull pub on Sunset Boulevard in Los Angeles.
At the time, vodka was not a popular spirit in the United States, and Martin was looking for ways to promote it. Morgan, on the other hand, had a surplus of ginger beer and was looking for ways to use it. Together, they came up with the idea for the Moscow Mule, which combined vodka, ginger beer, and lime juice.
The drink gained popularity in the 1950s and 1960s, especially among celebrities and the Hollywood crowd. It has since become a classic cocktail enjoyed by people all over the world.
The Moscow Mule is traditionally served in a copper mug, which is believed to help keep the drink cold and enhance its flavors. However, any type of highball glass can be used if a copper mug is not available.