How To Make A Moscow Mule — Because You’ve Probably Never Heard Of It Before

Moscow Mule Recipe


In the winter, it’s best to drink like the Russians. Down the stuff that will keep you warm, or at the very least, the drinks that will get you so smashed you forget the temperature outside is hovering around zero. This Moscow Mule recipe is sure to keep you toasty, and toasted, until the spring.

Before diving lips first into the Moscow Mule recipe, let’s go over it’s origin story. Invented in 1941 by John G. Martin of G.F. Heublein Brothers, Inc., an East Coast spirits and food distributor, and Jack Morgan, president of Cock ‘n’ Bull products (and a leading producer of ginger beer), the Moscow Mule became popular in the 1950s when vodka started flying off shelves. Screw the Ruskies but damn if they didn’t make a damn good liquor.

In 2012, a Moscow Mule kit that included Cock ‘n Bull Ginger Beer was included as part of Oprah Winfrey’s Favorite Things list. AND YOU GET A MULE! AND YOU GET A MULE! YOU ALL GET MULES!

Moscow Mule Recipe

If you’ve never had one, the Moscow Mule recipe is a simple one. The Moscow Mule is a buck or mule cocktail made with vodka, ginger beer and lime juice. Toss in a wedge of lime for good measure and the Moscow Mule recipe is easily memorized and perfect for dinner parties starters or just straight crushing before heading out. Remember, you should taste more ginger beer and less vodka. This drink should last a long time and so should you.

To really get serious about your Moscow Mule consumption, serve it the right way — in a copper mug.

If you like the Moscow Mule, here are some other drinks involving ginger beer you might enjoy:

Beer Cup Punch Recipe

  • 1 1/2 oz. gin
  • 1 bottle(s) lager
  • 1 bottle(s) ginger beer
  • 1/2 oz. lemon juice
  • 1 splash(es) soda water

Dark And Stormy Recipe

  • 2 oz. dark rum
  • ginger beer to taste

Mexican Leprechaun Martini Recipe

  • 2 oz. Cabo Wabo blanco tequila
  • 1/2 oz. lime juice
  • ginger beer

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