The Moscow Mule is the “IT” cocktail of the season.
You can not sit at bar in NYC these days without hearing someone order a Moscow Mule, or have your bartender offer you his special twist on the classic recipe. I have seen mango, mint and orange on the menu. We even have our own twist here on the blog. We created it long before this latest trend and it’s great if you want to give it a try. We call it the Summer Moscow Mule.
For those looking for the classic version, I’m sharing the recipe and a little history below. If you want to stay true to the original then you need to serve this cocktail in a copper mug. I just saw them on sale at Crate and Barrel, but the internet is full of options if you perform a simple google search. The Moscow Mule is a refreshing drink and should be served ultra-cold. The copper mug is perfect because it keeps the drink cold – you won’t need as much ice and therefore won’t water down your drink.
Servings: Makes 1
- Ice cubes
- 1/4 cup vodka
- 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
- 1/2 cup chilled ginger beer
- 1 lime wedge
Fill tall glass or copper much with ice.
Add vodka and lime juice, then ginger beer; stir to mix.
Garnish with lime wedge
Enjoy and please remember to drink and serve responsibly.