The Moscow Mule is a long drink with a simple formula: vodka, ginger beer and lime juice served over ice in a copper mug.
A perfect fresh drink, the Moscow Mule is a vodka-based cocktail created in the 1940s by John G. Martin who had purchased the Smirnoff brand and Jack Morgan owner of the Cock’s Bull.
The Moscow Mule was typically served in specially engraved copper mugs to try to promote the vodka consumption in America.
- 2 ounces vodka
- ½ ounce fresh lime juice
- 3 ounces ginger beer
In a cocktail shaker, half filled with ice, combine vodka and lime juice and shake until chilled, about 15 seconds. Pour into a mug, preferably copper, filled with crushed ice. Add ginger beer. Garnish with a slice of lime.