The Moscow Mule

The Moscow mule is actually several decades old.  It is a cocktail drink that uses vodka, lime, and ginger beer.  Traditionally served in copper mugs, the drink was invented by John G. Martin in the United States back in 1941.  So despite its name of Moscow mule, the cocktail is actually purely an American invention.  There are actually others who think that the Moscow mule is actually a Russian invention and that is exactly the appeal that this cocktail drink had when it was introduced back then.

These days, there are many bar-goers that talk about this drink.  Many think that this drink is a new one but in truth it is several decades old.  Although the Moscow mule is not as popular as margaritas or martinis, it still has its own spot as one of the cocktail drinks you should try within your lifetime.  This is because the Moscow mule is really that good – and very refreshing, in fact.  There are actually a lot of cocktail drinkers who love the Moscow mule because it is just a fun and great alcoholic cocktail drink to have.  If you have not experienced it yet, then you should at least try it.

The Moscow mule is actually a very easy cocktail drink to concoct.  However, it is crucial that you understand that there is a difference between ginger ale and ginger beer and that the Moscow mule exclusively uses only ginger beer.  Using ginger ale in making Moscow mule will not work.  If you can hardly tell the difference between the two ginger drinks, maybe you have to try tasting both first so that you can identify what is different between the two and why ginger beer is more suited in making Moscow mule.

The ingredients needed for the Moscow mule are:

2 oz. Vodka
½ oz. Lime Juice
4-6 oz. Ginger Beer

To make the Moscow mule, you need to first get your copper mug and add some ice inside it.  Then put in your 2 ounces of vodka along with half an ounce of lime juice.  After that, add in your 4-6 ounces of ginger beer.  Stir the contents to mix them all well together.  Finally, add your garnish of either mint or a lime.  Enjoy.

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