Hump Day Quickie Cocktail #18: The Moscow Mule!

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Happy Hump Day everyone!

Today we are giving you a two-for-one: an amazing quickie cocktail that is also a classic cocktail!

Say hello to the Moscow Mule, a delicious drink combining ginger beer, vodka, lime juice, and enchantment.

The Moscow Mule was created in the early 1940s by three people: John G. Martin, a liquor distributor from Connecticut, Jack Morgan, the owner of the Cock n’ Bull restaurant in Los Angeles and a producer of ginger beer, and Rudolph Kunett, the president of a vodka distributor. These three had the bright idea to combine their products to make a new cocktail in hopes of making some cash, and boy did it work.

The Moscow Mule, named because of the assumption that vodka is a Russian product, almost immediately took off on the West Coast, becoming incredibly popular in Hollywood. It spread around the country, and is still a very recognizable drink today.

And it also happens to be incredibly simple to make!

For the Moscow Mule, you will need:

  • 2 oz vodka
  • approx 4-6 oz ginger beer (NOT ginger ale)
  • 1/2 oz lime juice

Gather your ingredients, plus your fruit press, jiggers, bar spoon, and serving glass. Classically this drink was served in a copper mug, but you can also use a collins glass.

First, fill your serving glass with ice.

Next, squeeze your 1/2 oz of lime juice and pour it directly into the glass.

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Now measure out your 2 oz of vodka and add that in there.

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Now top off the glass with your ginger beer. Remember that ginger beer and ginger ale are NOT the same thing, and you need to use ginger beer for this.

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Now give the drink a quick stir.

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And there you have it!

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A delicious quickie-classic cocktail!

Cheers everyone!

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