Hump Day Quickie Cocktail #18: The Moscow Mule!


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.


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


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.


Now give the drink a quick stir.


And there you have it!


A delicious quickie-classic cocktail!

Cheers everyone!


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