“Moscow Mule” Delivers a Kick

27 Sep

In 1941, in order to sell exotic “white whiskey” (a.k.a. vodka) and move a supply of ginger beer, liquor distributor John G. Martin and Jack Morgan, owner of the Cock ‘n’ Bull bar in Hollywood, created the Moscow Mule. To achieve the drink’s signature strong “mule-kick” finish, be sure to use a quality naturally brewed ginger beer, like Fentiman’s or Reed’s.


  • Ice cubes
  • 1/4 cup vodka
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
  • 1/2 cup chilled ginger beer
  • 1 lime wedge


  • Fill tall glass with ice. Add vodka & lime juice, then ginger beer; stir; Garnish with lime wedge.


One Response to ““Moscow Mule” Delivers a Kick”

  1. Moscow Mule August 6, 2010 at 10:56 pm #

    Don’t forget that you’re supposed to drink it in a copper mug. I never quite got why that is but really why have any kind of particular vessel for a kind of drink. Can’t you drink martinis from wine glass and have them taste the same?

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