The Story Behind The Moscow Mule
The Moscow Mule was first introduced to the world in Manhattan in 1941. As the story goes, a bartender had mistakenly ordered too much ginger beer, and invented this drink to unload excess stock. It had the added benefit of featuring vodka, a spirit that wasn’t yet super mainstream. There is some debate around exactly who came up with this new classic, but most can agree that it’s hard to find a more refreshing and easy-to-make cocktail on a warm day.
- 2 ounces vodka
- 3 ounces ginger beer
- Juice of half a lime
- Add vodka and ginger beer to a copper mug (or highball glass).
- Fill with ice and stir briefly.
- Squeeze lime juice over the top and add wedges for garnish.