Moscow Mule

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Added: 5th June 2020




The Moscow Mule is a classic cocktail that is made with vodka, ginger beer and lime juice. The origins of the Moscow Mule can be traced back to the 1940s, in Los Angeles. The drink was created by John G. Martin, who was the owner of G.F. Heublein Brothers, a East Coast spirits distributor and Jack Morgan, who owned the Cock ‘n’ Bull restaurant and bar on Sunset Boulevard. They were looking to popularize vodka, which was not yet well-known in the United States at the time, and ginger beer, which was relatively new to the market. They came up with the Moscow Mule, which was served in a copper mug and garnished with a lime. The name "Moscow" was added to the drink because vodka is primarily associated with Russia and the Mule part was added because the ginger beer was considered to have a "kick" similar to a mule. The Moscow Mule is a classic example of a "vodka cocktail" a category of drinks that are typically made with vodka as their base ingredient. The Moscow Mule is a perfect balance of sweet, spicy and strong and it's perfect for any occasion, particularly as a summertime or vacation drink. The Moscow Mule is a versatile drink that can be made with different types of vodka and variations on the recipe have been created over the years. It's typically garnished with lime wheel.