A Moscow Mule is traditionally served in a copper mug or cup. The history of how the Moscow Mule and it’s copper mug is pretty interesting. In the 1930’s a man named John Martin purchased Smirnoff (yes, that Smirnoff). But vodka was not really very popular. While talking about how is vodka business wasn’t going so well to Jack Martin the owner of Cock N Bull, Jack Martin said that his Ginger Beer wasn’t doing so good either. As the story goes, a third person was bemoaning the fact that she couldn’t sell her copper mugs. Together they came up with the Moscow Mule! A genius marketing ploy!
Unfortunately I didn’t have any copper mugs! Well, I do have some, I know that I have a set from my grandmother, but I couldn’t find them!! I looked all over for them. So, I served them in a rocks glass. It worked, but I still wish that I could have used copper mugs!! As it is, this is a very easy cocktail. It’s just vodka and lime juice, topped with some ginger beer. It’s really refreshing and tasty.
- 2 ounces vodka
- 1 ounce lime juice
- 4-6 cracked ice cubes
- ginger beer to top
- lime slice for garnish
- Place ice, vodka and lime juice in a cocktail shaker. Shake vigorously until well frosted. Place cracked ice cubs in a chilled highball glass and strain the cocktail over them. Garnish with a lime slice.
Make this cocktail:
I’d like to thank our link ups from last week! Orval from A Potable Pastime, Death’s Door Vodka from A Potable Pastime, The Prairie Mule from Our Good Life (in the appropriate mug!), The Pale Island Sky from Three Beans on a String, and Georgia on My Mind from Hopelessly Ever After.
I’m linking up to:
Thursty Thursday @ Hopelessly Every After
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