How to Make a Moscow Mule

10 Nov

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Not too long ago my good friend, Monica, introduced me to the Moscow Mule cocktail. I remember having a little laugh when she ordered it for us, and being intrigued by the name (I can be sold on things pretty easily sometimes, ha). It was so good! I’m not a big fan of really sweet drinks, or strong tasting drinks. This one was just right: a little sweet and a little sour. Magic in a cup.

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Apparently the development of this drink happened around 1941 when a ginger beer producer and two other alcohol distributors got together in Manhattan and mixed vodka with ginger beer and lime.  It was named a Moscow Mule, which was appropriately fitting “Moscow” for the Russian origin of Vodka and “Mule” for a mule or buck cocktail.  I had never heard of a drink called that either, but this is when a hard alcohol is mixed with ginger ale, ginger beer, or a citrus juice.

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Some restaurants will even serve these delightful drinks in a copper mug…fun right? As far as this copper mug history is concerned, it was more of a marketing gimmick than anything, but hey…who doesn’t like drinking out of a fun glass?!

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If you can’t find ginger beer, a ginger ale will work just fine. I do, however, like the taste better with ginger beer. It has a stronger ginger flavor that is oh, so, tasty. Some people don’t add the mint to their mules, but I love the added minty flavor.

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This recipe is so easy to throw together and is a fun drink to share when you have company over. You can easily adapt the ratios to make the perfect Moscow Mule for anyone’s liking. I thought I’d share this before the holiday season was in full gear. It’s great for when friends and family are visiting! Enjoy!

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2 Responses to “How to Make a Moscow Mule”

  1. Pam December 31, 2013 at 4:15 pm #

    Sounds delious! Can you recommend a brand of ginger beer and where to purchase it, or is it homemade?

    • Joanna January 5, 2014 at 5:58 pm #

      Hi Pam!
      We use Fever Tree quite often

      I also love Fentimans

      Fentimans also has a delicious rose lemonade! Mmm!

      Take care!

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