Quick Cocktails | How To Make a Moscow Mule

The Moscow Mule is one of the most iconic cocktails ever created. You don’t have to be a fan of FX’s The Americans or a retired KGB agent to enjoy this classic cocktail. The perfect mix of sweetness and heat make for one of the most refreshing, enjoyable cocktails ever conceived, and its popularity has never seemed to wane completely since its inception in the 1940s. The drink was extremely popular in the 1950s and 60s but fell off a little bit until the recent classic cocktail revival of the last decade.

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How To Make A Moscow Mule

Made from vodka, ginger beer and lime, the Moscow Mule is always served in a copper mug. With so few ingredients, there is a lot that can go wrong if you don’t choose the freshest lime juice and the best vodka and ginger beer available.

Moscow Mule Ingredients

  • 4 oz Ginger beer
  • 1 1/2 oz Vodka
  • 1/6 oz Lime juice

Moscow Mule Preparation

Mix the vodka and ginger beer together in a copper ice filled mug. Add lime juice before stirring. Garnish the drink with a lime wedge. 


For a more in depth look at the history of the Moscow Mule and possible variations, check out:

MIX IT UP: The Moscow Mule 


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