What We're Drinking: Moscow Mules

November 30, 2016 1 Comment

The Moscow Mule, increasing in popularity recently due to its distinctive serving vessel — a copper mug — will be making plenty of appearances at bars in your neighborhood. Something about it just seems to fit with the holidays. Add this one to your home repertoire, because it looks impressive but is actually fairly hassle-free.

How easy? Behold this recipe.

  • Squeeze the juice of a lime (about ½ oz.) into your Copper Moscow Mule Mug.
  • Toss in the spent shell.
  • Add a small handful of ice cubes, pour in 2 oz. of vodka, fill with cold ginger beer (4 – 6 oz.).
  • Stir.

Just where does the name come from, you ask? Clearly there’s a nod to Russia because of the vodka in it. But fascinatingly, as Esquire magazine David Wondrich writes about its history, the drink was the marriage of a few early failures. In 1939 when John G. Martin and Jack Morgan were commiserating together in a Hollywood pub about the American public not wanting to buy their products (vodka and ginger beer, respectively). “The deal was done … dumped into a special copper mug — sourced by yet another friend with business problems — and stuck with a meaningless but catchy name. The Moscow Mule. A little careful promotion, and wham! Vodka's breakout cocktail.”

1 Response

Logan S P Chrysler
Logan S P Chrysler

December 26, 2016

I’ve made and tried 4 Moscow Mules since moving to NYC in the ’80’s, and believe it, they’re COOL! I still make them today here in the Pacific NW and they don’t even add pounds…

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