How to make a Moscow Mule

I had my first Moscow Mule over this past Christmas, and I must say that it was a delightful surprise.  Was it the bulging metalic vessel that did it?  Or its shiny copper color?  Or the interesting flavor profile of lime and ginger?  Or even the fact that the heaviness of the mug made it feel like a “hearty” cocktail (if there is such a thing), one that you might imagine a bearded Russian elder drinking if he were wearing one of those tall, furry hats and sitting by a fire and a room full of Eastern European dancers?  Well, you get the point!

Moscow Mule recipe

So how do you make this fine concoction?  Mix 9 parts vodka, 1 part lime juice, and 24 parts ginger beer.  In ounces, this is approximately 1 1/2 oz. vodka, 1/3 oz. lime, and 4 oz. of beer.  Mix the beer and vodka in a vessel with ice, and add the lime.  Add lime slice for garnish if you wish (recipe credit).  Adding a sprig of mint also seems to be typical (sidenote: is this mint/lime combo a carryover from the mojito craze?).

Of course, you’ll need the right mug – the copper mug.  Click on one of the pictures to get one.  One would think there are only so many ways a copper mug can be created, but that would not be correct.  So peruse and enjoy!

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