The Moscow Mule is a classic drink. It typically comes served in a copper mug and it comprised of vodka, ginger beer, and line. There’s something about the copper mug that makes the drink an instant classic and a very unique addition to any line of drinks.
History Of The Moscow Mule
In 1941 a Russian woman named Sophie Berezinski was on her way to America. Her father owned a copper company in Russia known as The Moscow Copper Company. They had stamped out 2,000 copper cups that they were having a hard time selling in Russia. Sophie and her father decided she should go to America to try and sell the mugs.
Sophie arrived in America only to have the same problem trying to sell the mugs as she did in Russia. She was almost ready to give up when she met John Martin. Martin had just purchased the floundering Smirnoff Vodka company and was looking for a way to reinvigorate the company.
They combined their efforts with Jack Morgan, who was trying to introduce his ginger beer to the world. The three came up with a drink recipe that would live on and thrive know as the moscow mule. A mix of Vodka, Ginger Beer, and a Copper Mug. The copper mug was perfect because it kept the drink cool and helped enhance the flavor and aroma of the drink.
Unique Ways To Make A Moscow Mule
Classic Moscow Mule
2 oz Vodka
1/2 oz Freshly squeezed lime juice
5 oz Ginger beer
Mint and lime for garnish
Fill a copper mug with ice.
Pour in vodka, lime juice, and ginger beer.
Stir to combine all the ingredients.
Add fresh mint sprigs and lime slices as a garnish and to give it a little hint of mint flavor.
Orange Moscow Mule
2 oz. vodka
2 oz. orange juice
4 oz. ginger beer non-alcoholic
juice of 1/2 lime
optional: basil for garnish
Combine all ingredients in a copper mug.
Add ice and stir.
Garnish with orange slice and basil (optional).
Pineapple and Ginger Moscow Mule
1½ ounce vodka, Tito’s, Grey Goose, Kettle One
¾ ounce Ginger Simple Syrup (recipe below)
Juice of ½ lime, freshly squeezed
splash pineapple juice
Combine the vodka, simple syrup and lime juice in a cocktail shaker with a single ice cube.
Shake well, then strain over ice into a copper mug.
Add a splash of pineapple juice and top with club soda.
Garnish with a lime, candied pineapple or a pineapple flower!
Ginger Simple Syrup
1 cup fresh ginger juice
1 cup caster sugar
Bring to a simmer to reduce the sugar and juice.
Remove from heat, let it cool then transfer to a bottle to keep in the fridge.
Georgia Peach Moscow Mule
1 1/2 ounces Peach Vodka
1/2 ounce Fresh Lime Juice
1/2 cup Ginger Beer
1-2 stems of fresh Mint, plus more for garnish
1 Peach, peeled and sliced
Fresh Lime wedges, Peaches, and Mint for garnish
In your mug smash/muddle 1/2 your fresh peeled peach and fresh mint “clapped” between your hands to release the aromatics.
Pour in vodka, lime juice and add ice cubes. Top with ginger beer, stir to combine and garnish.
Blackberry Moscow Mule
1 lime wheel
1 1/2 oz vodka
Your favorite ginger beer
Mint for garnish
In the bottom of a copper Moscow mule mug, muddle together the blackberries and lime. Fill the glass half full of ice. Add the vodka and fill the rest of the way with ginger beer. Stir to combine.