How to Make a Moscow Mule

One of the trendiest cocktails du jour that we are digging is the Moscow Mule.

The thirst quenching, spicy, yet tart drink was invented in 1941 by John G. Martin, a spirits distributor and “Jack” Morgan, President of Cock ‘n’ Bull Products, who produced ginger beer. Morgan was also the proprietor of the Cock and Bull restaurant on Sunset Boulevard where the drink thrived with their celebrity clientele.

Moscow Mule

Moscow Mule’s are always served in a copper mug; one reason being it keeps the cocktail cold longer than glass. Copper also has a chemical reaction with the acid from the lime, giving the cocktail a distinctive taste.

Moscow Mule

We worked with our favorite bartender at Portland’s Tasty n Sons, David Halpern to show you how to make a Moscow Mule.


  • Vodka
  • Fresh lime juice
  • Ginger beer
  • Lime garnish


  • Use a copper mug
  • Add 2 ounces of vodka
  • Add ½ ounce fresh lime juice
  • Top with ginger beer
  • Gently stir
  • Garnish with lime