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. Morgan was also the proprietor of the Cock and Bull restaurant on Sunset Boulevard, where the drink thrived with their celebrity clientele.
Moscow Mule’s are always served in a copper mug. Why? Because it keeps the mixture colder longer than glass. Copper also has a chemical reaction with the acid from the lime, giving the drink a distinctive taste.
This popular concoction is relatively simple to make. We asked one of our favorite bartender at Portland’s Tasty n Sons, David Halpern, to show you exactly how to do it. Check out the video guide above; if you need the exact recipe, you can find that below!
- 2 oz vodka (here are some of the best vodkas for Moscow Mules)
- .5 oz fresh lime juice
- Ginger beer to top (these are our favorite ginger beers)
- Lime to garnish
Method: Add vodka and lime juice to copper mug. Top with ginger beer. Stir gently Garnish with lime. Cheers!