Moscow Mule

Moscow Mule


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If you’re looking to serve a unique adult beverage this holiday season give the Moscow Mule a try. A Moscow Mule, also know as a Vodka Buck, is a mule made with vodka, spicy ginger beer, simple syrup, and lime juice, garnished with a slice of lime. Served in a copper mug this cocktail became popular during the 1950s vodka craze here in the United States. The Moscow Mule was invented in 1941 by John G. Martin of G.F. Heublein Brothers, Inc., an East Coast spirits and food distributor based in Hartford, Connecticut, and Jack Morgan, president of Cock ‘n’ Bull Products (which produced ginger beer) and proprietor of the famous Cock ‘n’ Bull restaurant on Sunset Boulevard in Los Angeles.

  • Ice Cubes
  • Juice Of 1 Lime
  • Lime Wedges For Garnish
  • 4 Ounces Vodka
  • 6 Ounces Ginger Beer
  • 2 Ounces Simple Syrup
  1. Pour vodka and lime juice into a copper mug. Add ice cubes, ginger beer, and simple syrup. Stir to combine. Drop a lime wedge into the mug for garnish.
  2. Makes 2 Drinks.
  3. Note: If you don’t have copper mugs don’t sweat it. Just use tall glasses instead.
  4. "Work With What You Got!"
  5. © Victoria Hart Glavin Tiny New York Kitchen © 2015 All Rights Reserved


Victoria has been cooking and writing recipes since she was a a young girl. Originally from Nebraska, her appreciation for culinary technique took off when she moved to Lyon, France. Victoria is published in Hearst Newspapers, Greenwich Free Press, New Canaanite, and more.

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