Moscow Mule is not a Russian invention, but a success story from Hollywood. In the original version, the highball consists of vodka, ginger beer, and lime juice. More and more people swear by adding cucumber slices. We show how the Moscow Mule works properly.
Moscow Mule – Ingredients for 4 cups (approx. 200 ml each)
- 4-5 limes
- 8 cl vodka
- Ice cubes
- about 1/2 L of well-chilled ginger beer
Moscow Mule – this is how you prepare the drink:
Squeeze 4-5 limes in a container and measure approx. 100 ml of juice. Mix 8 cl vodka into the container with lime juice.
Put 2 ice cubes in each of four copper cups, top with the vodka mix. Serve the Moscow Mule with a lime wedge. Cheers!
Moscow Mule tasty vary
Nowadays, the classic recipe is often modified. Refreshing cucumber should not be missing in the long drink at the moment. It often happens that the strong ginger beer is replaced by the milder ginger ale, and limes are completely dispensed with. Incidentally, classic Moscow Mule is always served in proper style in Moscow Mule cups made of copper.
Make your own ginger beer for Moscow Mule
Ginger beer is the main ingredient of a really good ginger ale alongside vodka. You can buy ready-made ginger beer in the supermarket, but it is worth brewing the beer yourself at home. We’ll explain step by step how to do this!
Where did Moscow Mule get its name from?
There are many legends surrounding the invention of cocktails, including Moscow Mule. This is what bartenders say: Moscow Mule was invented in a Hollywood pub in 1941 and made vodka popular overnight in the United States. The idea of mixing the Russian spirit with ginger beer and lime juice came from two men: Smirnoff Vodka President Rudolph Kunett and pub owner John Morgan, who sells his own ginger beer.