Moscow mule
Moscow mule

Moscow mule

Vodka + Ginger Beer + Lime juice
Difficulty Level
Type of glass
Highball glass
Mixing spoon
  • 45 ml (1 1/2 oz.) vodka
  • 8 ml (1/4 oz.) lime juice
  • 1 or 2 drops Angostura bitters (optional)
  • 120 ml (4 oz.) ginger beer
  • Ice cubes
  • Lime and lemon slices
In the glass

Combine vodka, lime juice, and Angostura bitters in a highball glass containing a few ice cubes.

Top up with ginger beer.

Stir using a mixing spoon 8 to 10 seconds.

Garnish with lime and lemon slices.

Did you know:

In 1939, most Americans were still unfamiliar with vodka. John Martin, then owner of the Smirnoff brand, had an old friend in named Jack Morgan who worked in Los Angeles trying to familiarize the American people with English ginger ale. They found the solution to their problem by combining vodka, ginger ale and lime to make the Moscow Mule. Martin would later admit: «The name didn't mean much, it was just catchy.»

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