Moscow Mule : : Cocktail of the Week

Components

  • 42 Below Vodka
  • Limes
  • Ginger Beer
  • Mint to garnish
  • A classic copper mug for the aesthetic

 

Method

  • Muddle 4 lime slices and a touch of fresh lime juice in the bottom of your jug.
  • Fill mug with ice and measure 50ml of 42 Below Vodka into the mix.
  • Top with ginger beer.
  • Stir a little, top with crushed ice and garnish with a mint spring.
  • Enjoy cold.

 

 

Backstory

Why, hello there, vodka fans. Welcome to your new favourite drink.

 

“Martin and Kunett had their minds on their vodka and wondered what would happen if a two-ounce shot joined with Morgan's ginger beer and the squeeze of a lemon. Ice was ordered, lemons procured, mugs ushered in and the concoction put together. Cups were raised, the men counted five and down went the first taste. It was good. It lifted the spirit to adventure. Four or five later the mixture was christened the Moscow Mule...”

The New York Herald Tribune

 

Originating from the US, and borne out of the vodka craze of the 50’s, the Moscow Mule pays homage to the spirits Russian heritage. A buck cocktail, made of nothing but vodka, lime, and ginger beer, this refreshing of tipple is traditionally served in a copper mug (as illustrated). Invented in the early 1940’s by a man John G. Martin and Jack Morgan to be sold out of bars in Manhattan, the drink quickly made its popular debut on the west coast of America. The rest is history.

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