2 oz Vodka
3 - 4 oz Spicy Ginger beer
2 Lime wedges
Moscow Mule mug or highball glass
Add the vodka and ginger beer to a highball glass or copper Moscow Mule mug filled with ice and stir briefly. Next, squeeze the lime wedges into the drink then use as garnish i.e. drop into drink and stir once more and serve.
Note: some recipes call for a sweetener such as simple syrup. If the Moscow Mule is too tart for your taste buds then by all means add .25 oz simple syrup to the drink. However I suggest trying it without first.
It had been invented around 1941 and though an executive at the Heublein drinks company, John G. Martin claimed he and Jack Morgan of the Cock 'n' Bull in Los Angeles came up with it, this is in dispute. The head bartender of the Cock 'n' Bull, a Mr. Wes Price also laid claim to the discovery. If given the choice between the man behind the bar, and a couple of executives, especially if one of those execs is a marketing fellow, well then I tend to believe the barman every time.
So all three were thrown together with a bit of lime to boot and the drink was born. But that is not the end by a long shot, as one bar and a copper cup cannot single handedly change the American consumer's perspective. The problem still existed for both Martin and Morgan, how to get more people to buy so they could deplete their stocks.
American ingenuity and drive at its best.
The Moscow Mule has a subtle bite and refreshing flavor — a great summertime sipper and extremely simple to mix up. Great for game day festivities.