If you’ve never tried a Moscow Mule before, you’re missing out on a trendy refreshment that dates back to 1941.
Back then, North American’s weren’t into vodka at all and typically drank beer or whisky. The birth of the Moscow Mule was sort of of an amazing accident when a Russian woman immigrated to the U.S. and was struggling to sell 2,000 leftover copper mugs from her father’s factory. She walked into a Hollywood bar trying to offload the mugs and make a sale. She met the owner who at the time happened to be trying to sell his own brand of ginger beer and his friend who had recently purchased the floundering Smirnoff Distillery (yes, that Smirnoff Vodka). After hours of experimenting and trying to bring together the fizziness of the ginger beer, the punch of the vodka and the coldness of the copper mug, the Moscow Mule made its debut.
March 3rd is National Moscow Mule Day and Miku Toronto wants you to celebrate by making a marvellous Moscow Mule at home with their recipe.
This cool, refreshing cocktail combines vodka and a spritz of lime with the snappy spice of ginger beer and is served in an elegant copper mug to help preserve the temperature of the drink. This cocktail is simple to make and will definitely be your go-to this Spring!
To make this, you will also need; crushed ice, mint sprig and half a lime wedge.
The ingredients are simple:
60ml Absolut Vodka
2 squeezed Limes
3 dashes Angostura bitters
Top with Ginger Beer
Building your Moscow Mule is super easy. In your copper cup, drop in the ice, add your ingredients and garnish it with a mint sprig and lime wedge. No shaking or stirring necessary!
Have you ever had a Moscow Mule before? Ask for one next time you’re out for cocktails or make one for yourself at home and let us know what you think.