Classic Moscow Mules
True Fact: this years most googled cocktail the moscow mule
The Moscow Mule is my favorite.
It's one of those cocktails that is so refreshing. You can drink it all night without feeling bloated and it tastes delicious! When I first started going out to bars when I was 21 I always ordered the same thing: cranberry vodka. I grew really bored of it, really fast. I'm a vodka girl by nature (Dad, are we like part russian or something?) I was out at a bar one night and a friend told me to try it. I remember I had to hand over my debit card and couldn't retrieve it until I gave the empty copper mug back (they're so pricy!) But I suppose the copper mug makes it a traditional moscow mule. It just doesn't taste the same served in a glass.
The Mule actually came to birth in the United States in the 1940's in New York city but it's grown to be pretty popular on the West Coast. It's a unique blend of ginger beer + vodka + lime + mint. There are tons of variations out now a days. The best one I've had was at the yard house, it was a tropical mule made with pineapple and rum, YUM! Next time your with your buds you might wanna give em a try, I've never met someone who didn't like a mule, just sayin'.
8 ounces of ginger beer
1 1/2 ounces of vodka
juice from half a lime
Tablespoon of muddled mint
Fill a copper mug with crushed ice. Pour in ginger beer, vodka, mint and squeezed lime juice. Stir gently. Garnish with a lime wedge + mint sprig.
note: you can sub ginger beer with ginger ale, ginger beer is accessible at most liquor stores. Goslings Ginger Beer is my favorite.
yields one cocktail