The Moscow Mule is a drink that was popular in the 50’a and 60’s and has had a resurgence this decade around the US. Go in to any modern bar and you will most likely see this on the cocktail menu. The Moscow Mule is a simple drink made from limes, ginger beer, and vodka and is served out of a copper mug. The copper mug has been used for centuries as a means for holding drinks, dating back to the 1600’s. Copper keeps the cocktail extremely cold the whole time you are nursing your beverage. My brother-in-law, an attorney in Atlanta, has started making these at home and I got him 2 copper mugs engraved with his initials for Christmas. Tonight he gave me a Moscow Mule tutorial, and the concoction was worth adding to the Katie’s Cocktail List! Thanks Esquire David….I hope to one day be as cool as you.
The Esquire’s Moscow Mule
2 oz. vodka (We used Tito’s Vodka)
3 oz. Ginger Beer (Preferred kind: DG Jamaican Ginger Beer)
Directions: In the bottom of the copper mug, squeeze in the juice of one lime. Fill the mug with ice. Pour in the vodka and the ginger beer. Garnish with a lime. Serve immediately. Makes one cocktail.
You can often find ginger beer in the international section of the grocery store or in most liquor stores, You can substitute ginger ale if you can’t find ginger beer. The cocktail will be sweeter, which maybe you would prefer!