To me, the blend of ingredients is what make this refreshing Moscow Mule cocktail recipe so delish!
But what makes this refreshing Moscow Mule Cocktail really… cool? Why, it’s that crazy copper mug, of course!
Look at that condensation! Serving it in this vessel makes people smile.
“Nice mug!” they say.
Yes, it is. I love this mug. It keeps beverages colder longer than a coffee mug or a cocktail glass does.
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How to make the Moscow mule cocktail
We have vodka, lime juice and ginger beer.
That’s it. As my brother loves to say, “Simple, yet elegant!” That’s this drink in a nutshell.
I fill the mug with ice, all the way to the top.
I measure out two ounces of vodka.
I pour the vodka into the copper mug.
Next, I cut the lime in half and squeeze one of the halves. I find that it yields anywhere between 0.5 and 1 ounce of lime juice per half. I usually use whatever amount of juice the lime yields in this lovely cocktail. I then cut a lime wheel from the other half and set it aside.
It ended up being 3/4 of an ounce of lime juice.
I pour it into the mug to join the vodka.
The show stopper
I pour it out into a shot glass so I could take a photo of it, but usually I just fill the mug to the top with the ginger beer. My copper Moscow Mule mug is 16 ounces, which is bigger than the average copper mug, so it took around 6 ounces of the ginger beer, not the 4 ounces shown.
I used Goslings ginger beer, because frankly that’s the only one I could find at the store. It does have high fructose corn syrup in it, which I’m not fond of consuming, but I was in the mood for a Moscow Mule, so I didn’t have a choice. Goslings does have a nice spicy ginger taste to it.
Also, it’s good to note that most ginger beers aren’t alcoholic, they’re more like a ginger soda, spicier and stronger flavored than ginger ale.
I pour the ginger beer all the way to the rim of the copper mug.
Mmmmmm-mmm-mm! It’s wonderful how refreshing this drink is.
Here’s an aerial view.
I hope you enjoyed this Moscow Mule cocktail recipe.
Let me know if you make it by leaving me a comment. What is your favorite Ginger Beer?
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And as always, may all your dishes/drinks be delish!
Refreshing Moscow Mule Cocktail
- 2 ounces vodka
- 1 ounce lime juice anywhere between .5 and 1 ounce of juice
- 3 ounces Ginger beer or amount to fill mug
Garnish and Glassware
lime wheel for garnish
copper mug – or equivalent
- Fill mug with ice
- Add 2 ounces vodka
- Add lime juice (.5 – 1 ounce)
- Fill mug with ginger beer
- Place lime wheel on rim of mug