Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Moscow Mule

This isn't a drink invented in Russia, but that's true of most Russian-themed cocktails. Rather it is a marketing tool for Smirnoff back in the 1950s. Back then no one drank vodka in the U.S. The newly re-settled company came up with this great ploy to have a great drink served in a noticeable mug, a copper Mule Mug so that everyone knew you were having a vodka drink.

It's funny to think there was a time when drinking vodka made you seem exotic or an individual among many who drank only beer or whiskey. This simple recipe still stands and still requires a copper mug.
  • 2 oz. vodka (Sobieski used)
  • 1 tbsp. lime juice
  • ginger beer
  • lime wedge
Pour vodka and lime juice in a Mule Mug full of ice. Top with ginger beer, stir gently, and garnish with a lime wedge.

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