The Moscow mule is a cocktail based on vodka, ginger beer and lime, born in the 40s in New York to relaunch Smirnoff vodka and ginger beer on the market. Although the purpose was purely commercial, the combination of these two drinks meant that the moscow mule cocktail became a much loved and appreciated drink all over the world.
But then in the war years it was less and less requested because of its name, despite the "Moscow mule" it had nothing to do with Russia, except for the basic spirit, vodka. In recent years it has come back into vogue, perhaps also due to the rediscovery of ginger, I loved it at the first sip because it is not too alcoholic and is very thirst-quenching.
Traditionally it should be served in a copper glass because it cools very quickly and because it is said to react with lime juice giving the cocktail a particular taste. However, if you have a tall tumbler at home, it will be fine of course! Since I tasted it, I have elected it my cocktail for summer 2017, together with my beloved Mojito of course; P
In short, this is the recipe I tried, if you like this kind try to make the moscow mule at home and let me know if you like it too: *
- Doses for 1 glass:
How to make the Moscow mule
Prepare your ingredients.
Put the ice cubes on the bottom of the glass (which you have left to rest in the freezer for at least half an hour), then add the lime juice and then the cold vodka from the fridge.
Pour in the ginger beer (also very cold), mix and garnish with a slice of lime.
Serve your Moscow mule.