Here we are in the middle of our deep dive of the Moscow Mule. We have looked at the history of the cocktail and examined the individual ingredients. Now, all we have to do is execute on what I feel is the best Moscow Mule recipe we can make. So today, we are going to create an accurate and the best Moscow Mule recipe that we can. Go directly to recipe.
If you have been following along or have checked out any of the links to the previous post, you know where this is going. The Moscow Mule was an invention of brands. The head of Smirnoff Vodka, the creator of Cock ‘n Bull Ginger Beer, and an owner of a copper mine sat down at a table in 1940 to try and find a way to sell their products. At that time, neither vodka or ginger beer were popular drinks in America. The Moscow Mule was invented at that table. Pin this recipe now.
So, due to the marketing prowess of these two companies, the Moscow Mule was born. I can’t think of any other ingredients or recipe to use that the exact recipe that the inventor used. Here is a quote from the former CEO of Smirnoff and the inventor of the Moscow Mule:
“And so with Kunett, one evening, Morgan, Ozaline Schmidt, and I met at the bar of the Cock ‘n Bull restaurant and tried to think up a drink for Smirnoff Vodka with ginger beer. We finally came up with the name ‘Moscow Mule.’ Just how it originated, I don’t know, but I imagine it had to do with a kick. The Moscow Mule eventually developed to be a 2 oz drink of Smirnoff Vodka, put in a copper mug made by Ozaline. Then, mixed with ginger beer from Morgan’s Cock ‘n Bull ginger beer bottle and a squeeze of lime.”
There it is. An accurate Moscow Mule recipe straight from the inventor of the cocktail. Read on for the recipe form.
The Best Moscow mule recipe
- 1 Copper Mug
- 2 Ounces Smirnoff Vodka
- 1 Bottle of Cock ‘n Bull ginger beer
- 1/2 lime, juice
- Lime slice, garnish
Add ice to copper mug
Add vodka to mug
Fill mug with ginger beer
Squeeze ½ lime into drink
Garnish with lime slice
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