How to make a Moscow Mule with Elixir G
The Moscow Mule has nothing to do with Russia. But just because the guy who invented it wasn’t trying to make Russian winters more bearable hasn’t stopped this drink from being a classic. This drink has seen its popularity grow steadily over the years and it has become standard in many bars. A bar that can’t pull off this drink isn’t worth getting excited about. The Moscow Mule has a truly unique flavor among cocktails and it keeps its fans coming for more and the copper mugs give the drink a lot of style.
But you shouldn’t have to rely on a bar to get this drink whenever you want it. You can be your own bartender if you know the recipe and are feeling a little thirsty at home. And unlike jumping behind the bar to make a Mule for yourself, you can’t get into any trouble making this cocktail at home. You can make it whenever you have a chance to relax and have nothing else to do but kick back and watch television or read a book. But drinking something like the Moscow Mule is always more enjoyable with company. If you have some extra mugs, invite your friends over and have a little party. Impress them with your ability to make this cocktail if you can.
- 2 oz vodka
- 1-ounce lime juice
- 4 oz ginger beer
- Slice of lime
- Pour ice into a copper mug or a glass
- Add the vodka, lime juice, and ginger beer and mix.
- Put in the lemon wedge.
That’s all you need for the Moscow Mule. Don’t forget the iconic copper cup. It may seem cliché but the cup is a big reason why the drink tastes so good. Copper is a good conductor for heat and cold so it chills the drink and makes it seem cooler. Just make sure to buy a mug that is food safe and not entirely copper in the inside. However, a cocktail glass works too if you are not interested in copper.
With that recipe, you can have this drink at any time of the year. Its chilled flavor makes it good for the summer and the ginger makes the drink appropriate for the winter holidays. The Moscow Mule goes with every season, it’s the kind of drink that Uncle Sam and Santa Claus can bond over. It’s simple to make as well so it’s something you can have at home as easy as you can order one at your favorite bar.
It is not exactly clear on how the Moscow Mule was invented, but it was definitely not in Moscow. However, vodka has always been a part of it. What is known is that it came from the United States. There are a few stories about how the Moscow Mule came to be but it seems to have either been born in Los Angeles or New York City. But there is no East Coast-West Coast showdown over this issue. The Moscow Mule made vodka popular in the United States and that fact alone is good enough a reason to grab a drink.