Moscow Mule Cocktail Recipe

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Apr. 16, 2015

So pretty much everyone knows that this cocktails invention is touted as a marketing tool to introduce Vodka to the American masses - and thereby securing vodka the top slot in sales... Cute story, but we'll never know if it's really true or how much is later embellishment.

A couple of keys to a great Moscow Mule are the crushed ice - you want a mix of small shards, snow, and chunks. This is easily achievable by wrapping cubes in a tea towel and smacking it with a rolling pin great energy release as well. The second is Ginger Beer don't use Ginger Ale, it lacks the depth, spice and complexity of Ginger Beer. We've also seen this mixed with a home made ginger syrup soda... it was pretty fantastic as well.


Vodka 2 Ounce
Ginger beer 3 Ounce
Lime 1/2 , juiced



Crush ice in a Lewis Bag, or folded inside a tea towel. 

Fill a Moscow Mule Copper mug with the crushed ice. 

Add rest of the ingredients to the mug and stir.


Garnish with a lime wheel and serve.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Easy
Servings: 1

Nutrition Facts

Serving size Complete recipe

Calories 164Calories from Fat

 % Daily Value*

Total Fat %

Saturated Fat %

Trans Fat 0 g


Sodium 6 mg0.25%

Total Carbohydrates 9 g3%

Dietary Fiber %

Sugars 7 g

Protein %

Vitamin A % Vitamin C %

Calcium % Iron %

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet