If you’re looking to add a signature cocktail to your wedding menu (and you totally should), add the best Moscow Mule recipe to the top of your list! We’ve tried a few Moscow Mule recipes in the past, but this one definitely rivals them all. We’ll show you what you need to make it yourself, tell you where to find the ingredients for proper presentation, and tell you where this drink really originated from. Enjoy!
Best Moscow Mule Recipe
First of all, here’s a fun fact about the Moscow Mule. Despite its name, the cocktail was not created in Russia. Instead, it was devised in Manhattan, New York in 1941. According to Esquire, where we also found the best Moscow mule recipe, three men from the beverage industry created the drink. Apparently, one was a beer distributor, one was a maker of ginger beer, and the third was a maker of vodka. Together, they put two shots of vodka in ginger beer and squeezed some lime in it and BOOM, drink made.
Interestingly enough, the cocktail was actually given the name “Little Moscow” after this trio’s location at the Chatham Hotel. The drink later became known as the Moscow Mule.
Long story short, another candidate known as Wes Price, a head bartender at the Cock’n Bull restaurant in Los Angeles, claims to have devised it while emptying out open stock from the bar. But who really knows? At the end of the day, all we know for sure is the Moscow Mule is a dang good drink and, when served in its signature copper mug, is a cocktail that is super easy to make.
Andrew and I were inspired to try this recipe, and, after trying a few different variations through they years, we’ve decided that THIS is the best Moscow mule recipe EVER. Take our word for it because this one is delicious.
Here’s what you’ll need (per 1 serving) – recipe via Esquire
– BAR INGREDIENTS –
o 1/2 oz lime juice (preferably from a fresh lime)
o 2 oz. vodka
o 6 oz. ginger beer
– SUPPLIES –
o Moscow Mule mug (authentic copper mugs, if possible)
o stirring rod
o lime squeezer
– HOW TO MAKE IT –
1. Squeeze lime juice (use your hands or, even better, one of these) into your Moscow Mule mug and drop in the rest of the rind
2. Add 2 or 3 ice cubes
3. Then pour in the vodka and fill the mug with cold ginger beer (must be cold– this is an important one)
4. Serve with a stirring rod
Moscow Mule Mugs
If you’d like to serve up your Moscow Mule mugs in authentic copper (it makes a difference, believe it or not!) here are some you can buy at Advanced Mixology. These mugs make awesome wedding gifts or additions to your home bar. They’re so popular this season, we’re even seeing couples give away copper mug favors!
Many of these mug sets even come with coasters and stirring rods. All you need are the bar supplies!
Anyways, I’ve tried a few recipes but the one we’ve shared today is definitely the best Moscow Mule recipe ever. Someone finally got the exact taste down to a science; I think it has to do with the order of ingredients. Lime juice first! Who would’ve thought?
Check out more Moscow mule mugs and accessories here.
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