I don’t know how it has taken me this many years to try a Moscow Mule. I had seen them everywhere. I knew they were served in gorgeous copper mugs, but somehow I always passed on them. Finally, one of my cool colleagues talked me into trying one. I can easily say that was the moment where the obsession began. I knew these would become my entertaining staples.
Fast forward to a few days later, a couple of hours of research and I found myself on a quest to find copper mugs. Online search led me to find copper mugs at a local Target which had them at a reasonable price. Before I knew it, here I was spending my Saturday evening purchasing mugs, ginger beer, vodka and limes with my mother-in-law as my accomplice.
I found good recipes for making your own ginger beer, but I haven’t tried these yet. I ended up finding an interesting brand of ginger beer at the liquor store. It is not very sweet, but it is very spicy. It gives the cocktail a very fresh, extra spicy, gingery taste. Now, because this ginger beer is not very sweet, it is possible to add a splash of simple syrup or agave to sweeten the cocktail to taste if you prefer a sweeter taste.
I use a mason jar as my cocktail shaker since it has a nice lid, no extra equipment required and I may own an unhealthy number of mason jars.
These Moscow Mules are great for entertaining. They are super quick to make and very appealing to serve out of copper mugs.
- 2 oz vodka
- Juice of ½ lime
- 4 oz of ginger beer, recommended Q Drinks Ginger Beer
- Copper Mugs for serving
- Fresh lime wedges for serving
- Mix vodka and lime juice and pour over ice.
- Shake vigorously for about 30 seconds.
- Pour into an ice filled copper mug and top with ginger beer.
- Garnish with lime wedges.