moscow muleI 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.

Moscow Mule
Recipe type: Cocktail
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Serves: 1
Fresh and easy Moscow Mule
  • 2 oz vodka
  • Juice of ½ lime
  • 4 oz of ginger beer, recommended Q Drinks Ginger Beer
  • Ice
  • Copper Mugs for serving
  • Fresh lime wedges for serving
  1. Mix vodka and lime juice and pour over ice.
  2. Shake vigorously for about 30 seconds.
  3. Pour into an ice filled copper mug and top with ginger beer.
  4. Garnish with lime wedges.