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moscow mule in environment
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Moscow Mule

Absolut Vodka, Lime Juice, Ginger Beer, Lime

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Ingredients

How to make a Moscow Mule

Fill a chilled stainless steel or copper mule mug with ice cubes. Add 1.5 parts Absolut Vodka and .5 parts lime juice. Top up with ginger beer. Garnish with a lime wedge.

Story about Moscow Mule

What is a Moscow Mule?
The Moscow Mule is a beginner-friendly classic vodka cocktail that comes served in a jaw-dropping copper mug. In this recipe we’ll share just how easy the Moscow Mule really is to make, the importance of quality ingredients and why investing in the set of those cool copper mugs might be a good idea.
Let’s get into it!

What’s Russian about the Moscow Mule?
Sorry to disappoint you. But there’s nothing Russian about it. Rumor has it that the Moscow Mule was actually invented in 1941 New York. The only real link to Russia is that it has vodka in it, hence the Russian-sounding title. The same thing is true for the White Russians. They’re not even remotely Russian. Nyet. Sorry. Spasiba.

Can I use ginger ale instead of ginger beer in a Moscow Mule?
The short answer: Da!

You can replace ginger beer with ginger ale if that’s your thing.
Ginger ale has a sweeter and more intense flavor that can actually be really yummy. In the end, you’re the one who’s gonna be drinking it, so make sure to follow your heart and taste buds.

Hot tip: Garnish with a lime wedge to let whoever’s drinking adjust acidity levels by pressing their own lime juice into the glass!

Where can I find ginger beer?
Ginger beer is non-alcoholic and can be found in your favorite liquor store or supermarket.

Vodka? Vodka!
Wanna put your own twist on the drink? Try using one of our flavored vodkas! For example, why not make your berry own Raspberry Mule with Absolut Raspberri? Or spice things up with Absolut Peppar to make yourself a Fiery Mule!

How do you make a Moscow Mule from scratch?

You’d be surprised how easy it is to compose this beauty! In fact, all the mixing is done straight in the glass!

However, when it comes to simple drinks like this one, the best way to elevate your cocktail from “meh” to “MARRY ME” is to use the highest quality ingredients you can get your hands on. When it comes to vodka, we love to use this one, but we might be biased.

Why are Moscow Mules served in copper mugs?
You’ve probably seen someone order a Moscow Mule in the bar, glanced down at your own drink and whispered gently to the bartender: “why isn’t my drink shiny too?” No? Ok, then it’s just us.

ANYHOW, Copper is a thermal conductor, meaning it keeps your drink cooler for longer and won’t be affected by the temperature of your hand. It also looks absolutely dazzling and will make everyone else jealous of your impeccable taste in cocktails.

And no, it wouldn’t be the end of the world if you served it in another kind of metal mug or just a normal Rocks Glass instead. It’s still a great cocktail.

Recommendations:

Sea breeze
Interested in other beginner friendly vodka cocktails? This Sea Breeze is gonna knock your socks off.

Vodka Martini
Okay, we know it might sound intimidating, but really, if you can make a Moscow Mule you can make a Vodka Martini.

Margarita
Call her the Moscow Mule’s spicy sister, Ms. Margarita. A bit salty and never fails to lighten up the party!

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