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- Base Spirit Vodka
- Preparation Shaken
- Flavor Refreshing
- Served On the Rocks
Legend has it that the Moscow Mule was cerated in 1941 during a meeting between John A. Morgan, president of Cock ‘n’ Bull Products and owner of the Hollywood Cock ‘n’ Bull Restaurant; John G. Martin, president of G.F. Heublein Brothers Inc. of Hartford, Conn.; and Rudolph Kunett, president of the Pierre Smirnoff, Heublein’s vodka division. Allegedly, the three men dreamt up the drink as a remedy for both slow vodka sales and Morgan’s PR needs for his new ginger beer. According to the story, the copper mug that the Mule is traditionally served in was a marketing stunt. However, later accounts credit Wes Price, a bartender at the Cock ‘n’ Bull.
This recipe calls ginger syrup, but you can mess around with ginger ale or ginger beer in a crunch.
- Combine vodka, ginger syrup, and lime juice in a shaker with ice.
- Double strain into a copper mug.
- Add large format ice.
- Top with soda water.
- Garnish with lime wheel.