Moscow Mule ingredients

Moscow Mule Recipe

The Moscow Mule, despite its name, is a classically American cocktail.

This refreshing drink stands out from the crowd thanks to its unique presentation in a frosty copper mug. 

Dreamed up in the 1940’s, this drink technically belongs to the “buck” family of cocktails -a drink consisting of spirit, ginger beer (or ale), and citrus-, and can be endlessly tweaked depending on what spirits and ingredients you prefer. 

For the classic Moscow Mule, You’ll Need: (With recommendations!)

  • Copper Mug (Definitely not necessary, but advised!)
  • 1.5-2.5 oz. Vodka (Bang-for-your-buck: Sobieski. Mid-shelfer: Tito’s or Crater Lake. Top tier: Hven or Jewel of Russia)
  • .5-1.5 oz. Lime Juice
  • 6 oz. Ginger Beer (I love Bundaberg, but Cock n’ Bull is the original!)
  • Lime wedge for garnish


  • Fill Copper Mug a little more than half way with ice
  • Pour vodka and lime juice together into Mug
  • Top off with Ginger Beer to taste
  • Garnish with lime wedge
  • ENJOY!

For tequila lovers, check out our Mexican Mule recipe!

For the whiskey fan, replace vodka with whiskey! See our Kentucky Mule Recipe for a truly awesome Kentucky Mule!

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