Moscow Mule

Friday, September 23, 2011

Moscow Mules are delicious, gingery and tart, but the very best thing about them, as far as I'm concerned, is the fantastic copper mugs they're traditionally served in! I'm thinking about scooping up a half dozen of these beauties-who's with me?


Moscow Mule

2 oz of vodka
3/4 oz of lime
1/4 oz of simple syrup
ginger beer

Combine vodka, lime and syrup in a shaker with ice; shake for 5-10 seconds. Pour into a mug or highball and top with ginger beer. Stir and garnish with a lime wedge and a sprig of mint.

Notes: The Moscow Mule is an all-American cocktail invented by a vodka distributor and his friend, a ginger beer producer-talk about capitalism at its finest! This cocktail doesn't require any particular vodka, but a strong ginger beer is best; try Fever Tree or Stewart's Ginger beers for bite!

Photo by Halberg Photographers.

31 comments:

  1. I saw this recipe a long time ago on Oprah. Why haven't I tried it yet?!

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  2. Lena, you have quite the repertoire! Have a lovely weekend, my dear. xo

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  3. I've never heard of this cocktail before. Love those copper mugs.

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  4. Fancy mugs always make a fancy drink look even fancier. Love Moscow Mules...one of my favs!
    xo

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  5. Mmmm how I love Moscow Mules! Gorgeous photo!!

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  6. so funny, my friend was slugging those down at the tipsy pig last night!

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  7. Hi Lovely!! Holy crap so I need one of those delicious cocktails! What time is it anyway? haha But I do have to say, this Moscow Mule sounds delicious! And an incredibly cool cup to sip it out of? done and done. I hope you had a beautiful week. Thank you for all of your loving comments. I know I have told you this before, but they truly mean so much to me! xoxo Samantha

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  8. hmm this makes me feel warm in the belly and sleepy.. is that normal? lol Maybe I am just sleepy in general today? Either way this looks like a fun drink to curl up with

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  9. I've never even heard of this, but it sounds fantastic! So cool and refreshing. I wonder if I'd be able to get this at a restaurant or bar? Not sure if a lot of places carry ginger beer (or do they?). Hmmm....

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  10. That sounds so refreshing! I think a drink that lovely should have a more feminine name though. Have a great weekend!

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  11. this is Oprah's favorite drink! so you know it must be good :)

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  12. This sounds absolutely divine. And I'm with you, those darling little cups are just perfect for sipping a drink out of :)

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  13. This is Oprah's favorite drink?? Does that mean if I drink it, I'll gain all the success in the world, become wildly popular and filthy rich? POUR ME ONE STAT.

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  14. I had one of these on Sunday and it was super refreshing. Somehow what's in your photo looks better though...I think I'll pour one out before I head over to Target for Round 5.

    *dons helmet and pats liver*

    xo,
    C

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  15. this sounds so good! hope you have a wonderful weekend, lena!

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  16. The name alone makes me want to try it!

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  17. Drinking out of a fancy cup, mug, or glass makes a drink so much more fun!

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  18. Where do you find copper mugs? They're gorgeous!

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  19. I agree, the presentation is gorgeous, I love silver! xo

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  21. what an amazing cocktail!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  22. I think {cv} would love one of these! I'm bookmarking this :) I just wish I could get some of those fabulous copper mugs...sigh. happy weekend! xoxo {av}

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  23. Yum!! Never heard of theses but they look divine! Thanks for sharing the recipe! xox

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    Blessings,
    Kat
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  24. Love this! It sounds so good and I think it's actually something both hubs and I would like! Score!

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  25. My favourite drink. Without a doubt!

    Although i tend to go with ginger ale (I prefer it!).

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  26. i JUST had one. loved it. the bar next to my office is home to a famous mixologist - as in, sponsored by all the top alcohol companies in competitions and what not - and he has another drink called Unconventional Wisdom - have you ever heard of it? It's AMAZING.

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  27. OMG i just tried these the other week for the first time and I LOVE THEM. but i keep calling it the moscow moose for some reason. haha.

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  28. Love them. I used to order them from a bar in Portland all the time. The best!

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