Moscow Mule

Published on Nov 21, 2017

Despite its name and main ingredient, the Moscow Mule doesn’t originate in Russia.  Actually, it is an American cocktail, invented around 1941 in Manhattan by three men in the beverage industry.  According to George Sinclair, the three friends were in the Chatham bar.  One of them was John A. Morgan, owner of the Hollywood Cock ‘n’ Bull Restaurant; one was John G. Martin, president of G.F. Heublein Brothers Inc., and the third was Rudolph Kunett, president of the Pierre Smirnoff, Heublein’s vodka division. While sitting at the bar they wondered what would happen if a two-ounce shot joined with Morgan’s ginger beer and the squeeze of a lemon.  The concoction was put together, cups were raised and down went the first taste.  It was so good that it lifted the spirit of adventure, as they recall.  As a result, four or five days later the mixture was given a name – the Moscow mule.

Moscow Mule
  1. 2 oz Vodka
  2. 3 oz Ginger beer
  3. 2 Lime wedges
  1. Add vodka and ginger beer to a copper Moscow Mule mug filled with ice.
  2. Squeeze the lime wedges into the drink before adding them to the glass.
  3. Stir briefly.

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