Stirring Up A Classic: Moscow Mule
Apparently, you can learn something new when you Google. Which is what just happened to me. I decided that I wanted to try my hand at making another cocktail, so I went venturing into Google to learn the specifics for my drink of choice: the Moscow Mule.
My favorite restaurant makes THE BEST Moscow Mule. And every time that chilled copper mug comes to me with ginger and whiskey – I do a little happy dance. Little, because the restaurant is usually packed and I don’t have the space to do a full on “Dayna loves the food/drink” dance.
So, back to what I learned. After my initial “how to make a Moscow Mule” Google phrase was entered, several recipes showed up and they had just three ingredients:
- Lime (there was a panic moment, but I found one lime hiding under some pears)
- Ginger Beer (YES! I still have 3 bottles left over from last week!)
*Cue my quizzical head tilt*
It seems that vodka is the thing that makes it a real Moscow Mule, while bourbon makes what some people call a Kentucky Mule. And since I love vodka* I decided to make one for myself.
Without further ado, here’s how I made my Moscow Mule.
Cut the lime in half and squeeze the lime juice into a tall glass (recipes will tell you to use a Collins glass. But while I am an adult, I’m not an adultadult – meaning I just used the tallest glass I own).
Add three or four ice cubes to the glass.
Pour in about 2-4 oz of vodka (Again, I’m not an adultadult, so I put in one shot).
Pour in Ginger Beer until the glass is full!
And aside from giving it a little stir to make sure everything’s mixed together, that’s it. Raise your glass and toast to the weekend.
*Seriously, this was the first hard liquor I ever had (after turning 21, or course!). Vodka is the best, which is why there is always a bottle in my freezer.
Post and Photos by Dayna Brownfield. Recipe via Esquire.