Transport yourself back to Manhattan 1941 and our Moscow Mule story begins. As the story goes, a bartender had mistakenly ordered too much ginger beer, and invented this drink to unload excess stock. What a clever chap! Actually, there is some debate around exactly who came up with this classic, but most agree that the zing of ginger and lime makes a refreshing easy to make cocktail.
As such, the kind of vodka you use doesn't matter all that much, however, choose a good, strong, not-too-sweet ginger beer.
2 ounces vodka
3 ounces ginger beer
Juice of half a lime, and lime wedge for garnish
DirectionsAdd vodka, ginger beer, and lime juice to a copper mug (or your favourite glass).
Fill mug with crushed ice. Stir well. Garnish with a lime wedge and enjoy.