HOW TO: Make a Moscow Mule

What’s not to love about the Moscow Mule? With its ingredients of lime, vodka and ginger beer –  it’s a refreshing drink with just the right amount of spicy kick!

The Moscow Mule became popular in the 1940s thanks to John G Martin, (owner of the Smirnoff vodka brand in 1939) and Jack Morgan, (owner of the Cock n’ Bull Tavern and Cock n’ Bull Ginger Beer), who combined their respective products – vodka and ginger beer.

Using specially engraved copper mugs they marketed the Moscow Mule in bars around the country, using a nifty technique of photographing bartenders posing with it, and then leaving a copy of the photo behind in every bar – (which made each bartender believe that their competitor was using these new copper cups to serve their Moscow Mule concoction!).

You can make your own Moscow Mule in our Urban Bar Moscow Mule Copper Cups, using our how-to guide below:






 1. Muddle mint sprigs in the tin of your Professional Boston Cocktail Shaker with a bar@drinkstuff  Wooden Muddler.










 2. Squeeze 17.5ml lime juice into the tin with a Mexican Elbow Citrus Juicer.








3. Using the Jigger Spirit Measure​, measure 50ml vodka, 120ml ginger beer and one dash of bitters into the tin.










4. Shake and strain with the Professional 2 Prong Cocktail Strainer into the glass of the Professional Boston Cocktail Shaker.






Ice in Copper Cup




 5.  Fill the Moscow Mule Copper Cup with ice.








6. Pour the mixture into the Moscow Mule Copper Cup and stir with a  Glass Stirring Rod to combine.










7. Slice a wedge of lime and place in the drink to garnish.









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