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Moscow mule
Moscow mule : a cocktail made with vodka, lime juice and ginger beer.

Recipe

For 1 person
4 cl vodka
2 cl lime juice
6 cl ginger beer

How to make

Technique: straight to the glass / Glass: copper mug / Type: long drink (12cl) / Time: 3 mn
  1. Put some ice cubes in the cup.

  2. Pour directly the vodka, the lime juice then the ginger beer.

  3. Decorate with a slice of lime.

History

The Moscow Mule cocktail was born shortly before 1942, when its recipe was first published (in "Inside Hollywood" by Eith Gwynn). In this first publication, the author calls for making a Moscow Mule with 3 equal parts vodka, ginger beer and lime juice.

Different Moscow Mule recipes were published in 1943, 1944, 1945, 1947, 1948 (twice) and 1949! It is therefore difficult to stick to a standard composition, but the common recipe is the one above.

There is a theory that the cocktail was created in Manhattan in 1941 by John G. Martin and John A. Morgan alias Jack, and that it was not until 1947 that they named the cocktail "Moscow Mule". But in 1947, at least 4 recipes had already been published under the same name in 5 years.

Anyway, the original spirit is still there: Moscow Mules are still made with vodka, ginger beer, and lime juice.

The Moscow Mule is said to be the cocktail that started the vodka cocktail craze in America. It is a cocktail that has its own glass, it is consumed in a copper tankard / cup.