Moscow Mule Vodka Cocktail

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About Moscow Mule

Cups, bowls, and pots have all been made out of copper for thousands of years. The Moscow Mule then made its appearance in the 1940s. a cocktail with a copper saucepan as its focal point.

The typical cocktail glass ranges from a highball glass to a martini glass. There is a copper pot on the Moscow mule. Smirnoff was owned by renowned food and beverage importer John Martin in the early 1940s. Vodka was not the beverage of choice back then. Vodka is a liquor that the majority of Americans have never ever heard of.


Martin once went to see his friend Jack Morgan, who ran the Cock’n Bull in Hollywood. He was lamenting not being able to sell any vodka while he was seated at the bar. Later that night, when a third friend—a Russian immigrant—arrived, John Martin came up with a solution. The Russian struggled to sell his collection of extra copper pots. Jack was unable to sell any of his ginger beer. Martin and Jack had nothing left to lose because they were already in the red financially. They were willing to explore a fresh approach because of this.

In a copper saucepan, three pals combined vodka with ginger beer and added a dash of lime juice. Therefore, the drink that is most in demand today was made from useless items that nobody desired!

Therefore, the drink that is most in demand today was made from useless items that nobody desired! Then, Hollywood magic began to work! Famous people sipping the Moscow Mule were depicted on posters in magazine advertisements, including Woody Allen, Monique Van Vooren, Julie Newmar, “Killer” Joe Piro, and Dolores Hawkins.

Everyone wished to give it a try as a result of them. A new beverage was welcomed by the world, and the cocktail industry saw the birth of a new trend. The fact that this cocktail even has a song is another amusing truth. The Smirnoff Mule was the subject of a song by Killer Joe Piro from 1965.

What alcohol is Moscow Mule made of?

Moscow mule Vodka cocktail


  • 60 ml Vodka
  • 15 ml Lime Juice, freshly squeezed 
  • 180 ml Ginger Beer
  • 1 Lime wedge
  • Mint leaves


  1. Squeeze lime juice into a copper mug (or a Collins glass) and drop in the spent shell.
  2. Add ice cubes, then pour in the vodka.
  3. Top up the mug with cold ginger beer.
  4. Garnish with lime wedge and mint leaves.
  5. Serve with a stirring rod.

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