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Moscow Mule

Moscow Mule

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It’s been awhile since we posted a cocktail! This is another creation with a misleading name…the drink is so named only because of the perception of vodka as a Russian product. In reality, the drink was invented in the US in the 1940’s when a spirits distributor and a ginger beer producer got together and created a drink that would make them a little money. It then became popular during the 1950s vodka craze. So, for those of you that don’t know (as I didn’t up until yesterday), a Moscow mule is a cocktail made with vodka, ginger beer, and lime juice, garnished with a wedge of lime. The combination is a winner…I wasn’t sure that the ginger beer and lime would work together but the earthy spice of the ginger beer is actually a great contrast to the brightness of the lime juice and the subtle burn of the vodka. The drink is traditionally served in a copper mug but we had to use a glass since we seem to be running a bit low on copper mugs at the moment. Cheers!

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Moscow Mule:

Makes one drink

Ingredients

4 ounces (2 shots) vodka
2 ounces (1 shot) Lime Juice
4 ounces (2 shots) Ginger Beer

Recipe

Fill a glass with ice. Add vodka, lime juice, and ginger beer then stir to mix. Garnish with lime wedge and enjoy!

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The Cosmo

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Pomegranate Martini

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