The Moscow Mule is a fantastic “gateway drink” for getting into craft cocktails. Easy to make, beautiful presentation and delicious… You can’t go wrong with a Moscow Mule.

The history of the Moscow Mule is one of my favorite stories in the cocktail world. A copper mug sales person, the president of Smirnoff and the owner of a ginger beer brand were all sitting at a bar and trying to figure out how to sell more of their respective products. The result of this meeting was the creation of one of the most recognized drinks in many craft bars around the world, the Moscow mule.

How to Make a Moscow Mule

It really is that simple! This modern classic is a great first “craft” drink and a perfect crowd pleaser for nearly any crowd.

Moscow Mule

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  • 2 oz Vodka
  • 8-10 oz Ginger Beer
  • 1/2 oz Lime Juice


  • Add vodka and lime juice to a copper mug or highball glass.
  • Add fresh ice.
  • Top with ginger beer to fill and garnish with a lime wedge.