Summer Cocktail: Moscow Mule

By Stephanie Rudy

Comprised of only five ingredients, the Moscow Mule is as simple as it is refreshing. Traditionally served in copper mugs (I bought mine here!), the Mule was originally introduced in 1939 to help promote vodka during an era when gin reigned. The drink faded out in the 1960’s, but is back by popular demand (and for a good reason). Pick up these five simple ingredients at your local market and combat the heat while delighting your taste buds with this quenching libation!MoscowMule

Moscow Mule

1 1/4 oz vodka

3 oz ginger beer

1 tsp. sugar syrup

1/4 oz. lime juice

1 sprig mint



In a copper mug (or whatever glass you have laying around), pour vodka over ice. Add sugar syrup and lime juice. Top with ginger beer and stir. Garnish with mint sprig and lime slice.

Recipe courtesy of


Feeling ambitious? Switch out your vodka for black rum and you’ve got yourself a Dark and Stormy.

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