Moscow Mule

moscow mule, cocktail, ginger beer, the life eclectic, caroline culwell

This past October I went and visited my oldest sister Blair in Chicago for TCU’s fall break. On our first night out we went to an awesome restaurant, Taverna, then headed to downtown for some bar hopping! When we were out we kept seeing people ordering these drinks that were served in these really unique looking copper mugs. We decided that the mugs looked so awesome that we just had to try these famous Moscow Mules. I had heard of this drink multiple times before but never thought to order it. The Moscow Mule is now at the top of my list, its crisp refreshing flavor with the hint of ginger and lime makes these drinks perfect for any season.

-1 lime
-1.5-2 Oz. vodka (a little over 1 shot)
11.2 Oz. bottle of Crabbie’s Alcoholic Ginger Beer
-Utensils: muddler, cocktail mixing spoon, mason jar or copper mug

Take half of a fresh lime and cut it into 4 wedges. Put the wedges in a 16 Oz. glass and muddle until all the juice is squeezed out. You can find a muddler at William Sonoma. Then add your vodka and add ice leaving 1 inch space from the rim of the glass. Fill the rest of the glass with Crabbie’s Original Alcoholic Ginger Beer, which can be found at Central Market. You will use about half of the bottle of ginger beer, so make sure you have a drinking buddy to finish the rest! With a cocktail mixing spoon, which can be found on Amazon, stir the ingredients together to create an even flavor throughout. Add a lime wedge for garnish and enjoy!

I found that using a mason jar, like the one in my picture, was the perfect size for this drink. The other advantage is that they make a great looking substitute for the tradition copper mug that Moscow Mules are typically served in. Both of these cocktail glasses can be found on amazon.

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