Do you need a drink for the new year…follow the recipe below…and hopefully you have these cups.
Moscow Mule History and Recipe
Vodka fans, rejoice. You may have never had a Moscow Mule, but it’s a cocktail you should praise. Without it, you may have never been introduced to your favorite Martini.
Once upon a time, say, back in the 1940s, vodka was little known in the United States, and gin reigned supreme as the clear spirit of choice. A gentleman by the name of John G. Martin, president of G.F. Hueblein Brothers, Inc., had a wild notion. He bought a vodka distiller, and acquired a vodka recipe that had belonged to a Russian family named Smirnov. Martin was sure everyone would love it.
Unfortunately, Martin was a man ahead of his time. Vodka wasn’t a smash hit. In fact, he had a hard time giving the stuff away, and he hit the road on a sales trip. He made it to Hollywood, where he stopped at the Cock ‘n’ Bull for a bite to eat. He struck up a conversation with the owner, Jack Morgan, and learned that Morgan had a white elephant of his own, the ginger beer he made on the side.
The final ingredient in their marketing scheme involved a friend of Morgan’s. She had inherited a copper factory, and had an abundance of copper cups to offload. They decided to sell and serve a new cocktail in one of the copper cups, engraved with the picture of a kicking mule.
And the Moscow Mule was born.
Moscow Mule Recipe
- 2 ounces vodka
- 1 ounce lime juice
- 4 ounces ginger beer