The Moscow Mule


  1. 2 ounces vodka
  2. Squeeze of lime juice
  3. Ice-cold ginger beer
  4. Lime wedge for garnish
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How to Make It

Add the vodka and lime juice to a copper mug or double rocks glass. Add a handful of ice, then top off with ginger beer. Garnish with a lime wedge and enjoy.

Why We Like It

This is, arguably, the worst part of summertime. Kids are back in school, everyone is itching to wear boots and jackets, and football has begun. Yet, in many parts of the country, it’s still way too easy to sweat through your shirt and get eaten alive by mosquitoes.

For those of us anxiously awaiting the return of fall, this is the perfect time to mix up a Moscow Mule. A popular vodka-based cocktail, the Moscow Mule is refreshing yet spicy, thanks to the addition of ginger beer. But be sure to use a good one, like Gosling’s, Fentiman’s, or Reed’s. And definitely don’t use ginger ale; otherwise your Moscow Mule will taste less like fall and more like some nasty, watered-down summer drink you left sitting too long by the pool.

Moscow Mules are traditionally served in copper mugs, but if you don’t have one, a Collins glass or mason jar will do just fine.

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