Moscow Mule – Vintage Cocktail Friday

Posted on Jul 19 2013 - 6:16am by RetroRuth

This week we have a no-brainer cocktail that we knew was going to be good from the very beginning. How did we know this? Because it contained one of our favorite beverages: Ginger Beer!

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Moscow Mule
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Ingredients
  • 1 jigger vodka
  • 2 tsp lime juice
  • Ginger beer
Instructions
  1. Pour vodka and lime juice into a 10 ounce highball glass. And ice and stir. Fill up with ginger beer.

 

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And not just any ginger beer. This Moscow Mule is made with Cock ‘n Bull Ginger Beer, which is mid-century itself since they started making it in 1946! And I totally understand while it is still around, It is very, very good.

“Is that a Moscow Mule?”

“Yes. I was just finishing it up for the blog and – “

“Gimmie. I had a rough day.”

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Tom’s day significantly improved by a good drink!

The Verdict: Very Good!

From the Tasting Notes:

If you can find it, use Cock ‘n Bull ginger beer in these. It is by far the best. We served this in a glass, but according to 2-in-1 International Mixed Drinks the traditional vessel for the Moscow Mule is a copper mug!

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10 Comments so far. Feel free to join this conversation.

  1. David July 19, 2013 at 8:47 am - Reply

    Cock ‘n Bull Ginger Beer ROCKS. This drink sounds freakin’ awesome.

    • RetroRuth July 19, 2013 at 1:57 pm - Reply

      You must make it! This weekend! 🙂

      • David July 20, 2013 at 5:13 pm - Reply

        I made it and just tried the first sip… AWESOME! I have a new favorite drink. I DID have a hard time finding the ginger beer, but I found Goya ginger beer instead and guess what? It’s even better than Cock ‘n Bull in my opinion! It’s stronger and has a great cayenne kick.

  2. Jessica July 19, 2013 at 8:58 am - Reply

    That second picture of Tom made me bust up. I needed that. Thanks.

    • RetroRuth July 19, 2013 at 1:55 pm - Reply

      Ha! No prob. 🙂

  3. Octowaffle July 19, 2013 at 9:35 am - Reply

    So glad you did this one it’s my all time favorite cocktail. Its a yummy but not too girly. Traditionally these are served in gorgeous copper mugs. I totally got a couple on the cheap last year, worth a look on ebay, for those who want the full moscow mule experience

  4. Yinzerella July 19, 2013 at 9:40 am - Reply

    There’s always money in the banana stand.

  5. momofnine July 19, 2013 at 11:57 am - Reply

    I just stumbled across your blog and I love it. It’s refreshing and interesting. So fun! Thank you.

  6. veg-o-matic July 22, 2013 at 11:56 am - Reply

    That second picture of Tom is the Best. Picture. Ever.

  7. Amorette July 23, 2013 at 4:04 pm - Reply

    According to a history of mixed drinks I have, the copper mug came about because the bartender who first invented it had a girlfriend who owned a gift shop that was overstocked on copper mugs. Viola.

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