Moscow Mule

Moscow Mule

I can remember my first Moscow Mule like it was yesterday that I had it. It was actually 3.5 years ago, when I had the honor of accompanying my roommate at the time to a birthday party in Berlin Kreuzberg There, I was served the alleged new scene drink Moscow Mule. Initially, I was rather confused when I saw a slice of cucumber float in it, but then tasted it and liked its unfamiliar taste a little more with each sip. Meanwhile, of course, the Moscow Mule is a veteran here in Berlin, but still very popular nonetheless. So now, I’ve approached it myself for the first time and grabbed my shaker.

What I did not know until now is that the Moscow Mule is typically served in a copper mug. And since I do not have one of those at my house and have always been served my Moscow Mules in a highball glass in clubs as well, I stuck with the latter.

Normally, a Moscow Mule is made with Ginger Beer. Since it’s a rather demanding task, though, to get your hands on Ginger Beer, I used Ginger Ale and then some extra ginger, because Ginger Beer contains more ginger than Ginger Ale. And the result was a success!

Ingredients for the Moscow Mule

  • 5 cl Vodka
  • 18 cl Ginger Ale
  • 1 cl Lime juice
  • 2 Pieces of ginger
  • Ice cubes

Instructions for Making a Moscow Mule

First, fill a handful of ice cubes in the glass and then pour in the Vodka, lime juice, and ginger. Then it just needs to be topped off with Ginger Ale. Done.

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