Cocktail Recipe: The Moscow Mule
The classic Moscow Mule is a refreshing and simple cocktail that highlights ginger beer’s spicy kick and lime juice’s tartness. The combination of these two flavors is perfectly balanced, making for a cocktail that is easy to drink and enjoyable in any setting.
The Moscow Mule was created in the United States in the 1940s, during the era of the Cold War. The drink was the result of a collaboration between three men: John Martin, a spirits and ginger beer distributor; Jack Morgan, the owner of the Cock ‘n’ Bull bar in Hollywood; and Rudolph Kunett, the president of Smirnoff vodka. They came up with the cocktail as a way to promote both their products, and to introduce Americans to vodka, which was not yet a popular spirit in the United States at the time.
However, to elevate this classic cocktail to new heights, we’re adding a unique twist of cucumber and fresh mint. The cucumber adds a refreshing and crisp note to the drink, while the mint adds a bright and herbaceous quality that complements the other flavors perfectly.
- 2 oz vodka
- 1 oz lime juice
- 4 oz ginger beer
- 4-5 slices of cucumber
- 2 sprigs of fresh mint
In a cocktail shaker, muddle the cucumber slices and one sprig of fresh mint until well combined. Add the vodka and lime juice to the shaker and fill with ice.
Shake vigorously for 10-15 seconds. Strain the mixture into a Moscow Mule mug or a highball glass filled with ice.
Top with ginger beer and stir gently. Garnish with a sprig of fresh mint and a slice of cucumber.
Enjoy the refreshing and sophisticated twist of the Cucumber Mint Moscow Mule – the perfect cocktail for any occasion!