The Moscow Mule was created in Manhattan in the early 1940’s and regained popularity in the early 2000’s. Its birthplace “Little Moscow” was in New York’s Chatham Hotel following the introduction of Jack Morgan’s ginger beer. The drink was invented by John A. Morgan the president of Jack Morgan’s Cock ‘n’ Bull Products, the president of Smirnoff vodka, as well as John G. Martin the president of Smirnoff’s parent company.
This drink is easy to recognize for its copper mug it is commonly served in. John G. Martin who is partially credited with the invention of the cocktail is also responsible for the popularity of its drinking vessel, using it as a marketing tactic. If vodka isn’t your thing then try the Dark ‘n’ Stormy which keeps the ginger beer and lime juice but whose spirit is bourbon.
LIME JUICE, Fresh is best
1. Add vodka and lime juice to highball glass or copper mug
2. Fill with crushed ice
3. Top with ginger beer and stir with barspoon lightly
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