Moscow Mule Cocktail
Hello, I thought it was time for a new cocktail recipe. Especially for this festive season, (doesn’t have to be Christmas obviously) but it looks so pretty and it’s warming. So here goes with my Moscow Mule recipe – it’s very popular in the states so here’s a UK version
In fact it really is the most perfect Autumn & Winter cocktail – it warms you up and adds a little glow to those cheeks!
Vodka, ginder and lime makes the perfect evening tipple!
Moscow Mule Ingredients
Well according to Wikipedia
A Moscow mule is a cocktail made with vodka, ginger beer and lime juice, garnished with a slice or wedge of lime. The drink is a type of buck and is sometimes called a vodka buck. . Wikipedia
So why are they called Moscow Mules?
I did a bit of research and the consensus of opinion online seems to suggest:
The name was eventually decided as Moscow Mule, which is said to be a random pick.
Apparently Moscow was used because of Americans’ tendency to associate vodka with Russia and Mule was added to the name because the ginger beer gave a ‘kick’ of flavour.
Why are Moscow Mules served in copper mugs?
I often asked myself this, but now I know
They look AMAZING and it keeps this drink really cool!
The Moscow mule is popularly served in a copper mug, you see this ion most places.
The copper tends to take on the cold temperature of the liquid
And I don’t know about you but I flipping think they look so good served like this!
How to make a Moscow Mule?
You literally just blend it all together – on the rocks!
See the order in the recipe card below
Moscow Mules (not the plural 🙂 )
To be honest I like to have a couple of these, you enjoy the first one so much you tend to go back for another
However please drink responsibly
I also love the warming effect from the ginger flavour
Festive Moscow Mule
Chick a few fresh cranberries on the top and watch as it magically turns into a pretty Christmas drink
What’s the difference between Ginger Beer & Ginger Ale?
I’m not sure about you but I’m always confused about what ginger beer actually is or is it just me?
Is it or is it not alcoholic – so here you go according to Wiki – The official definition:
Traditional ginger beer is a naturally sweetened and carbonated, usually non-alcoholic beverage.
It is produced by the natural fermentation of prepared ginger spice, yeast and sugar.
Its origins date from the colonial spice trade with the Orient and the sugar-producing islands of the Caribbean.
So to sum that all up, the difference is that ginger ale is a flavoured non-alcoholic soda, whereas ginger beer is a fermented brew which typically has a tiny bit of alcohol in it.
However both classed as non alcoholic – as far as i can tell?
Another Ginger based Cocktail
So go on why not try my Ginger Ninja Cocktail recipe, give it a whirl I’m sure you’ll like it and it’s positively medicinal 😉
It’s so Gorgeous and spicy with it’s vodka, ginger beer, lime, Triple Sec and a splash of orange. Lovely!
Moscow Mule Recipe - UK version
- Copper mug
- 50 ml Vodka
- Crushed Ice
- 200 ml Ginger Beer keto low sugar if you like
- 15 ml Lime Juice
- Sprig of mint
- Wedge of Lime
- Pour your vodka and lime juice into your copper mug
- Fill will half crushed ice on top
- Then fill up your copper mug with your ginger beer
- Stir gently
- Garnish with a sprig of mint and a wedge of lime