Moscow Mule

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 1

Traditionally served in a copper mug, which helps to keep the drink ice-cold, a Moscow Mule can also be served in a highball glass. For the best results, chill your mug in the freezer for a few hours before serving this refreshing drink.


  • Ice as needed
  • 1 1/2 oz. (45 ml) vodka
  • 1/2 oz. (15 ml) fresh lime juice
  • 1/4 oz. (7 ml) Simple Syrup
  • 3 to 4 fl. oz. (90 to 125 ml) ginger beer
  • 1 fresh mint sprig for garnish


In a cocktail shaker filled with ice, combine the vodka, lime juice and simple syrup. Cover, shake vigorously and strain into an ice-filled copper mug or highball glass. Top with the ginger beer to taste and stir gently. Garnish with the mint sprig and serve immediately Serves 1.

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