True confession I fell in love with a Moscow Mule Mug long before I ever sampled a Moscow Mule. How crazy is that? Today I am sharing my recent Thanksgiving concoction. A Cranberry Lime Vodka Moscow Mule that is light and refreshing. Big bonus I am an uber mule fan now, mug or not. OK totally not true one of the coolest things about a mule drink is the mug.
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Moscow Mules and the Story Behind
My fascination with Moscow Mules began with my first glimpse of the Mug. I am a fan of copper anything. Now a tried and true Moscow mule is a cocktail made with vodka, spicy ginger beer, and lime juice, garnished with a slice or wedge of lime and mint leaves. The Moscow mule is properly served in a copper mug.
There are many a story about the creation of the Moscow Mule. Current front runner focuses on the premise that he birthplace of “Little Moscow” was in New York’s Chatham Hotel. Back in 1941 and it involves the first carload of Jack Morgan’s Cock ‘n’ Bull ginger beer and New York. A fun tale about three men and how over shots of Vodka they wondered how the Ginger Beer and Lemon would change the taste.
My favourite tale was always the one about too much inventory of ginger beer and vodka and a smart bartender clearing out inventory. Add in an awesome sales guy who had too many copper mugs and you have the stuff of Fairy Tales. OK,kidding but overstocked items and motivated staff do make for a fun story and great drinks. Which story do you think is real?
Cranberry Lime Vodka Moscow Mule
I have always enjoyed a beer, grew to love wine and of course beach cocktails. Mules however I had never even heard of until I started blogging. I seriously think I lived under a rock. Fast forward to today and mule variations are everywhere. Just google it, or search Pinterest and you will find a ton of recipes.
Some are simple and traditional and some are extreme. A Traditional Mule of course has Vodka, Ginger Beer and Lime Juice and is served in the Copper Mug. Now remember Ginger Beer is not Ginger Ale, totally different. For my variation I figured Lime Vodka instead of Lime Juice and some cranberry would be fun. I also totally “spazzed” and purchased ginger beer at the grocery store not liquor store. Who knew?
It made for the perfect Thanksgiving cocktail without too much alcohol. Have you tried a Mule? Any fav recipes you can share with me?
Creating a light and refreshing Thanksgiving cocktail. Slightly less boozy than a traditional mule as I used a non alcoholic ginger beer
fill cooper mug with ice
slowly pour in ginger beer
pour cranberry juice over the ice
insert a fun straw
sip and enjoy
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