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Summer starts June 20 and soon the heat will be blistering here in Louisiana. We’ve had a lot of rain lately, so the days have been cooler. Either way…it’s hot! There is nothing more refreshing than an “after-five drink” in the evenings. In the south, ice cold cocktails make fighting off the pesky mosquitos easier. So what’s your favorite summertime cocktail? Is it a blackberry jalapeno margarita or a Blue Hawaiian? Today, I’m sharing a very easy and quick cocktail that you’re sure to love. It’s a Moscow mule!
Moscow mules are the drinks that made these beautiful copper mugs trendy in the last couple of years. You’ve seen these beautiful copper mugs all over…Target, Williams-Sonoma, and even Walmart. They’ve been everywhere! It wasn’t until recently that we got our hands on some ginger beer, a very vital ingredient in a Moscow mule.
These simple cocktails were made popular in the early 1940’s in New York and and Los Angeles, by popular celebrities. Traditionally, a Moscow mule is served in a copper mug. The ingredients are super simple -vodka, spicy ginger beer, and lime juice. Sometimes, the Moscow mule is referred to as a vodka buck. If you’re looking for the perfect proportions to pull off this easy cocktail then here they are.
The Perfect Moscow Mule
- 2 ounces of Vodka
- 1 ounce of lime juice
- 4-6 ounces of Ginger Beer
- Garnish with lime rolls
- Serve in Moscow mule mug with lots of ice.
I love vintage copper so buying new copper mugs for these delicious Moscow mules is right up my alley. These mugs were found at Goodwill so they were a steal. I was excited to photograph this drink since copper photographs so beautifully. It just fed my food and drink styling hobby more. Give me all the copper!
If you’re wondering what this drink taste like, here’s our take on it.
A Moscow mule can be likened to “a Sprite with a bite.” There’s the light carbonation from the ginger beer that reminds you of a Sprite. The bite comes from the ginger extract.
Give one a try and let me know if it reminds you of the same.
Whether it’s rosé, margaritas, or Moscow mules – cold drinks are super refreshing, as we bear the summer heat…and the mosquitoes. Have you tried a Moscow mule before or will you be giving one a try now? Let me know in the comments below.