Sunday, August 10, 2008

Cocktail's drink of the week

Moscow Mule
The Moscow Mule was created sometime before the end of 1942. Who exactly created the Moscow Mule is unknown, as proof is yet to be found.
  • 2 shots russian vodka (Smirnoff, Stolichnaya, Absolute) 
  • juice from 1/2 a fresh lime.
  • Ginger Beer (to taste).  Spicy Ginger Beer is the best.  Saranac makes a good one!!!  Also, there is a ginger beer in the mexican food and spice section in the grocery store. 

Squeeze the lime into a tall glass filled with ice, and then add the Vodka; finally, add Ginger Beer to taste, remembering that this is meant to be a long drink.

The official story was that the Moscow Mule was created after the second world war, which ended in 1945, and has been disproven.  I started drinking this drink in Upstate New York with some old polish friends.  But, be careful!!!   Because of the sugar in the ginger beer's induced hangover can be horrific!  Give it a try somewhere around the LSU game.

1 comment:

Moose said...

I found these variations of the Moscow Mule online as well. Good job cocktail

Mule's Kick, served over crushed ice in a copper (or other metal) mug, with no fruit.

Three Legged Mule, with Jameson Irish Whiskey

Manuka Mule, served with 42 Below Manuka Honey vodka, adding a warm and spicy taste

George Special, served with slice of orange instead of lime