Three-ingredient cocktails to make at home

21st April, 2020 by Lauren Eads

4. Moscow Mule

Origin: The Moscow Mule originated in the US during the 1940s thanks to businessman John G Martin. The story goes that upon purchasing the US rights to the Smirnoff vodka brand, Martin realised that Americans really weren’t that into vodka.

Another man Jack Morgan, who owned Los Angeles bar Cock ’n’ Bull, was apparently struggling to shift stock of ginger ale. Morgan’s girlfriend meanwhile was said to own a copper factory, and so a copper mug became the receptacle of choice for the men’s creation – the Moscow Mule, which has nothing to do with Moscow or mules.

Ingredients: Vodka, ginger beer

Method: Fill a highball glass with ice and add 50ml vodka. Top up with ginger beer.

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