Recipe: Classic Moscow mule cocktail

This Vodka-based cocktail packs a tasty punch!

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Moscow Mule is that lovely cocktail associated with a stout little copper mug! The combination of vodka with ginger beer is sort of perfect, but it’s enhanced by the copper in brilliant ways. What’s more, the copper actually helps keep the drink cold! It’s a pretty well thought-through invention. Bet you didn’t expect that! 

Make sure your mug is topped with ice while pouring the alcohol and ginger beer in. Always use fresh mint, it brings out the flavour of the beer and vodka beautifully! Most of all, savour this Moscow Mule to the last sip to make the most of it!

Moscow Mule

Prep Time: 10 minutes
10 minutes
Yield: 1 person



  • 1.5 oz. Smirnoff Black Vodka
  • 1 oz. Ginger Beer
  • 1 oz. Simple Syrup (optional)
  • .75 oz Fresh Lime Juice


  • Fresh Mint / Pudina
  • Lemon (Cut as wheel )


  • Martini Glass
  • Jigger
  • Shaker
  • Strainer


  • Pour ice into the copper mug until it's full
  • Pour vodka, and add lime juice
  • Top with a generous amount of ginger beer, until the brim of the mug
  • If you prefer, you can add some simple syrup, and mix the drink well
  • Garnish the drink with mint leaves and a lemon wheel
  • The perfect Moscow mule is now ready for your guests to enjoy!
One copper mug of Moscow Mule placed on a marble tray with ice, lemon and fresh mint leaves as garnish.
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This refreshing bar drink has got a citrusy flavour thanks to the addition of fresh lime juice. But what stands out more is the iconic flavour of ginger beer giving the spicy infusion to the entire moscow mule. 

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