Wet Bar Wednesday – Moscow Mule

On a trip to San Francisco last year we stopped in to Harrington’s Bar & Grill in the financial district.  This was a great little bar with a lot of good atmosphere – casual and relaxed despite being surrounded by skyscrapers.  Of course, having been around for 80 years or so, they obviously know a thing or two about how to serve a drink.

One of the said drinks we tried was the Moscow Mule.  This drink was developed in the 1950’s as vodka entered a period of popularity in America.  It is traditionally served in a copper mug – purely a marketing gimmick that persisted into a tradition, and this is how it was served at Harrington’s.  You can find these at bartending supply stores or Cost Plus World Market.  It’s an easy drink to make, and is very refreshing and bright tasting.

The recipe I used my first time out last week was a bit lime-heavy in my opinion, but you’re able to tweak that to your particular tastes

Moscow Mule

  • 2 parts vodka (the better the quality of vodka, the better the taste.  Ketel One is a fine option)
  • 2 parts lime juice (fresh squeezed is best)
  • 8 parts ginger beer (I tend to use Reed’s, but Cock n Bull is also popular)

Fill the mug with ice first so it chills.  Mix the remaining ingredients together and pour into the mug.

Other recipes change the ratio, so that there is roughly a 3-to-1 ratio of ginger beer to vodka, and a much smaller ratio of lime juice.  Experiment with this and see what you like.  Enjoy!

One Response to “Wet Bar Wednesday – Moscow Mule”

  1. Wet Bar Wednesday – Irish Buck | Living Apologetics Says:

    […] make it more brand-specific).  It’s a lot simpler to think of it as the Irish version of a Moscow Mule, and so I like the idea of renaming it the Dublin Mule.  That’s probably what I’ll […]

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