8 Feb
2016

How to Make a Moscow Mule with Ginger Beer

For those who are unaware, the Moscow Mule is neither place nor an animal. Instead, the name is actually that of an alcoholic cocktail drink invented in the U.S. by a man named John Martin back in 1941. Even though the name of the how to make a Moscow Mule with ginger beerdrink has the capital of Russia in it, the drink is purely an American invention and the only Russian thing about the drink is the use of Vodka as its main alcoholic spirit.

During those times, the Russian spirit, vodka, has already been introduced to the United States. However, due to the lack of flavor and odor of the drink, it did not really get any fan appeal to the alcohol-thirsty public.

Before John Martin created the Moscow Mule back in 1941, he was an entrepreneur. The product that John Martin was selling during those times was ginger beer. Business wasn’t all that good and John Martin had to come up with something that could help increase the demand for his ginger beer. At that time, one of Martin’s friends was also having trouble with his business of selling copper mugs.

Through creativity, resourcefulness, and the necessity to invent and increase demand for their products, John Martin concocted the Moscow Mule using three products that during those days were having very meager sales value. Lo and behold, Martin’s ingenuity paid off as his Moscow Mule cocktail drink to this day is as popular as ever.

On the aspect of how to make a Moscow Mule with ginger beer, it’s actually very easy as long as you have all the ingredients necessary in making this cocktail drink. There are three main ingredients used in making the Moscow Mule – vodka, lime juice, and ginger beer.

To make this refreshing cocktail drink, put ice in a mixing glass or container. Pour in 2 ounces of vodka, half ounce of lime juice, and 4-6 ounces of ginger beer inside the mixing glass. Stir the contents to mix them well along with the ice. Traditionally served in copper mugs, pour and strain your mixed drink inside your serving glass. Top off the drink with some lime then its ready to serve.

 

 

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