Hi there. I’m Neil. I’ll be your bartender this evening. What’s it gonna be?
Yes, it is Thursday again and time for another Daddy’s Drink Corner cocktail. We’ve all had a busy week so settle in with our drink of the week, the Moscow Mule. The Moscow Mule was invented in the mid 20th century by a barman at the Cock ‘n’ Bull in Hollywood. This legendary former bar on Sunset Blvd quickly became known for this drink with a kick. The proprietor of the Cock ‘n’ Bull ordered too many cases of ginger beer, not actually a beer, but a carbonated soft drink. Vodka was the new “it” clear liquor at the time, being called the “white whiskey”. Trying to figure out a way to use all the extra stock, he mixed it with vodka and inadvertently created a classic. The drink gets it’s name from the vodka (associated with Russia, hence Moscow) and the ginger beer (has a kick, hence mule). The drink quickly became the new drink craze, especially in Los Angeles.
- 2 measures Vodka
- 1 measure lime juice
- cracked ice
- ginger beer
- lime slice
Shake the vodka and lime juice vigorously over ice cubes until well frosted. Half-fill a chilled highball glass with cracked ice and strain the cocktail over it. Fill with the ginger beer and garnish with a slice of lime. Enjoy and have a relaxed weekend.