The suddenly popular Moscow Mule is luckily a drink that’s super easy to make at home. It’s extremely refreshing and just puts out chill vibes with it’s slice of lime and signature copper mug.
The hardest part about making this 3-ingredient cocktail at home might be tracking down the iconic copper mugs and some ginger beer. So, a few tips to get you going are:
First, if you are trying to achieve the full Moscow Mule experience, get a set of solid copper Moscow Mule mugs. Especially if you’re giving these as a gift. Don’t be like me and unknowingly give stainless steel lined mugs. They just aren’t as cool, literally. See, the whole deal with the copper mug is that copper cools quickly to match the temperature of the drink and offers your lips a chilled surface to sip this refreshing cocktail. So if you were wondering why Moscow Mules come in a copper mug, there’s your answer! It also just makes a nice presentation for an otherwise pretty colorless drink. Shop solid copper Moscow Mule mugs on Amazon.
Second, ginger beer and ginger ale are not the same. I suppose you could sub in ginger ale if you had to, but ginger beer is much spicier and really adds to the overall flavor of the Moscow Mule. (If you want an in depth explanation of the difference between ginger ale and ginger beer check out this article by Huff Post.) So definitely pick up a bottle or a six pack of ginger beer if you’re wanting to achieve the same authentic taste you get at a restaurant. You can also make a Dark & Stormy cocktail with ginger beer!
That’s about it. It’s really pretty easy to whip up your own Moscow Mules at home and once you get the basic recipe down, you can experiment with adding other fruits in to flavor your drink. You can add in a splash of just about any kind of juice you can think of that goes with lime or substitute a lemon and find a fruit that pairs well with lemons. For an added touch, garnish with fresh fruits to match your splash of juice.