15ml Fresh Lime Juice
150ml Ginger Beer
Fill a copper mug or highball glass with ⅔ cubed ice. Add the vodka, lime juice, top with ginger beer, and stir all the ingredients together.
Mint Sprig and a Lime Wedge
Many people try to supplement ginger ale for ginger beer however this will completely change the taste of the drink. Ginger ale doesn’t have the same fiery kick as ginger beer but there is a way to use ginger ale if you really want to.
To use ginger ale instead of ginger beer, simply muddle some fresh ginger into your mule mug before adding the ice and ingredients. This simple addition will ensure that the drink still maintains a slight kick that most Moscow Mule lovers enjoy.
ABOUT THE MOSCOW MULE
Traditionally, a Moscow Mule is served in a copper mug, also known as a mule mug and true fans of this drink will insist on this being the serve. If you don’t have a copper mug to hand, you can substitute this or a highball glass but why should you use a copper mug instead?
The reason people use a copper mug for a Moscow Mule is mainly tradition because this is the original glassware used for the drink but also because copper acts as a great thermal conductor. When ice and liquid are added to the copper mug, it intensifies the cold and chilling temperature perfectly accommodating the drink based on icy origins from its namesake – Moscow.