June 04, 2007

Moscow Mule

per drink
12 oz cold ginger beer
2-3 oz ice cold vodka
juice of 1/2 lime

Squeeze a lime into the bottom of a high ball glass. Pour in the vodka, when pour in the ginger beer. Serve immediately.

My thoughts:
Ginger beer was on sale this week and I couldn't resist picking some up. While the nonalcoholic drink is wonderfully spicy and delicious on its own, it also makes a great mixer. The Moscow Mule is a fun 1950s era cocktail that is credited with popularizing vodka in the United States. It is generally served in a slightly smaller glass (and some times a 5 oz copper cup!) with a closer ginger beer to vodka ratio, but this version is a more casually sippable drink, perfect for a backyard party or Summer dinner. It also makes a great addition to the From Retro With Love round up Laura is hosting.