The Importance of Proper Moscow Mule Mugs

The Moscow Mule is a drink that was invented in 1941 in New York City. It became a great way to introduce the American public to vodka. The drink was the most popular cocktail in Los Angeles and Nevada casinos in the 1940’s and 1950’s. The Moscow Mule, also known as the Vodka Buck, contains vodka, ginger beer, and lime juice. It is served with a wedge or slice of lime for garnish. One other ingredient that makes this drink unique is Moscow Mule mugs. The mugs must be made of 100% copper to get the right taste. The lime juice reacts to the copper and makes this drink different from all other cocktails.

If you combine the ingredients, but serve the drink in a mug that is not made of copper, it will not taste like a Moscow Mule. Many Moscow Mule mugs are only lined with copper, and that is not good enough. The mugs have to be 100% copper to be effective. The official recipe is two ounces of vodka, six ounces of ginger beer, 1/2 ounce of lime, ice cubes, and a lime garnish. You are defeating the purpose of the drink if you serve it in a regular glass or a lined mug.

There are several places to get the 100% copper mugs at affordable prices. You can pay over $1,000.00 for a copper mug, if money is not an issue, but that is not necessary. You can get a set of two copper mugs for about $20.00, depending on where you look. Online is the best place to shop because you can compare sizes and prices easier and quicker. You may be able to get free shipping based on how much money you spend.

If you have never had a Moscow Mule before, you now have the opportunity to try it in an already mixed version from Smirnoff Ice. The vodka company has included 3 bottles of it in a limited edition celebration pack to commemorate its 150th anniversary. It is recommended you try this version in a 100% copper mug to get that classic and unique taste from the drink.