A timeless classic and unmatched taste sensation, Smirnoff Moscow Mule is an iconic vodka cocktail that has been topping the charts for decades now. With its intriguing history and a perfect balance of zesty lime, spicy ginger beer and a delectable dose of Smirnoff No.21 Vodka, Moscow Mule is one of the classic cocktails that is super easy to mix and delectable to sip.
Did you know that the original recipe of the Moscow Mule cocktail was made using Smirnoff No.21 vodka? This fine spirit and this refreshing cocktail recipe is a match made in heaven. It was created in the 1940s and was initially promoted to introduce the smooth taste of vodka to Americans. There are a couple of theories on how the Moscow Mule came into existence. But all the theories point to the fact that it was concocted at a bar, by John Martini, the president of the liquor company that owned Smirnoff Vodka. He mixed up Smirnoff No.21 vodka, and ginger beer and squeezed some fresh lime for acidity. He served it in the copper mug to retain the freshness and to keep the drink chilled.
Moscow Mule cocktail was later popularized by celebrities and it continues to be one of the top vodka cocktails in the bar scene. Though it adapted into different versions and experimented with flavours, the classic Moscow Mule cocktail recipe is still the crowd favourite. So if you are looking for an easy-to-mix vodka cocktail, then try Moscow Mule today. Don’t forget to use Smirnoff No.21 vodka to truly savour the classic flavours. For an added touch, serve it in a copper mug and let its delicious taste captivate your senses.
To begin the cocktail recipe, first choose a copper mug. Serving Moscow Mule in a copper mug has its benefits. The copper material helps keep the drink cold for a longer time and also adds a rustic flair to the cocktail presentation.
Next, using a measuring cup or a cocktail jigger, measure and pour 60ml of Smirnoff No.21 vodka, and 15ml of freshly squeezed lime juice into the copper mug.
Fill the mug with ice.
Top up the drink with a splash of ginger beer to fill the mug almost to the top.
Using a bar spoon, gently stir the ingredients to combine.
Garnish the drink with a sprig of a mint and lemon wedge.
Serve and enjoy!