The recipe for a classic Moscow Mule calls for 1/2 to 1 ounce of fresh lime juice, 2 ounces of vodka and 4 to 6 ounces of ginger beer. Stir the ingredients together with a few ice cubes.
A Moscow Mule is traditionally served in a copper Moscow Mule mug. A highball glass is another drinkware option for the cocktail. The ginger beer is the main ingredient that distinguishes this cocktail from others.
Fresh lime juice gives the drink the best flavor. Squeeze the juice from half of a lime directly into the mug or glass. The spent lime half traditionally goes right into the Moscow Mule.
Toss a few ice cubes in the selected drinkware. Use chilled ginger beer for a refreshing, cold drink without the need for a lot of ice. Add the vodka and ginger beer to the lime juice before stirring well.
You can experiment with different flavors to create your own Moscow Mule variations. One option is to use flavored vodka, such as orange or berry, instead of plain vodka. Use corresponding fruit in place of or in addition to the lime to enhance the flavor of the drink. Squeeze half an orange if you choose orange vodka, for example.