Make a Moscow mule by combining high-quality vodka with cold ginger beer and lime juice in a copper mug filled with ice. The ingredients for a Moscow mule include 1 1/2 ounces of vodka, preferably Smirnoff, a quarter-wedge of lime and cold ginger beer.
To prepare a Moscow mule, pour the Smirnoff vodka into the copper mug over ice. Squeeze the lime juice into the mug with the vodka, and then place the lime wedge into the mug. Finally, fill the remaining room in the copper mug with cold ginger beer. Some popular ginger beers for the Moscow mule include Bundaberg, Fever-Tree, Barritts Bermuda and Cock 'n' Bull ginger beer.
John G. Martin and John A. Morgan created the Moscow mule cocktail in 1941 to combine products from each of their companies. Martin worked for G.F. Heublein Brothers, a company specializing in East Coast spirits and food items, while Morgan was the president for Cock 'n' Bull Products, a distributor of ginger beer and other alcoholic beverages. Martin supplied the up-and-coming Smirnoff vodka, and Morgan inserted the spicy taste of Cock 'n' Bull ginger beer. In fact, the Moscow mule traditionally comes in a copper mug because Martin instructed early bartenders to serve the drink in the specialized containers.