Cocktail of the Week – Moscow Mule

After a three-month hiatus, I’ve decided to start blogging again – there’s no terrible, traumatic reason for my absence, simply a general lack of inspiration.

And there’s probably no better way to start than with that old favourite, Cocktail of the Week.

It’s now the height of summer, but the British weather doesn’t seem to have got the memo. June was the wettest since records began and had the least sunshine since the 1980’s.

Nonetheless, there is something resembling warmth in the air, so a long, thirst quenching drink is welcome. Something like a Moscow Mule.

Rather disappointingly, the site of the Moscow Mule’s creation is nowhere near Moscow, but was instead that birthplace of so many cocktails, New York City.

The story is that the owner of a ginger beer maker and the owner of a vodka maker met in a bar and tried to work out how to sell their respective products. The solution was to mix them together and add a squeeze of lime. The rest, as they say, is history.

Moscow Mule

 

1 msr vodka

1 msr lime juice

3 msr ginger beer

Add ingredients to an ice filled old-fashioned glass.

(Incidentally, I’m distinctly unclear on the difference between ginger beer and ginger ale. Can anyone enlighten me on this?)

This is lovely – it’s tangy, spicy and thirst quenching. A far nicer alternative to the usual “vodka-and-mixer” option.

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