Moscow Mule: The Royal Cocktail from Russia

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This cocktail made from vodka, ginger beer and lime juice was invented in 1941 by John G Martin in Manhattan. So, contrary to popular beliefs that it is a Russian drink it is in fact a drink made in America. The birth place of this exotic cocktail was Chatham hotel and that too just to quell the curiosity of what will happen when vodka, ginger beer and lime were mixed. When the mixture was tasted it was good, and five days later it was named as Moscow Mule.

The Moscow mule was traditionally served in a copper ware later popularized as Moscow mule mug. The inventor of this drink was pioneer in popularizing the use of copper mugs. Martin suggested the bartenders to pose with Vodka bottle and a copper mug and clicked a picture. These photos were later used in display windows. The Moscow Mule copper mug still remains the most popular serving vessel for this amazing cocktail. The drink is most popular in Los Angeles and is one of the top cocktails of the world. The slight ginger flavor this cocktail has endeared this around the world. If you alike cocktail you should try it, but try it in winters as it contains vodka. What is the secret to the naming of this cocktail? Well it is nothing but attribution of vodka to Russian and what is better than the capital city.

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