Hannah’s Happy Hour: The Moscow Mule

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Moscow Mules were born in the US in the 1940s gaining major popularity in LA in the 50s and boy are we glad they have resurfaced these last couple years. Retro cocktails like the mule are classics that we will have long beyond our Madmen days. The Mule, as I like to refer to her, is an icy and refreshing drink comprised of ginger beer, vodka, and lime juice, and it absolutely must be served in a copper mug to keep her icy. Elsa would even approve of this libation. After a week of rich food, not to mention: Ramos Gin Fizzes, White Russians, and Egg Nog everything (eggnog that is practically seeping through the pores), this beverage is a nice and clean way to detox from all of the cream. Want to learn how to make one? For simple steps, keep reading.

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Moscow Mule, serves one:

-Ice cubes                                                                                                                                                       -2 shots Vodka (I recommend Grey Goose)
-Ginger Beer, about 16 oz. (Gosling’s is my fave. Please note ginger beer is very different from Ginger Ale, no Canada Dry, y’all)
-Fresh lime juice (1/2 lime)
-1 lime wedge and a fresh sprig of mint to garnish                                                                                       -Copper Mule Mug (This is a crucial medium for the cocktails. Check out these mugs, 40% off on amazon!)

To make the drink, fill your copper mule mug with ice. Combine 2 shots of the Vodka and top it off with ginger beer until your mug is full to your liking. Add the lime wedge to hang on the rim and a sprig of mint for an extra classy touch.

Enjoy and drink responsibly! Happy New Year!

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