Food and experiment go hand in hand. If all of us would have played safe, then today we couldn’t have enjoyed countless beverages and dishes. Moscow Mule is the best example of such successful ‘experimentation’. It is a fabulous cocktail made with vodka, spicy ginger beer, and lime juice, garnished with a wedge of lime. The cocktail is also sometimes known as Vodka Buck because of the use of elements like ginger ale or ginger beer. Moscow Mule is often mistaken as a Russia drink due to the name of the drink, but originally the cocktail was created in Los Angeles, America around 1940’s. The story goes that two good friends, Jack Morgan, owner of the Hollywood Cock'n Bull Restaurant and president of Cock'n Bull Products, and John Martin, president of Heublein, were discussing the lackluster sales in Morgan’s pub. The duo were sharing their business woes about how Americans had a lack of interest in ginger beer and vodka. After having a few drinks, they decided to experiment with the beverage, and combined their own products into one solid copper mug with ice cubes and a dash of lemon juice. The concoction of ginger beer and vodka gave birth to the delightful Moscow Mule. The cocktail soon attracted the attention of Americans for its uniqueness and it became a ubiquitous cocktail across every American pub and bar.

If you want to try this refreshing drink that caught the fancy of the world, then here’s the recipe for Moscow Mule for you.


  • 45 ml vodka
  • ½ cup ginger beer
  • 15 ml lime juice
  • 4-5 ice cubes
  • 2 lime wedges, garnish


1. In a copper mug or any mug add vodka and lime juice. Give it a good stir then add ice cubes and ginger beer. Again, mix the concoction well for a couple of seconds.

2. Lastly, garnish the Moscow Mule with lemon wedges.