Everything You Need to Make the Perfect Moscow Mule
Whether you find yourself at a trendy, upscale bar with leather upholstered stools, or a beer-soaked tavern in a seedy part of town, you can count on the fact that you’ll be able to order a Moscow Mule. Sure, one might be made with house-made ginger syrup, and the other with watered down ginger ale, but you’ll most definitely receive some combination of ginger, vodka, and lime.
Sweet, spicy, and a little tart, the Moscow Mule has experienced a major comeback. It’s typically served in a sleek copper mug topped with a mint sprig and lime wedge, sometimes touting a slender spoon or stirrer. This summer, sip it while roasting s’mores by a bonfire, or pair it with smoky, barbecued meats. Below is everything you’ll need for serving flawless Moscow Mules, plus a delicious recipe from renowned bartender Michael Neff of N.Y.C.-based Holiday Cocktail Lounge.
2 oz High West Vodka 7000’ Peach ($37; winewisegreenwich.com)
1/2 oz Pickett's Ginger Beer Concentrate ($16; taldepot.com)
2 1/2 oz soda water
Juice of 1/4 lime
2 dashes Angostura Bitters ($6; jet.com)
Fresh peach or lime wedge, for garnish
Combine all ingredients in a tall glass full of ice. Stir very gently to combine. Garnish with a piece of fresh peach, if you have it, and a lime wedge if you don't.
Copper Moscow Mule Mugs
For an authentic yet polished look, pick up these 100% copper cups, which are faithful reproductions of the original 1946 Moscow Mule mug.
Plum Moscow Mule Mugs
If you’re in the market for something a bit more modern, try these handle-less vessels designed by Tom Dixon.
Japanese Style Jigger
Plated in copper, this Japanese style jigger will ensure you make a perfect drink every time.
This barspoon’s gorgeous copper plating is an elegant detail that won’t go unnoticed by your guests.
Keep crushed ice cubes in this festive acrylic bucket from Kate Spade.
Stainless Steel Straws
Lipstick-wearing guests will thank you for these reusable stainless steel straws.
These pastel leather coasters scream summer.