Cherry Moscow Mule Recipe
A Moscow Mule, also known as a Vodka Buck, is a refreshing drink on a warm spring night. The Moscow Mule Cocktail is a vodka-based cocktail with ginger beer and topped with a wedge of lime. We posted our Traditional Moscow Mule Recipe last month, and now we are bringing you another version with the added flavors of tart cherry juice and mint. This cocktail pairs perfectly with grilled dishes and Mexican cuisine.
Here’s a little bit of fun history behind the Moscow Mule. It is rumored that Vodka was relatively unknown and highly disliked outside of Russia and Central Europe in the years following World War II. In a leap of faith, a man named John G. Martin bought the U.S. rights to the French Smirnoff brand in 1939, but quickly discovered that no one in the U.S. was buying the stuff. One somber afternoon, Martin was regretfully discussing his inability to sell his vodka at the L.A. bar, Cock ‘n’ Bull, with the owner, Jack Morgan. Morgan was having a similar problem, but with ginger beer. There was another hard-up businessman present that day who had an abundance of copper mugs he couldn’t move either. So, with a few drinks under their belts, a little bit of ingenuity, and a bartender on hand, they combined their problems and the Moscow Mule was invented.
- 4 oz Ginger Beer
- 1.5 oz Vodka
- ½ oz Cherry Juice
- 1 Lime Wedge or Slice
- 3-4 Mint Leaves
- Combine vodka and ginger beer in a copper mug or highball glass filled with ice.
- Muddle your lime and mint leaves.
- Add into the copper cup.
- Add the cherry juice
- Stir gently and garnish with a lime slice or wedge.
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