What? The Moscow Mule is from Los Angeles!

From Moscow with Love

When is this guy going to write about BEER!? Well, after a little post about another up and coming drink…the Moscow Mule. Believe it or not, the Moscow Mule doesn’t originate from Moscow and isn’t up and coming, it was created sometime before 1941.

In 1941, John G. Martin, an east coast liquor distributor, claimed to create the Moscow Mule but there was no documented proof that he was the true originator[i]. It is believed the drink originated at the Los Angeles British pub Cock ‘n’ Bull (still not Moscow!) that Martin frequented.

Copper Mugs

The right Copper Mug is a must to enjoy this Moscow Mule. I ordered the wrong one first but learned a lesson, get the right one. I ordered the Set of 2 Moscow Mule Copper Mugs with Shot Glass – Solid Copper Hammered Mug from Amazon [ii].

Something about this drink. It almost feels electrifying when you drink it. It must have something to do with the right Copper Mugs. It’s a great social drink. Try it! Feel the ice-cold copper in your hand.

The Moscow Mule Recipe by me:

  • Retrieve Copper Mug and fill with ice.
  • Pour a couple shots (or more) of Tito’s Handmade Vodka into the mug
  • Pour in 3 ounces of Ginger Beer
  • Splash in some Rose’s Lime Juice (fresh limes!! I’m lucky I get to the grocery store for milk).

The Beltway

My next trip out into DC for a happy hour may find me at the Russia House Restaurant & Lounge[iii]. Yelp has them down for one of the best Moscow Mules in the city. We will see, oh yes, we will see.



[i] Regan, G (2011). Behind the Drink: The Moscow Mule. Retrieved from Liqour.com

[ii] www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00ZBB5ROW/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o07_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

[iii] http://www.russiahouselounge.com/