Moscow Mule – Make The Original 1941 Cock’n Bull Recipe

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Moscow Mule Cocktail
Moscow Mule Cocktail

Invented in 1941 at the Cock’n Bull pub in Los Angeles, this drink single-handedly saved vodka sales. The story goes that three down and out-of-luck individuals, Sophie Berezinski, John Martin, and Jack Morgan, came together and created this drink.

Sophie Berezinski owned a bunch of copper mugs no one wanted, John Martin was a distributor for Schmirnoff, a flavorless spirit no one wished to, and Jack Morgan was the Cock’n Bull bar owner with a ginger beer no one wanted. They combined their unwanted products, and the rest is history.


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Moscow Mule

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Learn how to make a classic Moscow Mule.


  • 1/3 oz Lime Juice

  • 2 oz Vodka

  • 5 oz Ginger Beer


  • Add ice to the serving glass. Combine all the ingredients in the serving glass.
  • Give the drink a couple turns to chill and mix.


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