Classic Moscow Mule Recipe

Invented in 1941 at the Cock’n Bull pub in Los Angeles; this drink single handedly saved vodka sales. The story goes that 3 down and out-of-luck individuals; Sophie Berezinski, John Martin and Jack Morgan came together and created this drink.

Sophie Berezinski (a Russian immigrant) owned a bunch of copper mugs no one wanted, John Martin was the new owner (Schmirnoff) of a flavorless spirit no one wanted, 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.

Moscow Mule Cocktail
Moscow Mule Cocktail


  • 60 mls (2 oz) Vodka
  • 150 mls (5 oz) Ginger Beer
  • 15 mls (1/2 oz) Lime Juice


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

ABV = 10%

Originated from Los Angeles CA, USA

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