7 Twists on a Moscow Mule

Last Updated July 11, 2017
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The Moscow Mule (the original recipe calls for Vodka) has been around since the early 1940s. A quality ginger beer and a wedge of lime is all it takes to turn spirits into something sweet, spicy, and bubbly. Its iconic copper mug keeps everything ice cold, making it our favorite summer cocktail.


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