Sipping on Moscow Mules

Vodka has not always been the preferred spirit in the U.S. Back in the 1930 and 40’s Gin was the predominant spirit.
It wasn’t until 1941 when a cocktail by the name of the Moscow Mule introduced vodka to the American masses.
A couple of weeks ago I had the chance to get together with some of my former bartenders who had helped make the cocktail program that I was running, a success. A program that consisted of 18 cocktails, 7 classics such as Blood and Sand, Pimm’s cup and Sazerac. The rest were some of my signature cocktails that used house made liqueurs, fresh fruits, herbs, home made syrups and different spirit infusions. It was a challenging cocktail menu, but thanks to these bartenders, we were able to pull them off, day in an day out. We have now taken different paths but I’m sure we’ll do something together in the near future. One of the places we hit that night was Bardot, where gladly they were featuring Moscow Mules on their cocktail menu with the original copper mug, how could we pass on that!
Here’s the recipe for the “Moscow Mule”
2 oz Vodka
1/2 oz Fresh lime juice
Top with Ginger beer ( not ginger ale)
Build the drink in a highball ( eventhough if you can get a copper mug that would be a nice touch)

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