The Moscow Mule has been around for 77 years and counting, and, despite its humble beginning as an almost accidental invention (courtesy of Smirnoff exec John Martin), the drink is now firmly established as a highly popular classic cocktail.
It’s a simple concoction of vodka, lime, and ginger beer, but if you’re hosting a party and don’t want to get stuck in the kitchen cranking out individual serves, there’s a super easy way to corral a small herd of Mules for your guests. Make a pitcher of them, and don’t miss out on any of the fun.
This version serves 4-6 people, but can be scaled up for bigger gatherings. Here’s the info:
- 8 oz vodka
- 2 oz fresh lime juice
- 20 oz ginger beer
- 2-3 limes, cut into wheels
- Add vodka, lime juice, ginger beer, and lime wheels to a pitcher with ice. Stir to combine and chill.
- To serve, pour over fresh ice into glasses (or copper Moscow Mule mugs).