Moscow Mule

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Author Notes: This is a cocktail easily made for one, or you can scale up at will. Feel free to make it boozier if you like -- there are no rules.Amanda Hesser

Serves as many as you like

  • 1 part vodka
  • 2 parts ginger beer
  • Lime wedge for garnish
  1. Fill a glass with ice, crushed or cubed.
  2. Fill the glass 1/3 full with vodka.
  3. Top with ginger beer and squeeze in some lime.

Topics: Cocktails

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2 days ago Jill Healey

I also use the Fever tree ginger beer (clean with fresh ginger bite). We often do a variation called an Obama Mama (a bartender in St John named it)- use coconut rum instead of vodka, ginger beer & lots of lime - delish!

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9 months ago Stacey Bauman

Wanna try a really really good version of this drink? Make it with REAL ginger beer (the kind that contains alcohol)! If you can find it, try making it with Crabbie's Ginger Beer, either the original or the orange spice...DELICIOUS! (Crabbie's can usually be found at Total Wine stores)

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about 1 year ago Starlene Roop

Bundeberg Ginger beer is fantastic. Also, add a dash or two of bitters to your mule. YUM!!

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over 1 year ago Ninja88

Thanks for info on Buffalo Rock Ginger. Serious Eats also raves about it, stating they thought Vernor's (my go to) was great but Buffalo Rock beats them. Will continue my quest. :-)

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over 1 year ago Matthew Spalding

If you are in certain areas of the South where it's available, Buffalo Rock Ginger Ale is a good ginger beer proxy. It has some nice "bite" to it.

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over 1 year ago Nina Lee

Really like the NO high fructose and lower calories. Thanks for info. Getting real tired of all the unnecessary additives.

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over 1 year ago Linda

Fever Tree mixers are terrific! No high fructose corn syrup & fewer calorie too.

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over 1 year ago Nina Lee

In Vegas, am searching for all these new Ginger Beers. Been using Vernor's. That is also very good. Time to search web for additional varieties here.

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over 1 year ago brdwilliams

For Seattleites (or anyone ready to make an online committment to the best ginger beer you can imagine, there's none better than Rachel's Ginger Beer. Hands down. http://rachelsgingerbeer...

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over 1 year ago karla clement

Fever Tree Ginger Beer or Fever Tree Ginger Ale

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over 1 year ago Panfusine

This recipe has become a top favorite at home! Simply PERFECT!

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over 1 year ago Amanda Hesser

Amanda is a co-founder of Food52.

I'm so glad to hear this Panfusine. And this is perfect Moscow Mule weather -- think I might have to make one this weekend!

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over 1 year ago Carrie Jouflas

I like Kettle One and was introduced to it by a NY relative who thinks it's the best.

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over 1 year ago Laura Kaesshaefer

What's the best vodka to use?

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almost 2 years ago Nina Lee

Sounds great, thanks for input.

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almost 2 years ago cercdkc

I prefer 1 part vodka to 2 parts lime juice, to 3 parts ginger beer. Yum.

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over 1 year ago Linda

Me too, the extra lime makes it more refreshing.

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about 2 years ago Nina Lee

What brand of ginger beer do you suggest?

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about 2 years ago Amanda Hesser

Amanda is a co-founder of Food52.

Goslings, if you can find it.

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about 2 years ago Nina Lee

Great thanks.

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over 1 year ago Noah

I can't seem to find Goslings. Any other recommendations?

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10 months ago Gerard

Goslings is made high fructose corn syrup. Other brands like Fever Tree are made with cane sugar. I'll take something sweetened with something natural than something made in a lab any day.