The History Of Moscow Mule
M o s c o w – m u l e
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cktailculture to #MuhammadAli / #CassiusClay #thechamp RIP and cheers for #thegreatest.
The mule was born in #Manhattan but “stalled” on the West Coast for the duration. The birthplace of “Little Moscow” was in New York’s Chatham Hotel. That was back in 1941 when the first carload of Jack Morgan’s Cock ‘n’ Bull #gingerbeer was railing over the plains to give New Yorkers a happy surprise…
The Violette Family helped. Three friends were in the Chatham bar, one John A. Morgan, known as Jack, president of Cock ‘n’ Bull Products and owner of the Hollywood Cock ‘n’ Bull Restaurant; one was John G. Martin, president of G.F. Heublein Brothers Inc. of Hartford, Conn., and the third was Rudolph Kunett, president of the Pierre Smirnoff, Heublein’s #vodka division. As Jack Morgan tells it, “We three were quaffing a slug, nibbling an hors d’oeuvre and shoving toward inventive genius”. Martin and Kunett had their minds on their vodka and wondered what would happen if a two-ounce shot joined with Morgan’s ginger beer and the squeeze of a lemon. Ice was ordered, lemons procured, mugs ushered in and the concoction put together. Cups were raised, the men counted five and down went the first taste. It was good. It lifted the spirit to adventure. Four or five days later the mixture was christened the Moscow Mule.
Moscow Mule Recipe
The #moscowmule recipe I use normally is a good #premiumvodka , lime and #gingerbeer
I think is a good cocktail for this hot #summer. Cheers
Direct in the copper mug full with ice
poor 2oz #vodka
1/2oz of fresh lime juice
and fill with ginger beer
Top with crush ice and garnish with a lime wheel and a mint leave, I like add a 1/4oz of simple sirup to balance de citrus of the lime and the spicy of the ginger beer and hit the mint with the ice on the top to release the aromas and perfume the drink. Enjoy your #cocktail #weekend