The Moscow Mule is one of the best cocktails for sunny hot days. The lime juice and spicy ginger flavor mixed with crushed ice gives you the feeling of finding water after weeks in the desert. And it gets better, the recipe its pretty simple and the ingredients (vodka, lime juice, ginger beer) are available in every supermarket.
Its origin hasn't any thing to do with Russia. The cocktail's inventor was Wes Price, Morgan's head bartender, and it was born due to the need to get rid of a lot of dead stock including vodka and ginger beer.
This drink is usually served in a copper mug, because keeps the cocktail temperature cold for a longer time. There's a lot of variations of the Moscow mule due to its popularity, one of the most popular is Kentucky mule, and to make it you only need to replace vodka for bourbon