Vodka and The Moscow Mule – Drink Spirits Happy Hour Radio

The Moscow Mule

The Moscow Mule

On this week’s Drink Spirits Happy Hour (on KPAM Talk Radio), we walk you through making The Moscow Mule.

Dating back to the 1940′s, The Moscow Mule was the breakout drink that helped make vodka as popular as it is today. The drink is extremely easy to make and can be made with just a few ingredients.

The  Old Fashioned is the original cocktail and can be made easily with just a few ingredients:

Moscow Mule:
1/2 oz fresh squeezed lime juice
2 oz Belvedere Unfiltered Rye Vodka
4 -6 ounces ginger beer

Add lime juice (which is about ½ a lime) to a Collins glass or mule mug, add ice, drop the squeezed ½ lime into the glass. Add the vodka, top with ginger beer, and serve.

Key links from the show:
Sobieski Vodka Review
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Imbibe!: From Absinthe Cocktail to Whiskey Smash, a Salute in Stories and Drinks to “Professor” Jerry Thomas by David Wondrich

In case you missed them, be sure to listen to some of our passed shows:
The Old Fashioned
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Live from The SF Spirits Competition
Irish Whiskey and St. Patrick’s Day Drinking

Next week’s show will take a look at spirits from Portland, Oregon. You can listen to that episode here.

Listen to this week’s Drink Spirits Happy Hour: Vodka and The Moscow Mule

You can also watch a special Ustream recording of the show: (part 1 and part 2)

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About the author: Geoff Kleinman


+Geoff Kleinman, is the founder, and managing editor of He is a nationally recognized spirits columnist, and has contributed to Playboy Magazine, Black Book Magazine and Essential Homme. Geoff holds certification with Bar Smarts Advanced, has judged many major spirits and cocktail competitions and is a Kentucky Colonel.



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