Greg Alonzo: The Moscow Mule

Moscow Mule


2 ounces of vodka, I opted for Russian Standard

1 ounce of lime juice

ginger beer


Put 6 ice cubes into a cocktail shaker

Pour vodka and lime juice over the ice and shake well

Half fill a chilled highball glass with the remaining ice cues

Strain the cocktail over them

Top up with ginger beer and garnish with a slice of lime

I first discovered the Moscow Mule while in Moscow’s “hipster heartland,” Red October. I stopped off for a quick one in the newly opened Podutsky Cafe and Bar. The head bartender, Anastasia Dezhnyova, and I immediately hit it off. That night, over several Moscow Mules we became steadfast friends.

One thought on “Greg Alonzo: The Moscow Mule

  1. This drink was traditionally served in a copper mug. Back in the 80’s, my friends mom had copper mugs that had logos on them with the words ‘Moscow Mule.’ We always used to buy Cock ‘n Bull brand ginger beer for the mixer. They had the drink recipe printed on the bottle.

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