2 ounces of vodka, I opted for Russian Standard
1 ounce of lime juice
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.