A Moscow mule is a buck or mule cocktail (a traditional cocktail mixed with ginger beer or ginger ale, citrus juice and any number of base spirits) made with vodka, ginger beer, mint, and lime served in a copper mug garnished with a slice or wedge of lime.

It was invented in 1941 by John G. Martin of G.F. Heublein Brothers Inc., and “Jack” Morgan, President of Cock ‘n’ Bull Products a producer of ginger beer.  The drink became popular in the 1950’s (especially on the west coast) and is largely responsible for the vodka craze in the United States during the 1950s.

The 19 Okanagan Stoli Mule is a play on the original Moscow Mule, incorporating more citrus flavor and using our delicious lime slush.

How to make your own Stoli Mule:

  1. Fill a copper mug full almost full with ice. Our Stoli branded mugs are 12 oz copper mugs.  If you are unable to obtain a copper mug, any standard 12 oz double rocks glass will work.
  2. Add 2 oz of Stoli Ohranj Orange vodka. Orange is preferred although any citrus or straight vodka will work in a pinch.
  3. Add .5 oz of mint syrup. We make our own mint syrup by infusing simple syrup (equal parts sugar and water boiled for 5 minutes) with mint.
  4. Add 3 oz of Fentiman’s ginger beer. Good ginger beer is the key to a good Mule.
  5. Top with 3 oz of lime slush. The traditional drink uses fresh lime, though any sort of citrus juice will work.

Hint – if you are pressed for time, simply muddle ¼ of a fresh lime with 3 or 4 fresh mint leaves and a teaspoon of sugar.  This will easily replace the lime slush and mint syrup we use for our Mule