Forbidden Moscow Mule

The Moscow Mule took America by storm in 1941, and is credited with bringing vodka to popularity in the US. All you need to make the classic version is vodka, ginger beer, lime, and a copper mug… the last item being entirely optional. The drink is so easy and versatile you can have some fun with it, and the variations are endless.

Our Forbidden Moscow Mule brings together some flavors of the tropics to brighten up the experience. Notes of grapefruit, mint, and cucumber deliver a sippable vacation at the beach.

Forbidden Moscow Mule Recipe


2 parts vodka
2 parts lime juice
2 parts grapefruit juice
4 parts ginger beer
Fresh mint chopped
Fresh cucumber slices


Muddle vodka, lime juice, and grapefruit juice with fresh mint and cucumbers (reserve some for garnish). Strain over ice, top with ginger beer and stir gently. Decorate Moscow mule cocktail with garnish, and if desired rim the glass rim with sugar.

Recipe and Story by Keith Recker / Photography by Brooke Lark 

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