Celebrate 'Moscow Mule Day' With These 5 Variations of the Iconic Cocktail

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Celebrate 'Moscow Mule Day' With These 5 Variations of the Iconic Cocktail

In 2016, March 3rd was officially named Moscow Mule Day in honor of the famous cocktail. That year the drink was celebrating its 75th birthday.

Invented in 1941, the Moscow Mule got its start like many stars: on Hollywood’s Sunset Strip.

The drink traditionally has three ingredients: vodka, ginger beer, and lime. While the traditional recipe is definitely a good one, now that the cocktail has hit its 70s there are a few variations out there that are definitely worth a try as well. If you’re thinking about whipping up one of the iconic drinks on this Moscow Mule Day, here are a few options worth a look.

The Blood Orange Moscow Mule
Courtesy of Karly Gomez from A Simple Pantry

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1.5 oz. Smirnoff No. 21
2 oz. Blood Orange Juice
4 oz. Ginger Beer
.5 oz. Lime Juice
1 tsp Pomegranate Arils
2 Mint Leaves

Directions: In a copper mug, add the mint leaves, lime juice and vodka. Add ice, then pour over the blood orange juice and ginger beer. Stir gently and garnish with sliced blood orange, mint leaves, and pomegranate arils.

The Pineapple Cilantro Moscow Mule Punch
Courtesy of Karly Gomez from A Simple Pantry


(Serves 9-12)
2 cups Smirnoff No. 21
3 cups Pineapple Juice
4 cups Ginger Beer
3 cups Chopped Pineapple
1 cup Chopped Cilantro
1 Lime

Directions:  In a pitcher, add the chopped pineapple and cilantro. Cut the lime in half and squeeze it into the pitcher, then drop the lime remains into the pitcher. Slowly stir in the pineapple juice, followed by the ginger beer and vodka. Pour over copper mugs filled with ice and enjoy!

Prince Harry
By Mixologist Johnny Swet

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1.5 oz. Tito’s Vodka
1 oz. Pama Pomegranate Liquor
.5 oz. Agave
.75 oz. Lime
Ginger Beer

Directions: Shake with ice and strain into a copper mug. Top with Ginger Beer and arnish with ice frozen with pomegranate seeds and lime wedge.

Lime O’Clock Mule
Lookout Rooftop & Bar at The Envoy Hotel

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 2 oz. Absolut Lime
.5 oz. Simple Syrup
.5 oz. Lime Juice

Directions: Shake all ingredients and pour over ice. Top with Ginger Beer

STK Mule
Recipe via STK

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1.5 oz. Belvedere Unfiltered Vodka
1 oz. Chartreuse
.5 oz. Lime Juice

Directions: Shake vodka and chartreuse, top with ginger beer and a lime wheel float.