Legend has it that in 1941 at the counter of the Chatham Bar in New York, two entrepreneurs accidently found themselves conversing: John Martin, distributor of the Russian vodka Smirnoff, a spirit still not very well-known in America, and Jack Morgan, who had invested in the production of a ginger drink, Ginger Beer.
The two men thought of combining their two products with lime juice, which with that pinch of sourness: “It kicked like a mule!!!”
A third entrepreneur, who had a stock of copper mugs embossed with a donkey, joined them.
This union decreed the success of the Moscow Mule and vodka managed to conquer America.
Ideal as an aperitif, but also for after dinner, the Moscow Mule stands out due to the pungent notes given by the ginger of the Ginger Beer. Usually served in a copper mug, it is a very refreshing cocktail with a not too high alcohol content.