How to make a Moscow mule

Moscow Mule Thanksgiving cocktail recipe

A Moscow mule, also popularly called a “vodka buck,” is a cocktail of top-shelf vodka, ginger ale, fresh-squeezed lime, and garnished with a lime wedge.

You’ll recognize a Moscow mule by the signature copper mug it’s served in.

If you’re looking for a drink that’s sweet and citrusy, the Moscow mule can be your new go-to. Also check these two out: Apple cider Moscow mule & Cranberry wine Moscow mule.

Vodka Buck/Moscow Mule cocktail recipe

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  • 2 oz. vodka
  • 3 oz. ginger ale
  • 1 oz. fresh lime juice
  • lime wedge


  1. Pour vodka over ice in a highball cocktail glass.
  2. Add ginger ale and a splash of freshly-squeezed lime juice.
  3. Garnish with lime wedge.

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Moscow Mule Thanksgiving cocktail recipe