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Grilla Grills Moscow Mule

Today we’re showing you how to make a Moscow Mule, Grilla style. You know we like to keep things simple here at Grilla Grills, so keep in mind, this drink can be made a thousand different ways. This is just the way we like, because it’s quick, easy, and tastes real dang good.

Now everywhere you go on the internet, people are going to tell you it’s not a Mule if it’s not in a copper mug. Now, while they may look cool, there isn’t really any other benefit to them other than the fact that they will keep your drink colder for longer. It doesn’t make the drink taste any different, so if you don’t want to go out and buy a set of them just for this drink, you’re perfectly fine just using a glass.


  • Ice
  • 2 oz. Vodka
  • Ginger Beer (To Taste)
  • Lime (1-3 Slices)
  • Copper Mug (Optional)


Place a few ice cubes or crushed ice in your glass, don’t fill it all the way to the top. Next, take a shot of vodka, about 2 oz. and place it in that same glass. Next, take your lime, whether that’s 1 slice or 10, and squeeze the juice into your vodka glass. Drop them in and give it a stir.

Finally, here comes the ginger beer. Take this next part slow, because it’s all about personal preference. Pour about 2-4 oz. of your ginger beer into the glass, stir, and take a taste. If you like it, fill the glass the rest of the way with ice, and you’re good to go. If not, add a bit more ginger beer until you do, top it off with ice and enjoy.

If that doesn’t work, make a few more and we’re pretty sure it’s gonna taste fantastic by the 3rd one!

You’ve been on the hunt for a different type of mixed drink to offer your guests. And why not? You take your pitmaster and bartending duties seriously. What can you offer, though, beyond the ordinary and classic cocktails?

Try a Moscow mule.

The Moscow mule is a terrific beverage that gives you the chance to show off a little. It’s a perfect drink when the weather is warm because this beverage is best served chilled.

What’s the Background on the Moscow Mule Cocktail?

The first Moscow mule was concocted in about the middle of the 20th century in New York City, at least according to legend. However, some people say that the original recipe wasn’t quite what we know it as today. A few cocktail aficionados claim that a true Moscow mule wasn’t really invented until the 21st century.

Either way, the name is enough to make you perk up your ears. As you might imagine, the “Moscow” part hearkens back to the fact that this cocktail’s main ingredient is vodka. That’s a truly Russian liquor.

Ways to Switch up Your Grilla Grills Moscow Mule

As we note in the directions for our Moscow mule cocktail, every pitmaster or bartender has a specific “take” on how to make a Moscow mule. In other words, you don’t have to follow our guidelines to a T. However, if this is your first time pulling together a Moscow mule, you can rest assured that our recipe will net you awesome results.

Still, if you’re ready for variations, try some of the following:

  • Replace another liquor for the vodka: A few ideas include bourbon, Southern Comfort, spiced rum or Irish whiskey.
  • Try a different fruit in your Moscow mule: For instance, you could grill slices of lemon or orange. Or, you could grill up some pineapple for an exotic or tropical tweak.
  • Swap out the ginger beer: Not sure you want to go full-out ginger beer? A ginger syrup could be added instead.
  • Add a little veggie juice: A milder version of the Moscow mule might include a few ounces of carrot or other veggie juice. This helps water down the drink, allowing you to nurse it a bit longer, but not at the expense of flavor.

Moscow mules go great at picnics, parties, tailgates and other gatherings. Be sure to have all the ingredients you need on hand at all times. This is bound to be a perpetual favorite among your crew!

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