How to Make a Moscow Mule
Add 2 to 3 ice cubes to a Moscow mule copper mug.Pour 1 part vodka over the ice.
Squeeze lime juice over the vodka. For a 12- to 16-ounce mug or glass, squeeze approximately 1/2 ounce or the juice from one lime wedge. Discard the lime wedge. Add simple syrup to taste if you prefer a sweet cocktail.
Fill the mug to the top with ginger beer -- not ginger ale -- usually 2 to 3 parts ginger beer depending on preference. If you prefer the taste of less ginger beer, add more ice to fill the cup.
Stir the ingredients with a bar spoon until thoroughly combined.
Garnish with a lime wedge or a lime slice. Hook lime wedges on the side of the glass; place slices on top of the ice. You can add a sprig of mint in addition to or in place of the lime garnish.