Celebrate National Moscow Mule Day with SMIRNOFF VODKA, the Originators of the Moscow Mule!

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Popcorn, Buttons, Pizza – today, it seems like just about everything has a national day except for the Moscow Mule! Invented in 1941 by Smirnoff, the Moscow Mule has been making a comeback in recent years.

To celebrate the cocktail’s resurgence, Smirnoff Vodka has dubbed March 3, 2017 as the first official National Moscow Mule Day – giving everybody the chance to raise a copper mug and toast to the cocktail. March 3 (or 3-3) is significant as there were three people involved in the cocktail’s creation, three ingredients in The Original Mule and when turned counterclockwise the numbers become an M-M.

With the weather (finally) warming up, it’s the perfect time to celebrate with a classic Moscow Mule (easily made with 1.5 oz Smirnoff vodka, 4 oz of ginger beer and a lime wedge) or with one of the fun twists below.



Strawberry Moscow Mule Float (courtesy of Megan Marlowe from Strawberry Blondie Kitchen)

Strawberry Moscow Mule Float

· 1.5 oz Smirnoff No. 21 vodka
· Juice from 1 lime
· 4 ounces ginger beer
· Scoop of strawberry sorbet

Into the bottom of a copper mug, add vodka, lime juice and ice. Top with ginger beer and a scoop of sorbet.


   Cherry Lime Moscow Mule (courtesy of Kendra Darr of Simply Darrling)

Cherry Lime Moscow Mule

· 3 oz Smirnoff No. 21 vodka
· 1 bottle Cherry Ginger Beer
· 5 oz Cherry Limeade
· Cherries and sliced lime for garnish

(Serves 2)

In a cocktail shaker, mix ice, Smirnoff No. 21, Cherry Ginger Beer and Cherry Limeade. Stir until combined and strain into copper mug over ice. Garnish with cherries and sliced limes.


   Sunrise Over Moscow Mule (courtesy of Jay and Leah from The Gastronom)

Sunrise Over Moscow Mule

· 1.5 oz Smirnoff No. 21 vodka
· 2 oz Fresh squeezed orange juice
· .5 oz fresh squeezed lime juice
· 4 oz ginger beer

Fill copper mug with crushed ice. Add vodka, orange juice and lime juice into the mug. Stir and top with ginger beer. Garnish with candied ginger.


Ice pops

Sunrise Over Moscow Mule Pops

· 1.5 oz Smirnoff No. 21 vodka
· 4 oz orange juice
· .5 oz simple syrup
· .5 oz lime juice
· 4 oz ginger beer

Add all ingredients into a bowl and whisk to mix completely. Pour mixture into ice pop molds and place into freezer. After about 90 minutes, insert sticks into the molds. Allow ice pops to freeze overnight.


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