A cocktail made with:
Ice, vodka, fresh lime juice placed in a Boston glass. Shake and drain in a collins glass with ice lengthened with ginger beer.
This drink is regarded as kicking off a Vodka craze in the United States during the 1950's. The Moscow Mule was invented by John G. Martin of Heublein Inc., an East Coast spirits and food distributor who had bought the rights to Smirnoff vodka. Whilst at the Cock n' Bull restaurant in Sunset Strip, Hollywood, Heublein came across the idea to add the Vodka to the proprieters strugging Ginger beer franchise.
See also: List of cocktails