To celebrate the recent resurgence in the popularity of the Moscow Mule, Smirnoff have dubbed March 3, 2017, the first official National Moscow Mule Day – raise a copper mug and toast this cocktail, with an exclusive recipe to follow. Invented in 1941 by Smirnoff, the Moscow Mule is easy to make at home and features 1.5 oz. Smirnoff vodka, 4 oz. of ginger beer and a lime wedge) or mix things up with one of the fun twists below.

Strawberry Moscow Mule Float

(courtesy of Megan Marlowe from Strawberry Blondie Kitchen)

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  • 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)

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  • 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)

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  • 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.

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Ice 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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