I have a theory...that my wife likes Moscow mules so much not because they taste good (they do!) and have a good kick but that it gives her a reason to go shopping for the copper mugs used for the drink.
After being very picky about it, I just went ahead and ordered a set on Amazon. They came in last week so, already having the ginger beer and vodka in stock, Tim and I set out to try our hand at it.
The results can be seen in the video, above.
INGREDIENTS - (1 drink)
6-oz ginger beer
juice of one lime
sprig of mint
Pour the vodka into the mug. Cut off a few leaves of mint from the sprig and put into the mug. Muddle the mint in the vodka. Put in the lime juice, fill cup with ice, fill with ginger beer and stir.
Garnish with the rest of the mint sprig and a slice of lime.
Option 2 is to add a splash of Cointreau or Grand Marnier to the drink
Option 3 is to add a splash of sweet and sour
If you want it sweeter, you can also add a splash of grenadine.
Postcript: my wife returned the mugs and will buy a set she likes better.