The wrong Moscow Mule is born in London, the London Mule


The wrong Moscow Mule is born in London, the London Mule

The London variant of the Moscow Mule is called (obviously) London Mule and is very similar to the already known cocktail, but with one fundamental difference.

The Moscow Mule now everyone knows him and is experiencing its second golden age. It was invented in 1941 in Los Angeles and firmly holds its place in the ranking of the most popular long drinks worldwide. Here, however, we want to focus on a variant that during this summer 2020 has officially entered among the trends of the moment also with regard to Italy: the London Mule , also defined by some as the wrong Moscow Mule and Gin gin Mule , conceived not many. years ago by international bartending star Audrey Saunders .

What is the difference

Like the Moscow Mule, the London Mule is also served in the now iconic copper cup. The big difference is to be found in the main ingredient: we don’t use vodka, but gin . The first is one of the symbols of Russia, the second is the Anglo-Saxon distillate par excellence and this is how the respective names of these cocktails are explained. Gin, as we know, has a stronger and more decisive flavor than vodka and is also more aromatic; despite this, the balance with the other ingredients remains perfect. Seeing is believing.

Recipe

Aside from replacing vodka with gin, London Mule is made with the same ingredients as Moscow Mule. Here are the precise doses : 4.5 cl of gin, 12 cl of ginger beer, 0.5 cl of lime juice. Start by pouring a large dose of ice cubes into the copper cup, then remove the water and pour – in this order – the ginger beer and lime juice, mixing gently. Those who wish can decorate with a slice of lime, a slice of fresh ginger and a few mint leaves.

Advice

We repeat: despite the presence of gin, the flavor of the London Mule is very balanced. To this end, however, it is necessary to choose distillates with not very pronounced botanicals , for example coriander seeds and angelica seeds. It is preferable to avoid, again to give a couple of examples, gins containing botanicals such as cardamom and cyclamen. Those who love the sweet taste can add a little sugar syrup to their London Mule. The cucumber has nothing to do with it and the same goes for the Moscow Mule, but many insist on using it and the reason remains unknown.


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