A man named John G. Martin bought the rights to Smirnoff vodka for Heublein Spirits in the late 1930’s. However, he had a difficult time selling it, and decided to partner up with Jack Morgan, owner of the British pub Cock ‘n’ Bull in Los Angeles, who, incidentally, was having trouble selling off the large stock of ginger beer he had recently purchased. The two collaborated and came up with this simple, yet refreshing recipe, which ignited the vodka craze of the 50’s and would later lead bartenders to create every kind of “mule” imaginable.
- 1 1/2 Ounce(s) Vodka
- 1/2 Ounce(s) Fresh Lime Juice
- Ginger Beer
- Lime Wedge