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Try This Moscow Mule for an Easy Afterwork Pick-Me-Up

A simple solution for a restful evening.

There’s something about the simplicity of a Moscow Mule’s ingredients — a good vodka, ginger beer and lime — when combined, that creates a perfectly refreshing and satisfactory mixed drink. The lime and ginger interact well together on the palette and can take one’s mind off any stressful subject — even if but for a few moments.

Here, the classic cocktail is elevated with Wheatley Vodka, from the people behind the oldest continually operating distillery in North America and now available at the LCBO. Created in small batches, the artisanal vodka uses the same premium ingredients and centuries-old techniques used to create the Pappy Van Winkle premium bourbon from the multiple award-winning Buffalo Trace Distillery in Kentucky.

Here’s how to build a Moscow mule.


1.5oz Wheatley Vodka

Ginger Beer

Lime Wedges


Pour vodka in a copper mug with ice

Top with ginger beer and lime

Stir and enjoy