The Moscow Mule is New York State's signature cocktail according to this interesting Buzzfeed article. Seeing as I love ginger beer and I'm from NYS, I had to make this cocktail this week's drink of the week! The mixture of vodka, ginger beer and lime juice makes for simple yet tasty combo.
According to the Buzzfeed article the reason why the Moscow Mule is New York State's signature drink as it was said to be invented in 1941 by Martin of G.F. Heublein Brothers, Inc., an East Coast Spirit producer and Jack Morgan, President of Cock n' Bull Products who produced ginger beer.
2 oz. Vodka
1 oz. Lime juice
Fill a highball glass with ice, pour in vodka, lime juice and then fill glass with ginger beer. Garnish with a lime wedge and enjoy!