Moscow Mule

The Moscow Mule, conceived at the Cock ’N Bull, introduced bourbon and rye lovers to vodka, the new “white whiskey.” Now the ’50s classic is back.
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Photograph by Jessica Boone

1. Tam O’Shanter Inn 

The first Moscow Mule was made with Smirnoff and served in copper cups. Tradition is not forgotten here: Your choice of vodka mixed with Cock ’N Bull ginger beer is presented in a pewter mug with a squeeze of lime. » 2980 Los Feliz Blvd., Los Feliz, 323- 664-0228.

2. Library Bar 

The Mule is even listed on the cocktail menu at this habitat of hip. Made with Stoli vodka and Bundaberg ginger beer, it’s served over ice in a collins glass with a cucumber. » 630 W. 6th St., downtown, 213-614-0053.

3. Sona 

Chef David Myers makes his ginger beer in-house, pressing juice from fresh ginger. He gives the Mule spirit with Luksusowa, triple-distilled potato vodka from Poland, and chills it with a single rectangular piece of ice. » 401 N. La Cienega Blvd., L.A., 310-659-7708.

4. Jer-Ne 

The Old World and the New make peace in this version: Stoli blueberry vodka with Cock ’N Bull ginger beer. » Ritz-Carlton, 4375 Admiralty Way, Marina del Rey, 310-823-1700.

JESSICA BOONE