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.

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.