I'm not a drinker, but sometimes I kind of wish I did. I know, you think I need to go talk to the bishop. But I have to tell you, as I look around at the world today I can understand why some people need an escape mechanism.

I don't recommend people getting inebriated, and certainly getting behind the wheel while you're intoxicated is just a foolish thing to do. But as I consider the fact that we still some sixteen weeks until the November election, and all the shenanigans (HT to listener for suggesting that word) that surrounds that, I sometimes think a good stiff drink might help.

Plus, I've always had an odd curiosity as to what kind of drunk I would be. I've only been around a couple kinds of drunks, the mean drunk (not a fan), and the “happy” drunk, the one who always seems to be having the best time. But I won't ever know, the bishop's watching me now.


However, we do have friends and neighbors and visitors who do like to imbibe and I was intrigued by this report from The Manual that shows the most popular cocktails in every state. The data was compiled based in Google searches related to the 200 most popular cocktails.

So, what was the cocktail we were looking for the most here in Utah. It's a concoction called the Moscow Mule. I had never heard of it.

The Moscow Mule is traditionally served in a copper mug, which not only adds to its visual appeal but also helps keep the drink icy cold. The mug is usually filled with ice, and the drink is often garnished with a wedge of lime and a sprig of mint, adding a touch of green to the frosty exterior.

The aroma of a Moscow Mule is invigorating, with a dominant scent of fresh lime juice. The ginger beer contributes a spicy, slightly sweet fragrance, and if garnished with mint, there’s an additional fresh, herbal note.


They say the flavor profile of a Moscow Mule is a delightful balance of spicy, sweet, and tangy.

I have to tell you, copper mug thing is kind of cool.

If you're curious, here's how to make a Moscow Mule.

You'll need:

  • 2 ounces of Vodka
  • 4-6 ounces of Ginger Beer
  • Half an ounce of fresh lime juice
  • Ice Cubes
  • A lime wedge or a mint sprig for garnish

Fill the copper cup with ice cubes. The pour the two ounces of vodka over that ice. Squeeze half an ounce of fresh lime juice into the mug. Fill the rest of the mug with the ginger beer. Give the drink a gentle stir to mix the ingredients and then add the lime wedge or mint sprig.


That's how you make the most popular cocktail in Utah. Just don't tell the bishop I told you.

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