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Hibiscus Moscow Mule

Our Hibiscus Elixir adds a botanical twist to this classic cocktail. Give spring a nudge already with this spicy drink, complemented with the power of flowers!



Hibiscus Moscow Mule Ingredients:

  • 2 ounces vodka

  • 5 ounces ginger beer

  • 1/2 ounce Hibiscus Elixir

  • Fresh mint sprig for garnish


Build ingredients in an ice-filled glass.

Stir, and garnish with fresh mint sprig.






The drink with an inspirational tale of can-do and one helluva kick.


There are so many surprising facts about the Moscow Mule, I don’t even know where to start.


Contrary to popular belief, the drink has nothing to do with Moscow, or even Russia. It’s all-American, concocted over 80 years ago in L.A. by a bartender.


What’s the story behind the Moscow Mule?


Sometime in the 1940s, a guy called John G. Martin was trying to move a new product called Smirnoff. But it wasn’t really catching on; brown spirits ruled the market back then.


Then there was another guy, owner of a bar on Sunset, who couldn’t convince people to try his ginger beer. Enter our third key character, a woman who was desperate to sell a few thousand… no, not limes. Copper cups.


These three key elements magically came together one day when the bartender on Sunset combined the vodka and ginger beer and served it up nice and chilled in a copper cup.


A star was born.


The Moscow Mule has been insanely popular ever since. It’s been battling it out with the Martini in the US cocktail charts and managed to claim the number two spot last year (no one can topple the reigning champ, the Margarita). 


Certainly saved Smirnoff from going belly up back in the day. In gratitude, Smirnoff declared March 3rd Moscow Mule Day.


No, it wasn’t actually invented on March 3rd… the date symbolizes the trifecta of ingredients (vodka, ginger beer and lime).


Although we here at Floral Elixir Co. HQ highly recommend adding a splash of hibiscus to really complement the strong, spicy ginger flavour. 👌


Speaking of kick, that’s exactly where the “mule” part of the name comes from. And Moscow? Did we mention the vodka?


This drink holds so much mystery. Who knew?


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