OTTO Enoteca e Pizzeria at The Venetian Celebrates The Cocktail’s 75th Anniversary
With the recent surge in popularity of the Moscow Mule, it’s hard to believe the cocktail has actually been around for several decades.
And a Las Vegas restaurant is celebrating the drink’s 75th anniversary by offering it for $7.50 for the remainder of 2016.
OTTO Enoteca e Pizzeria at The Venetian has its own version, which it calls the “Mulo Italiano.” It is made with Amsterdam Vodka, Solerno Orange Liqueur, lime juice, blood orange juice and Fever Tree Ginger Beer.
The original Moscow Mule was created in 1941. It blends vodka, spicy ginger beer and lime juice with a slice of lime as garnish.
It is believed the “Moscow” part of its name was inspired by its base ingredient – vodka – (thus the association with Russia), while the “mule” refers to the “kick” that comes from the ginger beer.
OTTO Enoteca e Pizzeria is a partly owned by celebrity chef Mario Batali. If you want to eat with your drink(s), among its menu items are pasta and pizza in the $20-25 range.
It is located inside St. Mark’s Square at The Grand Canal Shoppes and is open daily from 11 a.m.-11 p.m.