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Jill Layton
August 13, 2016 7:38 am

In the world of the cocktail, there’s a plethora to choose from. The opportunities are pretty much endless when it comes to ordering a drink.

But there’s one drink in particular that people can’t seem to get enough of — the moscow mule.

For those of you who haven’t tried a moscow mule, where have you been  (JK, but seriously, where?). The drink consists of vodka, ginger beer, and squeezed lime wedges served on the rocks in a copper mug.

It’s not only delicious, it’s super refreshing. And it has alcohol, so that’s fun (if you’re into that sort of thing).

But how do we know it’s the drink of 2016?

Because cocktail aficionado Alton Brown posted a picture of himself on Instagram sipping a moscow mule, and the picture quickly went viral. And since he’s the king of all things cocktails, we trust him.

The New York Times also deemed the moscow mule to be the beverage of the year due to the “the industry . . . promot[ing] it heavily” through branded copper mugs, which vodka companies are apparently give out to bars for free, Popsugar reported.

Also, pretty much everyone on Instagram has declared the moscow mule to be 2016’s drink of choice.

And we’re definitely not mad about it.

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