I was given the unique opportunity to review this awesome Moscow Mule copper mug. Apparently, these cool mugs have a unique backstory to them!
(Quoted from the box)The "Moscow Mule" is actually an alcoholic cocktail that was invented in 1941 by John A. Morgan, president of Cock N' Bull products and restaurant; John G. Martin , president of G.F. Heublein Brother Inc. ,and the third was Rudolph Kunett, president of the Pierre Smirnoff. In 2012, a Moscow Mule kit that included Cock N' Bull Ginger Beer was included as part of Oprah Winfrey's Favorite Things list!
The Wall Street Journal published an article about the rampant disappearance of the unique copper mugs from local bars. The situation was so bad that bartenders were holding the ID's and credit cards of customers so they didn't steal the unique mugs.
The Moscow Mule is an all-around great drink. It's gingery kick makes it warming in winter, yet the lime flavor makes it refreshing in hot weather too!
Moscow Mule Recipe
(for 16 oz mug)
1-1/2 -2 oz vodka
1/2 oz lime juice
4-6 oz of ginger beer
Squeeze lime juice into Moscow Mule mug.
Add 2 or 3 ice cubes.
Pour in the Vodka.
Fill with cold ginger beer.
Garnish with a wedge of lime and serve with a stirring rod.
If you'd like to get one for yourself, they're available here: