Best Moscow Mule Copper Mugs
some affordable copper mugs, drinking cups, and mug sets
Take a look at these great prices on all these unique Moscow Mule copper mugs, and drinking cups, and mug sets. Great affordable prices and great reviews. There's also the story behind the 'Moscow Mule' as well as the recipe so you can make them at home.
What IS a 'Moscow Mule'?
We all know Oprah LOVES a Moscow Mule in a copper mug, right? A Moscow mule is a buck or mule cocktail made with vodka, ginger beer, and lime served in a copper mug. It became popular during the vodka craze in the United States during the 1950s. The name refers to the popular perception of vodka as a Russian product.
Why in a copper mug? Because it keeps the drink COLD and it just plain tastes better that way - and looks cool as well!
A Moscow mulе, аlѕо knоwn аѕ a Vоdkа buck, is a buсk mаdе with a hіgh ԛuаlіtу vоdkа, a spicy gіngеr bееr, аnd lіmе juісе, gаrnіѕhеd wіth a slice оr wеdgе оf lіmе. It is usually ѕеrvеd іn a copper mug. Thе сосktаіl became popular durіng thе vodka craze іn the Unіtеd Stаtеѕ durіng thе 1950ѕ. Thе name rеfеrѕ tо the рорulаr реrсерtіоn оf vоdkа аѕ a Ruѕѕіаn product.
Moscow Mule Recipe
The recipe (found here) for a Moscow Mule has just a few ingredients and is very simple to make.
- 1 half lime
- 2 ounces vodka
- 4 to 6 ounces ginger beer
Squeeze lime into Collins glass (or copper mug) and drop in half lime. Add 2 or 3 large ice cubes, then pour in the vodka and fill with cold ginger beer. Serve with a stirring rod.
How To Make a Moscow Mule - Video
Moscow Mule - History of the Drink
The mule was born in Manhattan but "stalled" on the West Coast for the duration. The birthplace of "Little Moscow" was in New York's Chatham Hotel. That was back in 1941 when the first carload of Jack Morgan's Cock 'n' Bull ginger beer was railing over the plains to give New Yorkers a happy surprise...
Three friends were in the Chatham bar, one John A. Morgan, known as Jack, president of Cock 'n' Bull Products and owner of the Hollywood Cock 'n' Bull Restaurant; one was John G. Martin, president of G.F. Heublein Brothers Inc. of Hartford, Conn., and the third was Rudolph Kunett, president of the Pierre Smirnoff, Heublein's vodka division. As Jack Morgan tells it, "We three were quaffing a slug, nibbling an hors d'oeuvre and shoving toward inventive genius". Martin and Kunett had their minds on their vodka and wondered what would happen if a two-ounce shot joined with Morgan's ginger beer and the squeeze of a lemon. Ice was ordered, lemons procured, mugs ushered in and the concoction put together. Cups were raised, the men counted five and down went the first taste. It was good. It lifted the spirit to adventure. Four or five later the mixture was christened the Moscow Mule... (source)