Unless you have been hiding under a rock lately, you must have noticed the frenzy over the Moscow Mule, a cocktail that uses ginger beer and lime and served in Moscow Mule copper mug.
The creation of the Moscow mule was credited to a chance meeting of three friends in Chatham bar in 1941. One of the three friends was John A. Morgan, president of Cock 'n' Bull Products who also owned the Hollywood Cock 'n' Bull Restaurant. The second one was Rudolph Kunett, president of the Pierre Smirnoff, and the third one was John G. Martin of Heublein, a spirits and food distributor.
|My new mug came with some great recipes!|
Later on, several recipes were created to prepare the Moscow Mule. Martin and Kunett mixed ginger beer, alcohol, lemon juice and ice into a concoction using mugs. The three friends named the mixture the Moscow Mule. Martin even ordered specially engraved mule mugs to market the new cocktail. The copper mugs with the mule logo would later become inseparable from the drink and contributed to the success of the Smirnoff Company.
The copper mugs used with this drink have seen a tremendous resurgence in popularity over the last few years. In certain parts of the country, bar attendants are holding the patrons' ID, to make sure they aren't taking the mugs with them. PureCopper makes an excellent all purpose mug that keeps the drinks extremely cold without using tin or nickel. They are 100% copper and nothing else.
|Making Myself a Blackberry Honey Mule|
Try out the recipe I whipped up here, the Blackberry Honey Mule. I was so good, and the fresh blackberries were the perfect touch.