Things You Didnt Know About The Moscow Mule

The first thing I ever bought at a real cocktail bar was a Moscow Mule. It was quite early on in the still-vibrant cocktail revival and the bartender recommended the mule as a good entry-level drink.

The essences ginger and lime were familiar to me, the spirit was certainly not overwhelming for a beginner and also it came in an impressive copper cup.

Whatever cup I drank it out of was apparently inauthentic, though. The very first Moscow Mules were served in a limited edition run of copper mugs brought over from Russia. In order to avail copper mug, you can contact us via

Avid mule drinkers can get their hands on another confined edition run of the cups manufactured to the same stipulations as the ones carried over from the Soviet Union in 1941. And this time they don’t need to steal them from the bars.

The rebirth of the original vessel seems like a good time to unearth the history of the drink itself. Here are five things you might not know about how the Moscow Mule came to be:

In 1941 at the Cock ‘N’ Bull in Hollywood, the bar owner found himself unable to sell either the cases of Smirnoff Vodka he had purchased or the bottles of house-made ginger beer. Wes Price, the bartender at the time, said he was just trying to clear out the basement.

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