Smoot and I received these gorgeous personalized mugs in our panelist bags at the Flea Style Summit from All The Wire. They were the perfect inspiration for a refreshing Moscow Mule on a hot summer day!
A Moscow Mule is a cocktail with vodka, ginger beer, and fresh lime juice, traditionally served in a copper mug. Below is the simple recipe.
1 1/2 ounces vodka
1/2 ounces fresh lime juice
1/2 cup ginger beer
lime wedges for garnish
Combine vodka, lime juice and ginger beer in a copper mug or highball glass. Stir and garnish with lime wedges. Enjoy!
Of course, you can use these mugs for ice tea or lemonade or even hot drinks like hot coco or tea. We absolutely love them and thank Desiree and Tori for such a thoughtful gift! Check out All The Wire for their wonderful story and complete line of merchandise here.
We always jump at the chance to spend the day with our over the top talented and good friend Becki Griffin of Curious Details. We took the drive to Round Top last week to check out the progress on the new cottage build out and decided to style and shoot a few pics of these beauties.
I was curious to how these mugs and cocktail came about, so looked it up online. Here's what I found:
The Moscow Mule History -
The cocktail was invented in 1941 by John G. Martin of G.F. Heublein Brothers, Inc., an American East Coast spirits and food distributor based in Hartford, Connecticut, and "Jack" Morgan, President of Cock 'n' Bull Products (which produced ginger beer) and proprietor of the The Cock and Bull restaurant on Sunset Boulevard in Los Angeles, which was popular with celebrities.
The Moscow mule is almost always served in a copper mug. The popularity of this drinking vessel is attributable to Martin, who went around the country to sell Smirnoff vodka and popularize the Moscow mule. Martin asked bartenders to pose with a specialty copper mug and a bottle of Smirnoff vodka, and photographed a Polaroid picture of them. He took two photos, leaving one with the bartender for display. The other photo would be put into a collection and used as proof to the next bar Martin visited of the popularity of the Moscow mule.The copper mug remains, to this day, a popular serving vessel for the Moscow mule, primarily due to tradition and aesthetic reasons.