Buy Genuine Copper Cups For Moscow Mules

There is a resurgence in the popularity of vodka in the U.S. The popularity of vodka drinks is attributed to the vodka martini. It was the most popular vodka drink until the Moscow mule was introduced. The Moscow mule was invented in 1941 by John G. Martin of Heublein, Inc. of East Coast Spirits and Jack Morgan. The legend goes Martin had the rights tc sell Smirnoff vodka in the U.S. and Morgan had a lot of ginger beer at his tavern. They worked together and created the Moscow mule. It is interesting how many vodka drinks there are including the cosmopolitan, sex on the beach and the bloody mary. How do you make a Moscow mule? The recipe includes:

  • 2 ounces vodka
  • 1 oz lime juice
  • 1/2 ounce simple syrup
  • dash bitters
  • Top with ginger beer

Pack a twelve ounce glass full of ice, add vodka, lime juice, simple syrup and bitters. Fill the glass with ginger beer and garnish with lime and mint. However, most people know that one needs copper cups for Moscow Mules. A lot of people think the copper mug is just for presentation. Similarly, individuals will not accept a martini unless it is in the classic, stemmed glass. Back in the forties, people thought it was pretty nifty to drink out of a copper mug so the trend spread across the U.S.

However, Moscow mule enthusiasts argue that a genuine copper mug makes the drink taste better. Experts say the vodka makes the copper start to oxidize. This increases the aroma and taste of the vodka. Likewise, cold copper makes more bubbles in the ginger beer, which makes the drink very fizzy. Further, lime gets a kick from the cold copper. It makes the lime tangier and reduces acidity to complement the spicy, ginger beer. Plated and lined copper mugs do not work for the drink because one does not get the same reactions. Go out and purchase genuine copper mugs and invite your friends over to sample a Moscow mule. It is a classic American drink especially for vodka lovers.