The Moscow Mule is renowned for being one of the most refreshing cocktails . Despite the simplicity of its recipe, Ginger Beer, vodka and lime, it still enjoys a somewhat unusual reputation.
The Moscow Mule 's reputation is due to the container in which it is traditionally served. A copper cup that keeps the drink fresh and makes it even more sparkling.
History of the Moscow Mule copper mug
Serving a cocktail in a copper timpani does not come from the will of the person who invented the Moscow Mule. It was in the early forties that this cocktail was invented. It was aimed at an American clientele who had difficulty accepting vodka and who preferred gin.
To sell off his stock of vodka and ginger beer, Wes Price , bartender at Cock'n Bar on Sunset Boulevard in Los Angeles, concocted the famous long drink . For reasons of economy, he opted for copper containers. Containers that were available and marketed in the area where the bar was located. It was subsequently that consumers realized the virtues of copper in preserving the qualities of the drink.
The copper cup and the success of the Moscow Mule
Over the years, the Moscow Mule has become more popular, in particular, thanks to the copper timpani . A very special container which offers a perfect alchemy with its capacity and which arouses great enthusiasm among the general public.
By becoming more popular, the container of the Moscow Mule has changed a lot. Now it is sold in elegant copper-plated stainless steel mugs with a brass handle.
Some manufacturers even offer handmade Moscow Mule cups in an artisanal way.