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by Jennifer Ryan Jones March 02, 2018 2 min read

March 3 is National Moscow Mule Day. And this year it conveniently falls on a Saturday. It's practically begging to be celebrated. So, fill your favorite copper mug with vodka and ginger beer, add a lime and let's toast.

What's so special about the Moscow Mule? It has stood the test of time. As far as cocktails go, the Moscow Mule is fashionable but not some trendy new bar concoction. It was invented in 1941 by Jack Morgan and was first served up in his Los Angeles pub called the Cock'n Bull. According to legend, the Moscow Mule was born out of a need to get rid of the pub's surplus of Smirnoff Vodka and cases of Ginger Beer. At the time, the Cock'n Bull patrons weren't feeling either of these ingredients. In fact, Americans weren't really big vodka drinkers until Moscow Mule lovers started requesting the stuff. Smirnoff Vodka became known as the authentic pour for a proper Moscow Mule.


Mule Mixology:

Keep it classic with a kick. Take 1.5 oz. of Smirnoff Vodka, 4 oz. of ginger beer and lime wedge and enjoy.


So which ginger beer is best? You can keep your Mule authentic with the original Cock'n Bull Ginger Beer. This extra-ginger soft drink is the OG of Moscow Mule mixers. It's spicy and all natural with real sugar and ginger root extract.


Why the heck are Moscow Mules served in copper mugs? Because, back in 1941, an immigrant named Sophie Berezinski was going door-to-door hoping to sell 2,000 solid copper mugs from a factory her father owned back in Russia. She walked into the Cock'n Bull pub and the rest is history. If you're a Moscow Mule lover, you'll want to mark National Moscow Mule Day by keeping your cocktail cold with a set of authentic copper mugs from the original, Moscow Copper Co. Head to this website for all things Mule. Along with beautiful gifts, you'll find custom mug monogramming and delicious Moscow Mule recipes with a twist. Bottoms Up!