How the Moscow Mule Got its Name (and its Shiny Copper Mugs)

How the Moscow Mule Got Its Name and Shiny Copper Mug

What could be more refreshing on a hot summer day than an ice-cold cocktail of vodka, ginger beer, lime, and a sprig of mint served in a shiny copper mug?

The answer, of course, is “I can’t think of anything that would be more refreshing and now I want a Moscow Mule real bad”.

So what is this drink, how did it get its name, and why is it so special that it gets its very own copper mug? Continue reading