A Sip of American History: Jack's Moscow Mule Cup

A Sip of American History: Jack's Moscow Mule Cup

It was 1941 and three pals/business partners were jawing away in a bar. One was John Martin, the president of G.F. Heublein Brothers, an East Coast spirits and food distributor. The second was Rudolph Kunett, the president of Smirnoff, Heublein's vodka division. The third gentleman was John "Jack" A. Morgan, president of Cock 'n' Bull Products, owner of the Cock 'n' Bull Restaurant of Los Angeles, and proprietor of ginger beer. Little did the three know that they were about to make American history...or as Jack Morgan later reminisced,"We three were quaffing a slug, nibbling an hors d'oeuvre and shoving toward inventive genius."   The three were pondering what it would taste like if vodka and lemon or lime juice were added to Morgan's ginger beer. The ingredients were ordered from the bar, mixed, and a toast was held. Four or five glasses later, behold: a new drink was born and christened: the Moscow Mule!   In honor of a this American ingenuity, I'm proud to introduce my latest product, Jack's Moscow Mule Cup, in honor of one of the inventors of the cocktail. This beautiful, unique, two-toned copper mug and Moscow Mules go together like bacon and eggs...bread and butter...popcorn and salt. You get the picture. Of course, you can use it for sipping any of your favorite beverages, considering it holds a generous 15 ounces.   Best of all, unlike other Moscow Mule mugs on the market, mine is one of the few made in the USA, by hand in our factory (and soldered, not welded) for true American authenticity.   The Moscow Mule is refreshingly simple to make, by the way. Just squeeze a half ounce of lime juice into the mug, add 2 ounces of your choice of vodka, then top with cold ginger beer (not to be confused with ginger ale--ginger beer is distinctively sweeter and...well, more gingerly.) Ice optional. Stir, sip, and enjoy a little taste of American invention!

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