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    The Moscow Mule and Other Drinks in Signature Vessels

    Certain drinks just wouldn’t be the same without their signature vessels. Though it may not be the first thing on your mind while imbibing, you’d probably feel a little off-kilter drinking a martini from a tiki mug, or a Moscow Mule from a Hurricane glass. But why do certain drinks necessitate specific barware? From the martini glass to Siestaware, we discuss a few of these signature drink vessels. Martini The martini glass isn’t technically exclusively used for martinis, but that is its original intent. The shape of the martini glass, with its long, thin stem and cone-shaped top, helps maintain the temperature of the alcohol. Martinis and the like are…

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    Where Did the Moscow Mule Come From?

    It’s been said that while enjoying a Moscow Mule, curiosity can strike the moment before its cold copper mug touches your lips. You wonder, where exactly did this refreshingly tangy drink come from? Was the crisp beverage loved by leaders of the Communist Party like Joseph Stalin and Vladimir Lenin in Soviet Russia? Was it invented when a mule somehow miraculously kicked the contents of a bottle of vodka and a bottle of ginger beer into a copper mug? It turns out the Moscow Mule is actually the byproduct of inventive marketing. This cocktail, that brought with it cocktail attire was created in 1941 right here in America. According to…