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sagesnow

(2,826 posts)
Thu Dec 22, 2016, 03:51 AM Dec 2016

Moscow Mules seem popular this season...

I noticed while shopping yesterday that copper cups to make Moscow Mules were displayed front and center in several stores. Also noted that the bar I ate made a great Moscow Mule. In past years most bars did not have a clue what a Moscow Mule was, if I ordered one. Does this surge of Moscow Mule popularity mean anything?
Re the tRump Putin connection?? Discuss. Or not.

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Moscow Mules seem popular this season... (Original Post) sagesnow Dec 2016 OP
No, it's just a damn dirty hipster thing to do. NightWatcher Dec 2016 #1
Just that there will be a Putin Puppet in the WH. За здоровье! Fla Dem Dec 2016 #2
I've seen a lot of those copper cups too... Phentex Dec 2016 #3
Better Call Saul PasadenaTrudy Dec 2016 #4
They are big here hibbing Dec 2016 #5
They've been trending for a few years now. blogslut Dec 2016 #6
I only became aware of this drink six weeks ago. vanlassie Dec 2016 #7
When I was looking for liquor for the office party OriginalGeek Dec 2016 #8

Fla Dem

(24,275 posts)
2. Just that there will be a Putin Puppet in the WH. За здоровье!
Thu Dec 22, 2016, 11:38 AM
Dec 2016

The Russian equivalent for Cheers! is За здоровье! [za zda-ró-vye].
Literally it means: “To your health!“.

Phentex

(16,338 posts)
3. I've seen a lot of those copper cups too...
Thu Dec 22, 2016, 11:40 AM
Dec 2016

but the drink has been around a while. For all we know it was popularized by a tweet or a movie or something I would not be aware of.

PasadenaTrudy

(3,998 posts)
4. Better Call Saul
Thu Dec 22, 2016, 11:52 AM
Dec 2016

had an episode with characters drinking them, this season. But it's not that popular a show. Who knows.

hibbing

(10,153 posts)
5. They are big here
Thu Dec 22, 2016, 12:56 PM
Dec 2016

I had never even heard of one, but went out with some people and that's what they all ordered. I try not to drink often, so I did not partake. I did see the mugs at Walmart.


Peace

blogslut

(38,056 posts)
6. They've been trending for a few years now.
Thu Dec 22, 2016, 01:25 PM
Dec 2016

They fit into the whole fancy mixed drink and re-discovered classic cocktail thing going on. I'm cool with it because I dig the mugs and I adore the newfound availability of ginger beer.

vanlassie

(5,732 posts)
7. I only became aware of this drink six weeks ago.
Fri Dec 23, 2016, 04:07 AM
Dec 2016

I have since seen references to it at least a dozen times, not to mention I flew to London from California for Christmas a few days ago, and they're selling the copper mugs in Tesco. Moscow Mules must have some high priced publicists!

OriginalGeek

(12,132 posts)
8. When I was looking for liquor for the office party
Fri Dec 23, 2016, 04:11 PM
Dec 2016

(white Elephant gift exchange) I noticed quite a few gift box kits with the fixins and copper mugs for Moscow Mules but it does seem like those would have been made up and ready to stock well before the election so I doubt it's a TrumPutin thing.

I've been seeing more about them in the last year or so but have never had one. I do love me some White Russians though.

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