National Moscow Mule Day for the year 2023 is celebrated/observed on Friday, March 3rd. There are until the next observance.

Every year on March 3, National Moscow Mule Day is observed. It’s the ideal day to take a break from your hectic schedule and have a refreshing cup of tea. Did you know that the number 3-3 (March 3) represents the cocktail’s three main ingredients? Yes, it also reflects the trio that created it. This simple and classic drink only requires three ingredients: vodka, lime, and ginger beer, and it is exclusively served in copper cups. Let’s take a look at the history of this amazing drink that is popular all year.

📆 When is National Moscow Mule Day?

This year, National Moscow Mule Day is on March 3rd. It is the 1st Friday in March; in 2024, it is on Sunday.

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Did you know: Many individuals feel that cold Moscow mules taste better in copper glasses.

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📜 History of National Moscow Mule Day

According to legend, at the time when brown spirits ruled the liquor market, a merchant named John G. Martin had difficulty selling his Smirnoff vodka. Another man named Jack Morgan ran a prominent tavern on the Sunset Strip and couldn’t get his customers to drink his ginger beer. Sophie Berezinski, the final member of the trio, planned to sell a few thousand copper cups. So, officially, the Moscow Mule was invented by Wes Price, a bartender who simply blended two components that wouldn’t sell on their own and presented them in a copper cup he had purchased.

The key component in the original Moscow Mule is Smirnoff No. 21 vodka. In reality, the Moscow mule saved Smirnoff from bankruptcy, as sales and demand for the vodka skyrocketed following the cocktail’s success. Smirnoff vodka established March 3 as National Moscow Mule Day to honor the Moscow mule’s role in the history of drinks. To this day, the Moscow mule remains one of the most adored and popular cocktails in the United States because it’s easy to mix, tastes excellent, is refreshing, and is everyone’s go-to cocktail.

☑️ National Moscow Mule Day facts

There are many taste variations
The cocktail comes in a variety of flavors.

The copper cups were surplus
Cock ‘n’ Bull purchased extra output, which resulted in the copper cups.

The cocktail was almost discontinued
The Moscow Mule was almost blacklisted during McCarthyism’s Cold War era.

Things to do on National Moscow Mule Day

Visit Cock ‘n’ Bulls
Visit Los Angeles’ renowned Cock ‘n’ Bulls bar. Enjoy this classic cocktail at its source.

Make one yourself
Can’t get to Los Angeles? Don’t be concerned. You could always make your own Moscow mule in your own home.Three basic ingredients and a copper cup are all you need.

Try something new
There are several more variants of the drink available, such as the Sicilian mule, Mexican mule, Jeweled mule, and Ginger ale. Experiment with any of these.

📅 National Moscow Mule Day Observances

2023 March 3 Friday
2024 March 3 Sunday
2025 March 3 Monday
2026 March 3 Tuesday
2027 March 3 Wednesday

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