Also love for the people who planned the event I got to go to celebrating the mule. Being in wine class, I usually feel like I can’t waste drinking energy on vodka–BUT! The good people of Smirnoff offered me an uber to and from their “immersive speakeasy” event.
That is smart. And good for the world at large as the less people taking to the roads tipsy the better. I mean I’d uber anyway but not really wanting to pay for it I might have just skipped the event. The uber was the last straw that got me out the door.
I had just a wee amount of fun. Evidence:
“2016 marks 75 years of America’s most Googled cocktail – The Moscow Mule.”
Most googled! I guess a lot of people wanna make sure they get it right so lemme break it down here, no web searching needed.
It is: a shot of vodka, some lime juice and ginger beer. Whatever proportions you feel up to, really. On rocks.
Now that you have a bev let’s have some history. Again, as told to me by the company:
“In 1941 dark spirits were king and it was extremely rare for anyone to order vodka. John G. Martin, the President of Heublein (now The Smirnoff Co.), was very frustrated that he couldn’t sell his product and expressed his frustration with Jack Morgan (the owner of a popular LA pub), and Morgan’s girlfriend, Ozeline Schmidt. Together, the trio came up with the idea of combining SMIRNOFF No. 21 vodka with Morgan’s ginger beer to create what’s now one of the most loved cocktails in the U.S.”
There ya go! .
It is rather tasty. I drank two at the party and met some people who were up for taking those silly pictures with me you saw. I art directed:
“Serious shot. Now joy! Anger at the mule. C’mon people workit!”
It was fun.