Please join us at the Randall’s Wines & Spirits store in FAIRVIEW HEIGHTS this upcoming Wednesday, June 3rd., from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM to try some of our most delectable, delicious and sought after wines.
“Live Well Through the Senses”
Taste, smell, and savor Scrappy’s commitment to excellence one cocktail at a time. Every flavor and every component of this set of bitters has been thoroughly considered and developed by hand. This is how the finest bitters in the world are made, and this is how every drink is made better. Assortment of flavors include Cardamom, Orange, Grapefruit, Celery, Lavender and Aromatic.
The Moscow Mule, also known as a “Vodka buck”, is made with a high quality vodka, a spicy ginger beer, and lime juice, garnished with a slice or wedge of lime. It is usually served in a copper mug…
Now, there are ALOT of tales behind the history of this fashionably refreshing drink and how it came to be, but here’s what I got after reading way too many articles on it…
Back in the early 1940′s, John G. Martin of G.F. Heublein Brothers, Inc., “Jack” Morgan President of Cock ‘n’ Bull Products (which produced ginger beer) and proprietor of the Cock ‘n’ Bull restaurant on Sunset Boulevard in LA (catering to lots of celebs) and Rudolph Kunett, president of the Pierre Smirnoff, Heublein’s vodka division, were in a bar knocking ‘em back. According to Wikipedia, John Martin had problems peddling his Russian vodka in an American market. Jack Morgan says, “Hey let’s put your vodka with my ginger beer over a crap ton of ice and squeeze in some citrus.” Thus the Moscow Mule was born.
How the mug came to be? Martin, who went around the country to sell Smirnoff Vodka and popularize the Moscow Mule, asked bartenders to pose with any copper mug they had in house and a bottle of Smirnoff. He took two photos, leaving one with the bartender to display, and the other to be put into a collection to be used as proof to the next bar that Martin visited of the popularity of the Moscow Mule.
So here’s what we got, a few liquor distributors met by fate, had a few, got inspired and combined their products. “Put that in one of them there mugs!” Done.
But seriously, all I know is that this drink is freakishly refreshing, and why do I love this copper mug so much? I need a set, I’m just saying. (Did I mention we sell ALL of these products the Randall’s Jefferson store? YES, the mugs too!!)
Anywho, here’s how you make it…
2 oz Vodka
4-6 oz Ginger beer,
Splash of lime juice
Half a lime
Combine vodka and ginger beer in a copper mug or highball glass filled with ice. Splash lime juice, stir gently and garnish with a lime slice. Serve and ENJOY!
Definitely beats the heat, and oh boy St. Louis, is the heat on its way or what?!?!
Thank you Wikipedia, Huffington Post, and Epicurious for all the deets.
See you next week!
Are you trying to create cocktails that are as good as those found in the world’s most elite bars? (Or, at your favorite local dive that won’t give you that “secret” ingredient?) Liber & Company Cocktail Syrups allow you to do just that. Go ahead, create or complete your perfect signature cocktail. Back in stock at our South Jefferson store!!!
What better way to say “Spring has Sprung” than with this 8-pack Euro Bottle Urban Chestnut Variety Pack featuring: Urbanator (Pale Dopplebock Lager), De Bockle (Belgian-style Ale), Maximillian (Weizenbock Ale), & Oxnbrau (Doppelbock Lager)! Back in stock and ON SALE at Randall’s Wines & Spirits on South Jefferson! #randallsws
Strap In, Throttle Up and Go Vertical. Toasting the successful completion of every mission is part of a longstanding tradition by MIG pilots. MIG Fuel’s bottle and packaging echo those of a MIG Fighter plane while the spirit itself mimics the appearance of fighter plane fuel. See that glow? This bottle lights up once you set it down.
Not that you would even want to…created with grape spirits and infused natural flavors, the taste of this Russian liqueur inspired by these fearless fliers leaves you wanting one more taste.
Sierra Nevada Hop Hunter IPA is freshly back in stock at our Jefferson location! Get here and grab yours before it’s gone!
HOP HUNTER® IPA
Intense wet hop flavor year round.
Hop Hunter IPA harnesses the complex flavors of just-picked hops through an all-new method of steam distilling wet hops before they even leave the fields. This revolutionary technique captures and intensifies the natural flavors, creating a unique and intensely aromatic beer. The custom process gathers pure hop oil which, when combined with traditional whole-cone hops in the brew kettle and makes for an incredible IPA experience.
(photo and info fromwww.sierranevada.com)