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Promotional Moscow Mule Mugs

Wednesday, April 8th, 2015

Moscow Mule mugs have been used for promotional purposes since the Moscow Mule cocktail itself was first created. While nowadays no bar cart would be complete without a set of these iconic copper mugs and the ingredients necessary to fill them, this wasn’t always the case.  In fact, it took years of creative marketing with custom copper mugs to create this beloved cocktail’s success.

The cocktail was first invented in the 1940s by Smirnoff vodka distributor, John Martin, and Hollywood’s Cock’n’Bull bar owner, Jack Morgan.  Martin was having trouble getting Americans to drink vodka, and Morgan was having no luck selling Cock’n’Bull’s house brewed ginger beer, so thus, you guessed it, the Moscow Mule cocktail was born.

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Using specially engraved copper mugs, Martin set off to market their creation in bars around the country.  With a Polaroid camera, Martin would ask barmen to pose with his personalized copper mug and a bottle of Smirnoff vodka. He would then snap a couple of photos, leave one copy at the bar, and then take the second to the next bar as proof to other bar owners that his drink was being served by the competition. By 1950, Smirnoff vodka case sales had more than tripled. How’s that for promotional marketing success?

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History has proven that successful advertising comes easy with your logo attached to the hottest promotional mug around. Our ultra-stylish Moscow Mule mugs feature heavy gauge stainless steel with copper-plated exteriors, and are a must have item for cocktail enthusiasts. Custom Moscow Mule mugs are a great way to advertise in homes, restaurants, and bars, and are a classic item that will gain your brand years of attention!

In honor of this historical beverage, we’ve included three Moscow Mule cocktail recipes below, including the classic standard, and two fun, refreshing renditions.  Now what are you waiting for? Order your mugs from PrintGlobe today and drink up!

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Classic Moscow Mule

Makes 1 cocktail

2 ounces vodka

4 ounces chilled ginger beer

Juice of half a lime

Fill Moscow Mule mug with ice. Add vodka and lime juice, then add ginger beer; stir to mix. Garnish with a lime wedge.

 

Grapefruit-Rosemary Mule

Makes 1 cocktail

2 ounces vodka

2 ounces freshly squeezed grapefruit juice

½ ounce freshly squeezed lime juice

3 ounces chilled ginger beer

1 sprig fresh rosemary

Fill Moscow Mule mug with ice. Add vodka, grapefruit juice, and lime juice, then add the ginger beer; stir to mix. Garnish with a rosemary sprig and grapefruit slices.

 

Blueberry Moscow Mule

Makes 1 cocktail

2 ounces vodka

4 ounces chilled ginger beer

Juice of half a lime

Blueberry syrup (recipe below)

Fill Moscow Mule mug with ice. Add vodka and lime juice, then add ginger beer; stir to mix. Sweeten with blueberry syrup to taste. Garnish with fresh blueberries and a lime wedge.

 

Blueberry Syrup

1 cup fresh blueberries

¼ cup water

1 tablespoon sugar

Bring the ingredients to a boil in a small saucepan and then lower to a simmer until syrup thickens, about 5-10 minutes. Strain over a glass bowl and let cool.

 

Interested in learning more about our personalized Moscow Mule mugs? Please visit our Stainless Steel Cups and Copper Mugs page or call a dedicated account representative at 1-800-989-2181 for more information. We are here to help! 

Products featured in this post: 16 oz. Moscow Mule Mug, 17 oz. Mosconi Moscow Mule Mug, 17 oz. Sherpani Moscow Mule Mug, and 20 oz. Moscow Mule Mug

 

 

3 Low-Tech Giveaways That Your Customers Will Love

Tuesday, September 24th, 2013

The new iPhone has been released, iOS7 is being downloaded around the globe, KitKat is about to launch, Samsung is touting their S5 and we’re all still learning how to use our S4’s. Technology is wonderful, and it’s everywhere, and it keeps changing, and at some point with everyone “Tech-fatigue” is going to set in.

Now of course there are plenty of branding applications where a tech gadget, like a stylus pen, or a tablet cover make excellent marketing pieces for your campaign. But if your message isn’t necessarily tech-related how do you decide what branded accessory is going to appeal to all your tech savvy customers?

These issues can be easily avoided by getting back to basics and embracing these 3 low-tech items that even your most  tech-addicted customers will  love.

 

 

Candy

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Leave behind a sweet treat and a long lasting impression

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

For those clients you call on all year long, there isn’t a much sweeter leave behind than candy. Simple, effective, and most importantly, consumable.  Your customers will share it, or enjoy it themselves, and either way, most likely by the next time you come around it will be gone and they’ll be thrilled to have you leave them another. You can’t always say the same thing about a pen cup holder or a mousepad. Sure, they’ll use those too, but they won’t need another one for many years.

Umbrellas

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Always save the day with your "Hero Message" printed on an umbrella

 

 

 

 

 

Virtually unchanged since their creation, umbrellas are about as low-tech as you can get… but when you need one you are always awfully glad you’ve got one handy. When you’ve given your clients a printed umbrella with your message or logo you’re making sure that your brand is seen as their hero every time they weather gets messy.

Calendars

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What other promotion is going to hang around all year?

 

 

 

 

 

Yeah I know you’re thinking this really is the lowest tech thing we could come up with!  But for an excellent reason…Can you think of another give-away that is going to be useful to your customers all year long? Calendars started being used for advertising and marketing purposes back in the mid-19th century, and today they come in dozens of different styles and applications. Custom printed wall calendars have imagery to match nearly every industry, hobby, and trend, and magnet calendars can serve as coupon and game schedule reminders.