How It All Started...

In 1941, Sophie Berezinski was a woman on a mission. She had immigrated to the United States from Russia and was carrying a heavy burden: 2,000 solid copper mugs. Sophie’s father owned and operated a copper factory in Russia known as the Moscow Copper Co. Back in Russia, Sophie had created the design for the original copper mug that is now so famously linked to the Moscow Mule cocktail. Her father ran the presses that stamped out ?the mugs. 

The one tool both Sophie and her father lacked was the slick skills of a salesman. Neither Sophie nor her father were able to sell the mugs in Russia, so the decision was made that Sophie and the mugs would journey to America. After all, it was well known that America was the land of opportunity. However, after some time, the mugs seemed destined for the scrap heap in America too. Sophie’s husband Max was tired of the copper mugs cluttering the house, and issued her an ultimatum: “Find a buyer for the mugs or I’m tossing them.”
Sophie couldn’t bear to see the solid copper mugs she had designed and manufactured with her father end up in a landfill. She began desperately seeking out a buyer, walking door to door in Hollywood in search of a restaurant or lounge owner interested in the mugs. During one of her long days in search of a buyer for the mugs, fate intervened at the famous Cock ‘n’ Bull pub on the Sunset Strip.

The Day History was Made

Sophie walked into the Cock ‘n’ Bull pub at just the right time, on the right day in 1941 to help create a cocktail America would fall in love with. John Martin had purchased the floundering Smirnoff Vodka distillery (yes, that Smirnoff ) in the 1930’s. Though he was successful as the head of G.F. Heublein & Brothers, a food and spirits importer that made A1 steak sauce popular, he wasn’t as fortunate with vodka.

Americans had no interest in vodka. Beer, whiskey, and other cocktails ruled the roost in America at this time. Jack Morgan was in a similar bind. As owner of the Cock ‘n’ Bull, he was trying to introduce America to his own brand of ginger beer. The two men were already good friends when they met at Morgan’s pub to drown their woes. As the duo lamented their lackluster sales and sought redemption for their respective products, in walked Sophie with her solid? copper mugs.
As Sophie would tell the story, the trio spent hours developing a drink that would bring together the fizzy nature of the ginger beer, the punch of the vodka, and the cold properties of copper to create the next great cocktail. After a number of taste tests and a few failed concoctions, they stumbled upon a recipe for a cocktail that would solve all their problems. The Moscow Mule was born on that day in 1941. The perfect combination of vodka and ginger beer, housed in a solid copper mug that kept the drink cold and enhanced its flavor and aroma, resulting in a cocktail that America would fawn over for the next two decades.
 

Antique Cask Barrel Mug

Antique Cask Barrel Mug

This is our newest addition to our mug selection! 

Old Style Antique Copper Mug

Old Style Antique Copper Mug

Antique Finnish & Solid Copper Mug . Great for the Moscow Mule Drink. If shipping is to high please call the store 406-494-2070. We also have case prices.

Copper Tankard Mug

Copper Tankard Mug

Our Solid Copper Tankard Style Mug is great for keeping any drink cold. This mug holds 20 Ounces to the rim. If shipping seems too high, please call the store at 1-406-494-2070.

Antique Barrel Pipe Handle Mug

Antique Barrel Pipe Handle Mug

This beautiful solid copper mug features the popular barrel shape, with a pipe handle. This mug has an antique finish. Wonderful for the popular Moscow Mule drink, this mug will keep any drink ice-cold. Try chilling in the freezer before use!

Nickel Lined Barrel Shape Copper Mug

Nickel Lined Barrel Shape Copper Mug

This Mug is similar to the one seen on Oprah's Camping Trip! Nickel Lined Copper Moscow Mule Mug . If shipping is too high please contact us at the store 406-494-2070 thank you. (OUT OF STOCK)

Shiny Barrel Solid Copper Mug

Shiny Barrel Solid Copper Mug

This beautiful solid copper Mocow Mule Mug has a barrel shape with a brass handle and a shiny smooth finish. This mug will keep any drink ice cold!

Shiny Hammered Barrel Mug

Shiny Hammered Barrel Mug

Solid copper Shiny Hammered Barrel Moscow Mule Mug with a brass handle. This mug will keep your drink icy cold.This mug holds 16 ounces.

Shiny Hammered Matte Style Mug

Shiny Hammered Matte Style Mug

Our classic Matte Style Mug in a new shiny hammered finish. This solid copper mug is great for Moscow Mules and will keep any drink you choose ice cold! This mug has a brass handle.

Shiny Hammered Old Style Mug

Shiny Hammered Old Style Mug

This Classic Old Style Moscow Mule Mug is 100% Solid Copper, with a high shine polished finish. This mug is also hammered around the center. This mug will keep any drink icy cold, and makes a wonderful mug for Moscow Mules.

Shiny Smooth Finish Matte Style Mug

Shiny Smooth Finish Matte Style Mug

This Solid Copper Moscow Mule Mug has the classis Matte style, but with a high shine polished finish. This mug is great for keeping your Moscow Mule icy cold! 100% Solid copper with a brass handle, this is a beautiful choice for your bar or kitchen.

Shiny Smooth Old Style Mug

Shiny Smooth Old Style Mug

The Classic Old Style Mug with a high-shine polished finish. This mug will keep any drink icy-cold, but is especially great for serving Moscow Mules in! This mug is 100% solid copper, and a beautiful addition to any bar or kitchen.

Antique Copper Pitcher

Antique Copper Pitcher

Antique Copper Pitcher

Antique Hammered Barrel Mug

Antique Hammered Barrel Mug

Hammered Antique Mug. If shipping is to high please contact us at the store 406-494-2070 Thank you.

Matte Style Copper Mug

Matte Style Copper Mug

Solid Copper Matte Style Mug with a Brass Handle . Great for keeping drinks cold. Also makes a wonderful Moscow Mule mug.