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A Mule Even the Don Would Love: Sicilian Mule Recipe + Ingredients

In 1972 a film was released that elevated American cinema to new heights, forever changed the way we looked at mob movies and added innumerable catchphrases to the popular lexicon. In honor of the 45th anniversary of the release of “The Godfather” this month’s Moscow Mule variation goes back to where it all began for [...]

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You Have the Copper, Now Have the Party

Over the years you’ve been slowly adding copper elements to the kitchen. First there was the sink and the backsplash. A few years later you picked up a couple of copper pendant lights for over the island and that made you think it was time to invest in some copper cookware. Then there was the [...]

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Selecting the Right Turkish Mosaic Table Lamp

Turkish mosaic lamps are renowned for their exquisite beauty, their peerless craftsmanship and their rich cultural heritage. They’re direct descendants of the Turkish crafts tradition and one of its most visible components today. Authentic mosaic lamps are still made by hand in the workshops of Asia Minor and we’re proud that Paykoc is one of [...]

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The Brazilian Mule: Recipe + Ingredients

The Moscow Mule muddled on in obscurity for many years. Popular, sure. But hardly what anyone would call a phenomenon. The Moscow Mule was born of necessity in the lounge of the Cock n’ Bull Tavern in Los Angeles during the early days of World War II and for years it was more of a [...]

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The 7 Year Mug

In the pantheon of anniversaries there is everything from the Paper (1 year) to the Crystal (15 years) to the Pearl (30 years) and the Diamond Anniversary (60 years). Nestled in between 1 and 15 is the 7 year anniversary, which in some places is known as the Wool Anniversary. Now we have nothing against [...]

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What to Look for to Spot a Quality Mosaic Lamps Because They are Not Just Another Pretty Lighting Fixture

Turkish mosaic lamps can trace their origins back to the days before Byzantine Rome ruled the Mediterranean. In fact, the mosaic tradition in Asia Minor - as this part of the world has long been called - is one that has informed the culture and added a sense of vitality to the region since the [...]

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The Washington Mule: Recipe and How to Make the Best Version of It You’ll Taste Anywhere

With May in full swing and the 4th of July weekend looming on the horizon it’s time to turn our attention to the summertime when the living will be easy, the fish will be jumpin’ and Moscow Mules will add a new and distinctive touch to what used to be predictable summer barbeque fare. Certainly, [...]

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Why Some Copper Mugs are Lined with Tin or Nickel

When you are shopping for copper mugs in which to serve your Moscow Mule (or any of its dozens of variants) you may be surprised how many “solid copper mugs” actually have a tin or nickel lining. Besides the obvious fact that ‘solid copper’ would seem to preclude the presence of other metals you may [...]

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Why Mosaic Lamps are Right for Your Bar or Restaurant

When most folks think of beautiful Turkish mosaic lamps they think about how great they’d look on the table next to the sofa, or in the foyer providing a warm, redolent greeting to guests on cold winter nights. Some folks picture a stunning pendant array over the island in their kitchen or a mosaic floor [...]

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An Old World Twist on the Moscow Mule: The Mediterranean Mule

The venerable Moscow Mule has become one of the most popular cocktails on planet earth, not only because of its ability to refresh or its signature copper mug but because mixologists the world over have discovered it’s actually one of the most versatile drinks ever invented. Variations run the gamut from those based on different [...]

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