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5 Ways to Bring Old Pipe Tobacco Back to Life

We spend a lot of time discussing various types of smoking pipes and for two very good reasons: we love pipes and we sell a lot of them. But for this post we’re going to focus in on that other vital component of pipe smoking, the tobacco itself. More specifically we’re going to take a [...]

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6 Important Things to Know About Copper Mugs

Copper mugs from Paykoc Imports put the finishing touch on your Moscow Mule or any one of its ever-growing number of variants from the Mumbai Mule to the Yule Mule and everything in between. They’re an item that was rescued from history by the popularity of a single cocktail and today they grace the kitchens, [...]

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Warm up to This Cool Variation on the Moscow Mule: Frozen Mule Recipe

When it comes to the Moscow Mule you might think that by now we’ve just about run out of things to say or variations to write about. After all we’ve covered the Mumbai Mule the Shanghai Mule the Kentucky Mule the Yule Mule and many others. Plus we’ve dissected and inspected (but never neglected) the [...]

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“What if we…” Happy Accidents, the Moscow Mule and More

The story of the Moscow Mule and its iconic copper mugs is one of the best known incidents of serendipity in popular culture. If you’re still unfamiliar with it though, the story goes like this: It was just another lazy wartime afternoon on Sunset Boulevard in LA. At the Cock’n Bull Pub owner Jack Morgan was [...]

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The Mumbai Mule: Recipe and How You Make It

By now you’re probably familiar with our unofficial quest to discover as many extraordinary variations on the Moscow Mule as we can. So far our journey has taken us to most of the United States for things like the Kentucky Mule and the Hawaiian Mule, as well as to China for the Shanghai Mule, south [...]

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Paykoc's Guide to Valentine’s Day: Some Gift Ideas for That Special Somebody

Valentine’s Day. That day when we shake the rust off our relationship and hightail it down to the florist before they close to pick up the last of the passed-over roses. Yes, Valentine’s Day is full of questionable delights. For instance; maybe we stand in line at the local Thai restaurant with our new special [...]

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The Shanghai Mule: Here's How to Make It

The Moscow Mule has by now been adopted by nearly every culture on the planet with each contributing a few tweaks to make it fit into the local landscape. We have the Hawaiian Mule, the Mexican Mule, the Irish Mule, the Scottish Mule, the Tokyo Mule and the Kentucky Mule to name just a few [...]

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The Many Styles of Moscow Mule Mugs

The Moscow Mule is one of the great success stories of mixological history. Conceived by a couple of guys one afternoon 75 years ago in a bar on Sunset Boulevard in Los Angeles (you can’t make this stuff up!) the Mule went on to find widespread acceptance and fame and spawn an ever-growing number of [...]

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The Antimicrobial Properties of Copper Mugs and Why That's Important

By now anyone familiar with those of us at Paykoc knows about our affinity for the Moscow Mule and the beautiful copper mugs these classic cocktails are served in. Still, there are those who remain concerned about drinking out of copper cups for a variety of reasons. One of those concerns is that the copper [...]

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Copper Mugs: Not Just for Moscow Mules

The story of how the Moscow Mule came to be is the stuff of lore. It was 1941 and John Martin had just completed his company’s purchase of Smirnoff Vodka. Martin was in a bit of a bind with his new acquisition because vodka was not widely known and even less widely consumed by the [...]

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