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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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The Holiday Mule: Learn the Perfect Recipe

The holidays are the most special time of the year when everyone’s attention shifts from the concerns of the larger world toward those things near and dear that sustain us. The holidays are also a time when creativity comes to the fore: carolers sing in the lane, kids fashion snowflakes out of sheets of paper, [...]

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How to Choose the Right Mosaic Floor Lamp

At Paykoc Imports we feature a full line of beautiful Turkish mosaic lamps. These handmade light fixtures will elevate the look and feel of any room by adding a hint of old world charm and timelessness and introducing color that can be used as highlight or counterpoint to other elements of the decor. One question [...]

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Turkish Handicrafts: Gateway to History

Talk to an art historian and they’ll tell you that there is no separation between “art” and “history”; that the study of one is the study of the other. It’s hard to disagree if you take a closer look. From the classical Greek ideals embodied in the Nike of Samothrace to the cultural shifts reflected [...]

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​Pineapple + Moscow Mule = The Hawaiian Mule

The Moscow Mule has proven itself a venerable cocktail both for its enduring popularity and for the number of variations it has spawned over the years. Those variations would include the Summertime Mule, the Spicy Mule, the Skinny Mule and our personal favorite; Moscow Mule Jello Shots. We’ve seen the Mule go south of the border (The Mexican Mule), [...]

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Turkish Decor Items to Enhance the Beauty and Comfort of Your Home

In recent years as disposability has infiltrated every aspect of the culture there has developed a yearning for things with a more timeless quality: things that exist outside the narrow confines of the here and now, the fashionable or the merely ‘new’. These things are the touchstones of our lives, the things that provide the [...]

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Modern and Contemporary Turkish Ceramic Masters

We spend a lot of time on our blog talking about the beauty and importance of Turkish ceramics and handicrafts. What we haven’t done up to this point is spent much time talking about specific Turkish masters of the form; the people who came up through the tradition and managed to expand its vocabulary and [...]

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Moscow Mule Recipes

Ice Cold Moscow Mule

Head over to our Moscow Mule Recipe Page, and bookmark it, for an ever-growing list of delicious in-house variations from the fine folks here at Paykoc.

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