UPDATED POST: Tuesday, Aug. 22, 2017 at 2:25 p.m. EST
If you don't live in the Southern California area, don't worry — you can still score these canned Moscow Mules. 'Merican Mule ships to 46 states in the U.S. See if yours makes the cut here.
ORIGINAL POST: Monday, Aug. 21, 2017 at 5:08 p.m. EST
If you've ever stared at a bottle of vodka, a can of ginger beer, and a lime and thought, Oh, how I wish I could make a Moscow Mule, if only it wasn't SO MUCH WORK, rejoice: One company has radically simplified things for you. Now you can savor the three-ingredient cocktail in the comfort of your own home, without having to suffer through all that pouring, squeezing, and stirring action. Or having to hire your own personal bartender. (Real world problems, right?)
You can now buy Moscow Mules in a can, courtesy of 'Merican Mule. The brand has been around since 2015, but it's been slowly expanding distribution. For now, the cans are only sold at grocery and liquor stores in Southern California, either as a single 12-ounce can or as a four-pack.
If the thought of a canned cocktail makes you think of sugary spritzers and margaritas that more closely resemble flat Mountain Dew, 'Merican Mule's CEO understands.
"Ready-to-drink beverages just haven't been good over the past decade," said Dean Mahoney, in a press release. "We seek to change that."
'Merican Mule uses natural ginger, lime, and vodka in its drinks, which clock in at 7 percent ABV. It's higher than your typical beer or canned spritzer, lower than a glass of wine.
Given recent concerns about copper mugs — Iowa's Alcoholic Beverages Division warned about the possibility of contracting food poisoning from sipping highly acidic drinks out of them — 'Merican Mule's being positioned as a worry-free way to sip the cocktail. However, it's worth noting many copper mugs are lined on the inside with another metal, minimizing your risk. Or you could just, you know, pour your drink into a regular ol' glass.