March 3rd is National Moscow Mule Day!
Here are five food finds about the Moscow Mule:
The original Moscow Mule combined Smirnoff vodka and ginger beer.
The famous copper mugs were part of the original Moscow Mule recipe.
Because of the popularity of this cocktail, Smirnoff Vodka took off.
The Moscow Mule had it’s own jingle!
Today’s Food History
◦ 1709 Andreas Sigismund Marggraf was born. A German chemist, in 1747 he extracted sugar from the sugar beet and determined it was identical to cane sugar. It wasn’t until 1802 that the first beet sugar refinery would be built.
◦ 1797 The first patent for a washing machine was issued to Nathaniel Briggs
◦ 1855 Congress authorized $30,000 to purchase dromedaries (camels) for the military to use in the Southwest.
◦ 1879 Elmer McCollum was born. He was a chemist who discovered vitamins A, B and D.