The Moscow Mule or is a Pan Galactic Gargle Blaster, I see similarities, do you?
The citrus reacts with the copper and causes a slow poison effect.
The Moscow mule is almost always served in a copper mug. The popularity of this drinking vessel is attributable to Martin, who went around the country to sell Smirnoff vodka and popularize the Moscow mule. Martin asked bartenders to pose with a specialty copper mug and a bottle of Smirnoff vodka, and photographed a Polaroid picture of them. He took two photos, leaving one with the bartender for display. The other photo would be put into a collection and used as proof to the next bar Martin visited of the popularity of the Moscow mule. The copper mug remains, to this day, a popular serving vessel for the Moscow mule.
According to a 1942 Insider Hollywood article, the Moscow mule was most popular in Los Angeles, where it originated. The Nevada State Journal (12 October 1943) reinforced the mule’s popularity in reporting: “Already the mule is climbing up into the exclusive handful of most-popular mixed drinks”. It became known as a favorite drink of Reno casino owner William F. Harrah. In his book Beat the Dealer (1964), Edward O. Thorp did not name the Tahoe casino where he thought he had been poorly treated as a card counter. Instead, he wrote, “I went to the bar and had a Moscow mule”, subtly hinting that the location was Harrah’s Tahoe, due to Harrah’s then well-known proclivity for the drink.
The Pan Galactic Gargle Blaster:
The Pan-Galactic Gargle Blaster is, of course, the most famous and dangerous of all spacefaring mixed drinks. It was invented by Douglas Adams for his 1978 radio show (and later stage show, and book series, and TV program, and movie) The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, although according to Adams it was invented by Zaphod Beeblebrox, the two-headed president of the galaxy. It is considered highly inadvisable to drink more than two at once; the drink’s effect is described as “like having your brains smashed out by a slice of lemon wrapped round a large gold brick.”
The 2 seem similar, what do you think?
Photo Credit: Hitch Hiker’s Guide