The Moscow Mule: The History And Resurrgence Of The Drink And The Copper Mug}

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Submitted by: JT Smiles

This is the story of the Moscow Mule drink and mug, the rise in popularity, and a few recipes of the refreshing drink. If you mix spicy ginger beer, lime juice, vodka and garnish it with a slice or wedge of lime you have the refresing Moscow Mule, also known as a Vodka Buck. And you may take my word for it… it is refreshing and very GOOD!

The recipe became popular in the 1940’s as Hollywood celebrities took a liking to this locally invented drink and, of course, what Hollywood likes will most likely become a popular favorite across the country. Which is exactly what happened. And the Smirnoff company was particularly pleased as the marketing of the original Moscow Mule featured their vodka as a main ingredient. Then by the 1960’s, like many fads, the drink fell out of favor.

However, if you have been to a pub or a bar lately it’s likely you have seen one or more types of the beautiful copper mugs that is The traditional drinkware of the refreshing Moscow Mule. The copper, metal glasses are shiny and large often adorned with a handle of some sort as the glass gets frosty and chilled. Following the mention on a popular TV show, there if every indication the drink is back and may be here to stay.

The inventors of the concoction, John A. Morgan (Cock-n-Bull Restaurant), Rudolph Kunett (Smirnoff President),and John G. Martin(Heublein, a spirits and food distributor) knew they were onto something special. The men at the Cock ‘n’ Bull restaurant in Hollywood, Martin specifically, ordered engraved mugs made of copper with a mule logo and the drink and glass became forever linked.

What is copper mug made from?

Many of today’s mugs are copper-plated outside and lacquered. The inside might have a nickel, tin or a stainless steel lining. However, Moscow mule mugs can be made from 100% copper are available, but be prepared open your wallet! Several styles of the mugs are hammered to give it a brazen and worn luster. The mugs are pretty and bar owners today often have to take special precautions,like holding I.D.s, just to make sure the beautiful mugs are returned to the bar at the end of the evening.

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Here are some popular recipes of variations of the Moscow Mule.

Traditional

2 Ounces Vodka

2 Ounces Ginger Bee

Fill copper mug with ice. Add vodka and ginger beer. Mix and top with splash of lime juice. Garnish with a lemon in the drink.

Smirnoff Moscow Mule recipe

45 ml Smirnoff vodka

15 ml ginger syrup lime cordial

15 ml lime juice

Bob’s Moscow mule Recipe

2 oz vodka

8 oz ginger ale

Using a chilled cooper mug, fill with ice. Pour ingredients over ice. Garnish with sprig of fresh mint.

Mezcal Mule/Mexican Mule this drink is made by replacing vodka with Tequila and adding lime juice and ginger beer, over ice.

Oprahs Moscow Mule: Prepared in a traditional copper mug with the following ingredients: Smirnoff vodka (1 1/4 oz), ginger beer (3 oz.), sugar syrup (1 tsp), lime juice (1/4 oz), mint (1 sprig) and lime (1 slice). To prepare the drink, pour vodka over some ice and add sugar syrup followed by lime juice. Then top this up with ginger beer. After stirring, serve it garnished with lime slice and mint sprig.

Don’t feel like you have an alcoholic drink in the mug! Go ahead and just put in ginger beer, lemon juice, your favorite soda or even Milk. The kids can have a great time joning you in you home bar as they get their favorite juice from the mug that Mom and Dad are drinking from. These cups are simply fun…that is all there is to it!

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Teräsbetoni frontman J. Ahola on representing Finland at Eurovision 2008 & more

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Sunday, April 13, 2008

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Teräsbetoni means “steel-reinforced concrete”, and is also the name of a Finnish heavy metal band formed in 2002. Their music, which centres on an honourable warrior lifestyle or on metal itself, quickly became popular in 2003 on the Internet, resulting in a petition by fans being sent to several record labels demanding a recording deal. In late 2004 the band signed to Warner Music Finland, and the following year debut single Taivas lyö tulta rose to number one in the Finnish charts, and debut album Metallitotuus hit number two and went platinum, and has now sold about 47,000 copies.

The band, who sing exclusively in Finnish, have just released their third album, Myrskyntuoja. The lead single on this album is Missä miehet ratsastaa, which Teräsbetoni decided to enter in the Finnish selections for the 2008 edition of the Eurovision Song Contest, where it was selected to go on to the semi-final in Belgrade, Serbia as Finland’s representative this year. Although Finland has seen limited success in the contest, their only victory was with a comparable group. In 2006 hard rock band Lordi – whose monster costumes and pyrotechnic displays are famed – achieved a record 292 points in the final with Hard Rock Hallelujah.

Teräsbetoni’s frontman, vocalist and bass guitarist Jarkko Ahola’s fame extends beyond the band he heads. He also features in Finnish symphonic power metal cover supergroup Northern Kings, alongside Marco Hietala of Nightwish and Tarot, Tony Kakko of Sonata Arctica and Juha-Pekka Leppäluoto of Charon.

Wikinews was able to conduct an exclusive interview with Jarkko Ahola to discuss these various achievements. This interview is now published below for the first time.

Contents

  • 1 Interview
    • 1.1 On the early days
    • 1.2 On Eurovision
    • 1.3 The new album
    • 1.4 Northern Kings
    • 1.5 The future and final words
  • 2 Related news
  • 3 Sources

Teräsbetoni frontman J. Ahola on representing Finland at Eurovision 2008 & more

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By3E9zXc

Sunday, April 13, 2008

This article is a featured article. It is considered one of the best works of the Wikinews community. See Wikinews:Featured articles for more information.

Teräsbetoni means “steel-reinforced concrete”, and is also the name of a Finnish heavy metal band formed in 2002. Their music, which centres on an honourable warrior lifestyle or on metal itself, quickly became popular in 2003 on the Internet, resulting in a petition by fans being sent to several record labels demanding a recording deal. In late 2004 the band signed to Warner Music Finland, and the following year debut single Taivas lyö tulta rose to number one in the Finnish charts, and debut album Metallitotuus hit number two and went platinum, and has now sold about 47,000 copies.

The band, who sing exclusively in Finnish, have just released their third album, Myrskyntuoja. The lead single on this album is Missä miehet ratsastaa, which Teräsbetoni decided to enter in the Finnish selections for the 2008 edition of the Eurovision Song Contest, where it was selected to go on to the semi-final in Belgrade, Serbia as Finland’s representative this year. Although Finland has seen limited success in the contest, their only victory was with a comparable group. In 2006 hard rock band Lordi – whose monster costumes and pyrotechnic displays are famed – achieved a record 292 points in the final with Hard Rock Hallelujah.

Teräsbetoni’s frontman, vocalist and bass guitarist Jarkko Ahola’s fame extends beyond the band he heads. He also features in Finnish symphonic power metal cover supergroup Northern Kings, alongside Marco Hietala of Nightwish and Tarot, Tony Kakko of Sonata Arctica and Juha-Pekka Leppäluoto of Charon.

Wikinews was able to conduct an exclusive interview with Jarkko Ahola to discuss these various achievements. This interview is now published below for the first time.

Contents

  • 1 Interview
    • 1.1 On the early days
    • 1.2 On Eurovision
    • 1.3 The new album
    • 1.4 Northern Kings
    • 1.5 The future and final words
  • 2 Related news
  • 3 Sources

Metal press crushes Illinois worker

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Friday, April 1, 2005

A resident of Schaumburg, Illinois in the (U.S.) was severely injured by an industrial punch press machine on Monday. He died an hour later.

Elk Grove Village police said William Naras, 48, was operating the machine at a local metal manufacturing plant when he became pinned by an I-beam, or metal arm, about 4 p.m. He was transported to Alexian Brothers Medical Center in Elk Grove Village where medics pronounced him dead at 4:51 p.m.

The death was ruled an industrial accident and reported to the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration, according to a spokesperson for the Cook County medical examiner’s office.

Presses of the type which killed Naras routinely develop pressures in the 80,000 pounds (40 tons) per square inch range, according to manufacturers’ Internet pages.

Finding The Best Skin Care Products That Work}

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Flawed, wrinkled and sagging skin implies how long you have been living in this world. On the other hand, as your age continuously increases, you look for effective ways to slip back the times hands. This is also true among many people. Age can be as sweet as honey, but as it grows longer with time, it can become a poison that you would not want to take in more.

Aging makes you worry about your health and appearance. This happens because as you age, you are subject to body and hormonal changes. In addition, environmental factors can also contribute to undesirable aging effects.

Fortunately, you can use the best skin care products that work to protect you from the terrible aftermath of aging. These products can come in a wide variety of forms such as anti-aging facial products and treatments for your whole body. You can also find products that are perfect for treating acne scars, age spots and uneven pigmentation. However, the most in demand anti-aging products today are the ones that effectively reduce wrinkles.

Aging is one of the main factors that contribute to various skin problems. To remedy such problems, anti-aging solutions have stepped in. Essentially, most of these products remove the topmost layer of the skin or the epidermis to reveal the unblemished layer of skin beneath.

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Exfoliation or skin resurfacing is the most commonly used method among anti-aging products. This method is used to penetrate the skin layers underneath or the dermis to help in the production of collagen. The result of this method is a plumper, firmer, youthful and fresher skin.

One of the best anti-aging facial benefits is the fact that it brings back your confidence. This is because you are able to achieve a radiant look that does not only make you look good, but also makes you feel good. If you are suffering from the terrible effects of aging, then you do not have to worry anymore as you can now easily find the best products for your specific needs. The first step is to consult your doctor for the safest and most effective solution to your problem. Then, you can visit a reliable cosmetic store and buy the recommended anti-aging solution.

If you are looking for the easiest way to get anti-aging products, you can simply check out dependable online stores and purchase. This is the most convenient way as the products are delivered right at your doorstep just within a short period.

Anti-aging products come in various forms including anti-aging face cream, anti-aging cleansing cream, anti-aging lotion, anti-aging eye cream and many others.

Anti-aging creams can be classified into two types including day cream and night cream. These anti-aging solutions work to protect the skin from the dreadful effects of free radicals such as smoke and sunrays. They also help to minimize fine lines and wrinkles by nourishing, supporting and strengthening the skin.

Anti-aging solutions provide you with the benefits of circumventing the undesirable effects of the continuous movement of the hands of time. Fortunately, treating and revitalizing your aging skin is easier these days.

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Ft. Wayne, Indiana burn center treats Afghan child

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Tuesday, July 12, 2005

Doctors at the regional burn center at St. Joseph Hospital in Fort Wayne, Indiana are treating a patient flown in from war-torn Afghanistan.

U.S. Army’s 113th Battalion, which is made up of Indiana National Guardsman, discovered five-year-old Zia after a propane explosion in suburban Kabul earlier this year destroyed homes and killed six of the boy’s family members.

The blast left Zia with third degree burns on his arms, torso and legs. Guardsmen, familiar with the Fort Wayne burn center, worked with non-profit group, Northeast Indiana Burn Council to raised $18,500 to fly Zia, accompanied by his father Abdul Qahir, to Fort Wayne for treatment.

Upon arrival, he was rushed to the St. Joseph burn unit, where after a few days of recovery from travel, underwent his first surgery June 23. The second and final surgery was postponed nine days from an original date of July 2 because the boy developed an infection in one of his wounds, which is common for burn patients.

The second surgery grafted skin onto burn wounds on Zia’s arm, chest and the second toe on his right foot. Tuesday, doctors said Zia was recovering and appeared to be in good spirits. In preparation for their planned return trip to Afghanistan in September, doctors are teaching Zia’s father physical therapy techniques needed for further recovery. “Without good therapy, he could be right back where we started,” Dr. John Mancoll, the lead surgeon on the case, said in an interview with the Fort Wayne Journal Gazette newspaper.

Rachel Weisz wants Botox ban for actors

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Tuesday, July 7, 2009

English actress Rachel Weisz thinks that Botox injections should be banned for all actors.

The 39-year-old actress, best known for her roles in the Mummy movie franchise and for her Academy Award-winning portrayal in The Constant Gardener, feels facial Botox injections leave actors less able to convey emotion and that it harms the acting industry as much as steroids harm athletes.

In an interview with UK’s Harper’s Bazaar, coming out next month, Weisz says, “It should be banned for actors, as steroids are for sportsmen,” she claims. “Acting is all about expression; why would you want to iron out a frown?”

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Currently living in New York, she also mentions that English women are much less worried about their physical appearance than in the United States. “I love the way girls in London dress,” she claimed. “It’s so different to the American ‘blow-dry and immaculate grooming’ thing.”

Most Common Personal Essay Options In College Application}

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Making the decision to go to college can be easy. But, trying to get in to certain schools can make you work hard. You have to impress and move through your college essay and application. This can be the only shot that you will have with every college that you apply to. So, make sure that you do it correctly.

One tip that you might be looking for is on how to start your application essay. Think about your achievements, the things that have given you the most difficulty, the risks that you have faced, or other eventualities in your life. These are supposed to be the things that you believe has impacted your life and the way you live your life in a significant level.

Choosing which experience or experiences to tackle in your essay can sometimes be hard. The one that has changed you a lot will be a good subject to have.

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Start by illustrating what the issue or situation is all about. Bit by bit, describe how you felt during the situation. Show what the happenings were during that time, as applicable. A comprehensive situation can be more effective.

Next, describe how your life was affected by the said situation. You would want to show here what your positive characteristics are that allowed you to get over a negative situation. Your problem solving skills are being assessed here. So, make sure that you show how capable you are at this endeavor. To be successful, you need to be self-aware and be able to accept who you really are.

Another option that you have is to talk about issues that are of interest to you and to a significant percentage of the population. Think about an issue that you feel is important to you. There are local to international topics that you can choose from. For easier composition, choose subjects that you can easily relate to. Having firsthand knowledge or experiences can give great depth to what you have to share.

Apart from giving them a background about your topic, make sure that you add your personal touch to it. As said, you can talk about how you can relate to the topic, why it is so special to you, and why you chose to talk about such topic.

You may also talk about a person whom you look up to, consider as special, or who has affected you greatly. Aside from just describing who the person is and what his or her characteristics are, you also have to describe how that person influenced you. Why is that person so special that you decided to make an essay about him or her?

Aside from a real person, some would want to write about a fictional character that has made an impact in their life. One example can be a character that you can identify yourself with. You can compare and list the similarities. For greater depth, you can enumerate your differences. Just make sure that you are able to present your positive characteristic.

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Refurbished cafeteria opens in Romanian parliament

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Wednesday, May 4, 2005

A new, refurbished cafeteria at the Romanian Palace of the Parliament in Bucharest has opened for the use of parliamentarians. The new cafeteria, which has mahogany furniture and leather draped armchairs, was officially opened yesterday, and is situated at the entrance to the Senate headquarters in the Palace of the Parliament.

Members of Parliament said they were not satisfied with the former cafeteria in the Palace, saying that it didn’t have proper tables and chairs to sit on. Many parliamentarians expressed their satisfaction at the opening of the refurbished dining venue, saying that they can now drink a cup of coffee “in a civilised manner” before sessions.

Bucharest’s Palace of the Parliament (Palatul Parlamentului in Romanian) is the largest building in Europe and the third largest building in the world, with an area of approximately 350,000 m². It contains both houses of the Romanian Parliament (the Chamber of Deputies and the Senate), as well as the National Museum of Contemporary Art (MNAC). It is also frequently used as a function centre.

Power Play Caiman Irons Discover The Secret}

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Power Play Caiman Irons – Discover the Secret

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Glenn Ellis

Who says an advanced game improvement model can’t look conventional? While it does feature a moderate topline, reduced offset and classic profile at address, the secret is in the sole and rear cavity mass stabilizing bar. Enhanced perimeter weighting and wider, thicker sole focuses weight where it is needed for most golfers to experience a higher ball flight, a more solid feel and with precision accuracy. Put some muscle between you and the ball and fire away in confidence.

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Big, bad and bold are just some of the words to describe this powerful new iron design. The precision cast 431 stainless steel outer shell creates the foundation by optimizing the deep, rear center of gravity location for the extremely high moment of inertia resulting in superior accuracy and a driving trajectory. It is joined together with a separate high-performance face plate formed by an ultra-thin sheet of high strength 420 specialty maraging steel. This translates into a more explosive ball velocity coming off of the face for the ultimate in distance. From the ultra-wide beveled sole and heavy rear mass to the unique appearance at address, the Caiman Irons put more raw power in your hands to produce shots that you only dreamed of.

The modern design and improved technology have made the Power Play Caiman Irons some of the most sought after Golf Irons of the day. Golfers around the world are raving about these New Caiman Irons! Whether you are just beginning in the game of Golf or you have been playing for many years, the Power Play Caiman Irons can improve your Golf Game!

Power Play Irons are available with several different Clubhead designs and they all come Custom Assembled with the Grips and Shafts the Golfer chooses. You might expect these kinds of Golf Irons to be as costly as some of the other “name brands”. But you will be delighted to find that Caiman Irons are made better and cost less.

If you have been playing Power Play Irons then you will not be surprised with the latest addition to the Power Play family. If you have not had the chance to play Power Play Caiman Irons then you owe it to yourself, for a better game, to try out the modern design and technologically advanced Power Play Irons today. Power Play Caiman Irons are suitable for both men and ladies. Various shaft and grip choices allow golfers to customize their irons in order to maximize results.

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