At the Hangout, our revered Bloody Marys hold court, however, we serve a number of refreshing and inventive cocktails. Where are the best Moscow Mule in Orange County near me? Our casual bars in Orange County are located conveniently off PCH and the 405 near Long Beach and 17 mins to downtown HB.
Simple with appealing flavors, a Moscow Mule consists of vodka, lime, simple sugar, and ginger beer with a little kick served in a copper mug. It's a perfect summer cocktail that's refreshing. If you want to up the health quotient, throw in cucumber which contains silica. Substitute for a diet ale or add some club soda. Read on for places to drink the best Moscow mules in Orange County.
Drink a Moscow Mule in Seal Beach on Main Street steps to the pier. Watch TVs throughout to stay up to date with the latest sports. Have other ideas in mind? Talk with our award-winning bartender. Several free parking options exist. Parking at the pier is $3 for 2 hours or all day for $6. Spend the day in downtown and browse the unique stores.
For a Moscow Mule in Huntington Beach, we're walkable from Huntington Harbour and 10 mins to Bella Terra Mall. Our sister restaurant & bar features a dog friendly outdoor patio. Like its counterpart, Hangout too offers TVs throughout with the sports package. Free parking is available with no time restrictions. What better way to start a stress-free afternoon or evening.
The history of the Moscow Mule cocktail is traced to Los Angeles at the Cock n' Bull Pub on Sunset Blvd. Like most mixed drink stories, its birth was a happy accident.
In the early 1940s, Americans weren't hip to vodka. Mostly unknown, it was not popular on the cocktail scene. Beer, whiskey, and other drinks were the order of the day.
The Moscow Mule was invented in 1941 by the convergence of circumstances. John Martin, President of G.F. Heublein & Brothers decided to get into the vodka business by using profits from its A1 steak sauce. Having bought the rights to make Smirnoff vodka in the USA, he found himself frustrated unable to sell it.
Jack Morgan, owner of The Cock n' Bull Pub had been producing ginger beer and lamented that it too was not selling. Large quantities sat in his restaurant basement.
Enter Sophie Berezinski, an immigrant from Russia. Her father owned a factory called the Moscow Copper Co. As the original designer of a copper mug, she moved to the United States. Much like the others, the burden of a large inventory unable to find a suitable buyer persisted. As fate would have it, Ms. Berezinski one day walked in, met, and talked with the other gentlemen. A colloquy ensued that lasted for hours. Following numerous drink experimentations, the three combined their ideas for a singular product. And with a lime, the cocktail was born. How did the Moscow Mule gets its name? No one really knows definitively. A quick dichotomy suggests that Moscow was used since Vodka was born in Russia. The second part of mule because of the ginger giving it a little kick. Some great things are born out of frustration. It would be the drink to introduce Vodka to the public and launch Smirnoff.
Why is a Moscow Mule Served in a Copper Mug?
Some may assume a Moscow Mule served in a copper mug is for presentation. Although an ancillary benefit, it's not the only reason. When cold is applied, the copper spreads it evenly covering the entire surface. As a result, the drink feels colder. Conversely, glass has a much lower thermal conductivity.
Join us for great Moscow Mules in Orange County! Stay for dinner in our adjoining restaurants.
Seal Beach, CA 90740
Cuisine: New American
Hours: Mon-Sun 7:00am-12:00am
Price Range: $$ 6-15
Sports TV: Yes
Payment: Cash, Visa, MC, Discover, Amex
PARKING in Downtown:
- Free on Main Street for 2 hours.
- Pier Parking A. $3.00 for 2 hours
- Free on 8th/Central Ave: 5pm-10pm, 6 min. walk
- Free at Marina Community Park: 12 min. walk
B. All day for $6
Huntington Beach, CA 92649 Tel: (657) 204-9306
Price Range: $$ 6-12
HOURS: Mon-Sun 11:30am to 11:00pm
Parking: FREE, no time restrictions
Group Dinners: Yes, Call Ahead
Reservations: Not Needed
Dog Friendly: Yes, patio only
Kid Friendly: Yes
Payment: Cash, Visa, MC, Discover, Amex
Wheelchair/Handicap Accessible: Yes