The Moscow Mule, a simple cocktail made of vodka, ginger beer, and lime and served in a copper mug, is turning hip bar hoppers into thieves.
According to a story published Tuesday in the Wall Street Journal, customers are ordering the cocktail in droves and subsequently stealing the mugs they're served in. One hotspot dealing with the mug-lifting is Casa Del Mar in Santa Monica, California. And, says Christ Nogulich, its food-and-beverage director, the problem isn't new. "We've been serving the drink for years and people have always taken the mugs. We don't keep count of the thefts but we do have to restock the mugs regularly. One customer even felt guilty about stealing a mug, so he called us to confess. But we don't mind too much - at least people are telling their friends where they got the mug."
Casa del Mar doesn't have an official policy in place to prevent theft, but, according to the Wall Street Journal, many restaurants and bars have gotten savvy in order to stem the stickyRead More »from Moscow Mule Mugs and Other Hipster Items People Steal From Restaurants