US Bar Owners Replace Moscow Mules With Kyiv Mules to Support Ukraine

  • Bar owners in America are renaming Moscow Mules to Kyiv Mules in an act of support to Ukraine. 
  • Many businesses have also boycotted Russian products, following the Ukraine invasion. 
  • “It’s just a little token of acknowledgment to the Ukrainian people,” one bar owner told CNN

American bar owners are showing their support for Ukraine by renaming Russian-associated cocktails.

According to CNN, small businesses are replacing Moscow Mules with Kyiv Mules, following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine

“It’s just a little token of acknowledgment to the Ukrainian people,” Andrea Minoo, the owner of a San Francisco bar told CNN. “We’re just trying to raise awareness, and to let people know, we’re in support [of Ukraine],” she added. 

A Moscow Mule is a cocktail that includes vodka, ginger beer, and lime juice. Minoo told the outlet her bar doesn’t serve Russian vodka so is keeping all ingredients the same for the Kyiv Mule. 

Michael Krouse, the owner of San Francisco-based Madrone Art Bar also introduced the Kyiv Mule to his menu in recent days, per CNN.

The owners’ actions follow decisions by some of the US’s biggest retailers to take Russian vodka off store shelves. Kroger, Publix, and Sam’s Club among others recently decided to do so in an effort to stand with Ukraine. 

Last week, the governors of Texas and Utah called for Russian products to be removed from shelves in support of Ukraine. Gov. Greg Abbott tweeted to say that he had requested restaurants, bars, and retailers pull such products.

Gov. Spencer J. Cox asked the Utah Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control to make a similar decision.

Other companies, including Spotify, Apple, and Nike, have pulled out of Russia, following the invasion of Ukraine. 







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