Amazon raises a glass for the holidays
Home & Textiles Today Staff -- Home Textiles Today, July 11, 2014
New York – Cocktail drinkers, enough already. There’s no need to steal copper Moscow Mule mugs from your local watering hole. It’s bad form. Amazon, as well as other retailers, is stocking them for the holiday.
(For the uninitiated, a Moscow Mule is vodka, ginger beer, lime and ice served in a frosted copper mug. Bartenders from coast to coast are complaining that patrons are walking out with the barware after downing the drink, which is enjoying a revival among classic cocktail fans.)
At an event this week in New York City, Amazon.com previewed products for the holidays with an array of items for the kitchen, including the 16-ounce set of four mugs, which sells for $75.
Why copper? According to Tim O’Connell, senior marketing manager for Amazon.com, the metal chills quickly and keeps the drink frosty.
Drinkware that is unbreakable, such as AdNArt Vino-2-Go Double Wall Insulated Wine Tumbler, is also popular, according to Alison Kramer, senior product manager for Amazon.com. The product, which looks like a wine glass inside a tumbler, is in demand for entertaining on a roof top or while camping, she said.
Other highlighted items for stocking the bar include Kuhn Rikon’s Auto Safety Master Opener, Sea Stones on the Rocks and Big Mouth Toys Ultimate Wine Bottle Glass, which is a glass that holds a full bottle of wine. Yes, really.
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