You may have thought that the ‘Moscow’ in Moscow Mule meant that the cocktail originated from Moscow, Russia. The cocktail, however, was created on the sandy shores of Los Angeles, America, years before the Cold War erupted. From here, it’s unsure how the beverage was made and added to the menu. Some say it was made in partnership between a bar manager in L.A. and a Smirnoff executive who wanted to sell vodka to the Americans. Others believe it was a collaborative effort between bar owners across the city, who had a surplus of ginger beer and copper cups that we’re going to waste. Some even believe that aliens are responsible for the cocktail, and while we don’t have the evidence to disprove them, we don’t believe this theory.