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New Orleans
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NEW ORLEANS (July 18, 2016) - In celebration of the 75th anniversary of the creation of the Moscow Mule, The Ritz-Carlton, New Orleans will host Moscow Copper for a week-long celebration of all things Mule. Tuesday, July 19th through Saturday, July 23rd from 3:00pm to 5:00pm, Moscow Copper will be present in The Davenport Lounge offering drink specials as well as an opportunity to interact with a relic of cocktail history- the original copper Moscow Mule cup. An engraver will also be on hand at The Ritz-Carlton, offering complimentary custom copper cup engraving with the purchase of a Moscow Copper mug.

The Moscow Mule originated at the Cock and Bull Pub in Hollywood, CA in 1941 and has been an American favorite ever since. The potent concoction comprised of vodka, ginger beer and lime in a copper cup was the brainchild of Sophie Berezinski, a Russian immigrant whose father was a coppersmith, and John Martin, who had recently purchased the floundering Smirnoff vodka distillery.

About The Ritz-Carlton, New Orleans
At The Ritz-Carlton, New Orleans, located on the edge of the French Quarter, the experience of the city comes to life as soon as guests cross the threshold of the historic hotel. Set within the 1908 Beaux Arts Maison Blanche building, our luxury hotel highlights traditional Southern ambiance with an interior that reflects the graciousness of antebellum mansions. The sensory experience weaves its way throughout, with live music at the Davenport Lounge, local culinary experiences with our M Bistro, more than 100 treatments at our award winning luxury spa and 527 sleeping rooms dressed in rich fabrics and modern amenities. Set in the heart of New Orleans on Canal Street, just a block from Bourbon Street, our hotel offers a charming venue for weddings, meeting and events, with unique spaces including the lush French Quarter Courtyard filled with tropical plants, gas-lit lanterns and an elegant fountain.

About The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, LLC
The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, L.L.C., of Chevy Chase, Md., currently operates more than 90 hotels and resorts in the Americas, Europe, Asia, the Middle East, Africa, and the Caribbean. More than 40 hotel and residential projects are under development around the globe. For more information or reservations, visit the company web site at, for the latest company updates, visit and join the live conversation, #RCMemories. The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, L.L.C. is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ:MAR).