American bar owners are taking Moscow Mules off the menu and replacing them with Kyiv Mules in a small act of solidarity with Ukraine
- Bar owners in America are renaming
Moscow Mulesto Kyiv Mules in an act of support to Ukraine.
- Many businesses have also boycotted Russian products, following the Ukraine invasion.
American bar owners are showing their support for Ukraine by renaming Russian-associated cocktails.
"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
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
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