Enjoy your icy cocktails in copper mugs !

Vintage magazine ad featuring Woody Allen and the Moscow Mule, 1966

Copper cups or mugs have been using for drinking since ever. People drank from a copper goblet in ancient Ireland, yogis from India used copper cups, the american colonists drank from copper mugs and in 1940’s Moscow mule came, a cocktail that demanded its own copper mug! Moscow mule became a huge hit within few years and copper mugs started to be sold across the world.

A short story of Moscow mule 
The recipe

In 1940, the owner of Smirnoff (Russian vodka), who was very desperate to get Americans drink the Russian spirit and Hollywood bottler who was desperate to make his ginger beer to be accepted. They mixed it together and Moscow mule became a Cold-war era hit. It was super refreshing so people could chill with their cool drinks for a long time thanks to copper mugs!


The most scientific benefit of using copper mugs is temperature. The best drinkers over centuries knew that copper mugs can offer you chilled drinks and an extra-cool sensation as metal quickly takes on the icy temperature of the cocktail. What is more, the rim of the mug becomes chilly almost immediately and offers you a frozen sensation on your lips. So this cold metal is highly effective at insulating the cold temperature of any liquid what is perfect during hot days. The handle of the mug keeps body heat of your hand away from the walls of the mug.

Taste benefits of copper mugs

Some experts say that when cocktail touches the wall of the copper mug, the copper starts to oxidize, boost the aroma and enhance the taste of vodka. Cold copper also increases the amount of bubbles in carbonated ginger beer. Then you can experience a wonderful taste and coolness of your cocktail.


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Silvia M.//SMC Editor

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Credits : indyweek.com, homewetbar.com, copper.org