Moscow Mule is one of the drinks, which gives the best refreshing taste on a hot day. The drink tastes exotic when served in the copper cups. Surely, there is no other drink, which can feel as crisp and perfect as this ginger beer, vodka and lime drink when served in mule mugs.
If you have a home bar, then having full set of mule mugs will be a great way to enjoy the cocktail. The traditional Moscow Mule cocktail is a simple drink made up of ginger beer and limejuice. The drink is low in alcohol content and can be served in glass containers, but usually they are not! Instead they are served in the Copper mule mugs. You might be thinking why is a Moscow mule served in a copper cup? The answer to this question cannot be given in a single sentence. Here are some of the reasons:
- Less ice is needed to keep the whole drink colder for long because the vessel is made up of copper.
- The acidic limejuice in the drink gives a much sharper and crisper taste when the copper mugs are used. The copper reacts with the limejuice to give the drink a perfect taste.
- The mugs are lined internally with nickel coating that makes them one of the safest vessels for drinking.
- One of the main reasons why is a Moscow Mule served in a copper cup dates back to the history in 40s when the original manufacturers of the drink thought to mix up the vodka and ginger beer and serve it in a copper mug instead of the traditional glass to give their drink a buzz among others. Though considered as a marketing gimmick, the drink was liked and preferred by many people in the copper containers. Soon it became the most favorite one in the whole world.