You may think that the only beer that goes anywhere near a Moscow Mules is Ginger Beer – which is non-alcoholic by the way. But what if you want to drink real beer from your mugs? Can it be done? Are you committing Moscow Mule sacrilege if you enjoy a cold one from a traditional Moscow Mule mug?
A Mug For ALL Occasions
Copper Mugs have always been made for Moscow Mules. But did you know that you can enjoy other varieties of drinks from these copper mugs? Moscow Mule mugs are versatile gifts and you’ll get good value for your money if you buy a set this year. You can use them for all sorts of occasions and all sorts of drinks: Long Island Ice Teas, Screwdrivers, Mojitos, Margaritas, you name it.
The only types of drinks that I would caution against drinking out of the copper mug would be hot drinks such as coffee, hot chocolate or soups. These hot beverages will heat the copper so you might burn your hand. Also, they can damage the lining of the mug so that copper will leach into your drink.
A Nice Cold Beer
A copper beats a normal Collins glass with two attributes: cold & taste. Nobody likes warm beer. Copper Mugs keep the drink colder for longer so you can take your time with the beer and enjoy it at the family barbecue for longer. You can sit out in the garden enjoying the family barbecue and drinking a cold beer slowly without having to find the shade or run to the kitchen every 20 minutes to top your drink up with ice cubes.
Your beer won’t be as cold as a Moscow Mule because the ice will keep it chill. But provided your six-pack was kept in the freezer, the hot summer temperatures will have no effect on your beer as long as you’re holding a copper mug.
Taste the Difference
Copper mugs enhance the taste of a Moscow Mule, so the cup will do the same with your beer or ale. The copper mug is not a substitute for a glass, it’s an improvement. Also, don’t worry about your beer tasting of copper. It never happens unless your copper mug is damaged.
Make sure your copper mug is big enough to carry your beer. One way to make sure is to buy a copper beer mug or stein if you plan on using it a lot to drink beer. A Tankard, Jug or Stein is usually bigger than the copper mug and will hold more liquid. Many of these copper beer steins will hold 16-20oz, bigger than the volume of a standard Moscow Mule cocktail.
If you want to enjoy both Moscow Mule and beers from a copper mug, you can buy a gift set that will have mugs of varying sizes
Apart from taste and temperature, a copper mug improves the presentation of your beer. It just looks so damn good, and you look even better holding it.
Enjoy Beer From Copper Mugs
Maybe it’s time for a change to your drinking habits. You’ve probably been drinking beer out of glasses or plastic cups for a long time. A solid copper mug is the perfect gift for him or her who loves beer and wants to enjoy the experience a little more.