Do you like your drinks ice cold? Me too. I can’t drink a warm beer or even one that is somewhat cool-it has to be ice cold! Do you love to experiment with new cocktails? You KNOW I do by just perusing my blog. Quite often we see particular mugs or glasses associated with a certain drink. The Moscow mule drink is no different-there is actually a mug that pays homage to the drink; and it is a copper mug. They are beautiful mugs that keep your drink nice and cold as they are great conductors for cold AND heat. The traditional mule drink has fresh lime juice and a lot of people are not aware that if you drink your beverage from a mug that is lined with copper, that includes something acidic such as lime juice, the copper leaches into your drink and you are consuming copper.
When looking for copper mugs, make sure to buy one that is lined with Nickel. Check out these amazing and beautiful copper mugs that are shown here. They are hand made and lined with Nickel. I have been drinking EVERYTHING from them since I got them. I am obsessed!! I cannot describe how beautiful these mugs are. The color of the copper changes color when you add your beverage and they take on a gossimer glow. They would make a great gift for the Holidays or just to have for yourself when entertaining, they are very comfortable to hold and not heavy at all. Head on over to there to check them out. They come packaged very secure.
Fall is just a skip away so I’ve also included a recipe for an apple cider mule. The mugs are perfect for sipping spiced cider as well, as they will keep your beverage hot while you sit in front of the bonfire or fireplace. They are perfect for hot chocolate, mochas, pumpkin spice lattes or anything hot. They are truly a 4 season mug. Happy sipping!
Traditional Moscow Mule
1 1/2 oz. premium vodka
1/2 oz. fresh lime juice
1/2 Cup ginger beer
garnish: lime wedge
Fill a Moscow mule mug with crushed ice. Add ingredients and gently stir. Garnish with lime wedge.
Apple Cider Moscow Mule
1 1/2 oz. premium vodka
1/2 oz. lime juice
1/3 Cup apple cider
Garnish: (optional) thinly sliced fresh apple and cinnamon stick
Fill a Moscow mule mug with crushed ice, then add first three ingredients. Top off with ginger beer, stir to combine. Garnish as desired.
Passionate Pear Moscow Mule
1 1/2 oz. Pear flavored Vodka (Such as Sky Bartlet pear)
1/2 oz. (1 Tbsp.) fresh lime juice
1/2 Cup cold ginger beer
1/2 oz. (1 Tbsp.) passion fruit syrup (Such as Monin brand or)
Fill a Moscow mule mug with crushed ice. Add ingredients and stir to combine.