About four years ago, my best friend introduced me to what would become my favorite drink. A Moscow Mule. The lime + ginger beer combo is perfection!
Believe it or not, I introduced Vishnu to his first Moscow Mule. Months later, he made his dad order one when eating out.
Guess who’s the biggest Moscow Mule lover of us all now? My father-in-law! He went as far as buying his own mugs so he can make his own. GO DAD!
Well, I can now join the ‘make Moscow Mules at home’ club thanks to a company called Moscow Muled based in Vancouver, Canada. When the owner Jessica reached out to see if I was interested in trying her copper mugs, I literally wrote back and asked how she knew it’s my favorite drink!
What I love about these copper mugs, aside from the fact that they’re absolutely beautiful, is that they’re made of 100% pure high-grade and pure-grade copper. And they’re lined with with a layer of high-grade nickle. This is especially important because you don’t want your drink reacting with the copper. Hint hint…it’s not healthy. The nickle plating also protects the mugs from the damage and increases strength and durability.
If you’re like me and want to know how big these copper mugs are (aka how much liquid they can hold), I’m happy to share that they hold approximately 16 ounce and are approximately 3.75 inches in height, 4.75 inches in width, and 3.25 inches in diameter. Trust me, that’s plenty big!
Also, I’m going to throw this idea out there, but I can totally see myself using these mugs for things other than Moscow Mules. La Croix in a copper mug, anyone? What about dessert? The possibilities are endless!
I can’t share a post all about Moscow Mules/Muled and copper mugs without also sharing a couple of delicious recipes.
The first one comes straight from the experts themselves and is called the Ultimate Moscow Mule…
The Ultimate Moscow Mule
1 1/2 ounces premium vodka
1/2 ounce fresh lime juice
1/2 cup ginger beer
Pour vodka and lime juice into a Moscow Muled copper mug. Add ice and ginger beer. Stir to combine. Enjoy!
The second recipe is a twist on a tradition Moscow Mule…with mint and cucumber. This one is super refreshing…and dangerous! Drink slowly and responsibly!
Cucumber Mint Moscow Mule
1 1/2 ounces vodka of choice
1/2 – 3/4 ounce of fresh lime juice
1/4 of a medium cucumber, fine chopped
4-5 mint leaves
1/2 cup ginger beer
Combine lime juice, cucumber, and mint leaves in a small glass or container. Using the back of a wooden spoon (or whatever you have that’s similar), mash up the mixture and put in refrigerator to chill for 30 minutes to an hour. When ready to serve, strainer the mixture through a fine mesh strainer and into your copper mug. Add vodka, ice, and ginger beer. Stir to combine. Enjoy!
If you’re interested in joining the Moscow Muled fan club, you can follow the company in a few different ways. They are on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest with the handle @moscowmuled and hashtag #moscowmuled.
Your turn – what’s your drink of choice?
While Moscow Muled sent me mugs to review, all opinions shared above are my own!