4 Best Cocktails for Copper Mugs

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What’s not to love about copper mugs? They are stylish and look gorgeous even on photos. They are also the perfect glassware for most ice-cold concoctions because they can efficiently maintain a drink’s temperature.

Drinking from copper mugs also makes for the ultimate cocktail experience because copper triggers an oxidation process that enhances the aroma and taste of the drink.   

So, if you’re wondering what cocktail drink is perfect with a beautiful copper mug, here are some awesome and great-tasting cocktail recipes you can try.

Moscow Mule

Copper mugs are known as the perfect vessel for an ice-cold Moscow Mule.  The insulating properties of copper keeps it icy cool even during scorching summer days.

All you need are a few simple ingredients of vodka, lime juice, and ginger beer. Combine vodka and lime juice into your favorite iced copper mug, top with ginger beer and garnish with a lime wheel for the perfect cocktail finish.

Try this recipe with a gorgeous set of hammered copper mugs for a more refreshing drinking experience.

Whiskey Ginger Mule

Looking for an alternative to your classic Moscow Mule recipe? Why not try this recipe from bartender Molly Wellman, owner of Wellmanns Brands in Cincinatti. Made from fresh homemade ingredients, this awesome recipe is sure to tickle your taste buds even if you’re not much of a whiskey drinker.    

You will need to combine bourbon whiskey, homemade ginger simple syrup, lime, and Fever Tree ginger beer. Garnish with fresh grated nutmeg and enjoy!

Classic Margarita

If you think Margaritas are only served in typical stemmed glassware, think again. Copper mugs are perfect for Margaritas because of its unique insulating properties that keeps the drink cold for a long period of time.

We have three Margarita recipes that you are sure to enjoy wherever and whenever you feel like having a drink.

One of these is the Classic Margarita which is very easy to prepare. Combine ice, blanco tequila, fresh lime juice, and Cointreau and shake well. Make the salt stick to the rim of the glass by dipping the rim first in water. This classic drink is best garnished with a lime wedge.  

Sweet Surrender

Coffee on copper mugs? Why not when it’s a cold brew coffee cocktail you are talking about?  Sweet Surrender is a bittersweet cocktail concoction made up of a combination of condensed milk, chocolate bitters, cold brew coffee, blackstrap rum and St. Elizabeth’s All-Spice Dram.

All you need is to combine these ingredients with ice and shake. Next is strain the mixture into a double old-fashioned glass. Finally, garnish with chocolate bitters and a cinnamon stick.

It is the perfect evening treat best served in your copper mug.

A real cocktail lover knows that using the right glassware for your drink is an important part of the drinking experience. So, if you like your drinks refreshing and icy cold, you now know that you can trust a copper mug to keep it that way longer.

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