Pineapple Copper Mug
What makes copper cups so cool? Literally.
What’s trending right now is the pineapple copper mug. Sweating with excitement, and deliciousness while maintaining coolness. Enjoy anything you want in this receptacle. However, the most chosen beverage is a mule. That’s right, a mule! An exciting expression served, always, in a copper mug.
To answer the previous question, it’s cool, it’s attractive, and it as refreshing as it is aesthetically pleasing. This sought after vessel of enjoyment can be harder to find than you think. For the lower class, an easy theft seems convenient, but costly for watering hole owners. Being legit has a price.
Find yourself in a chosen environment equipped with the poshe drinking material shaped just like a PINEAPPLE! Feel tropical and special. Why not both?
If you’re not familiar with mules, and all the variations of a mule, in the beginning there was one. The Moscow mule. Consisting of vodka, lime, mint, and ginger beer. Don’t forget the imperative receptacle, the copper mug.
Without the last ingredient, it’s just not a real mule!
You want to start slowly? Stick to the basics of a Moscow Mule:
- 1.5 oz Vodka
- ½ squeezed lime
- 4 mint sprigs
- 4 oz ginger beer
- Fill with Ice
For the trend setters; the Elyx Pineapple Expression:
- 2 ½ oz Vodka
- 1 oz pineapple puree
- ¾ oz lemon juice
- 1 oz Sherry
- ½ rosemary syrup
- 3 dashes Bittermens Tiki Bitters
- Torched rosemary sprig (garnish)
- Pour over Ice
There is no rule about Mules being the only beverage to be enjoyed in copper. Other libations sit naturally in a luxurious mug. Margaritas, Mojitos, The Ice Pick, a Mai Tai and many more should be considered. The following are some popular recipes:
Ride with style with a Cadillac Margarita:
- 1 ½ oz Gold Tequila
- ½ oz Triple Sec
- 4 oz Sweet and Sour
- Shake with ice, then pour into the copper pineapple mug
- ½ oz float of Grand Marnier
Add some Cuban flavor with a Mojito:
- Muddle, or grind at the bottom of a mixing tin
- a. 4 mint sprigs
- b. 2 packets of Raw sugar
- c. ¼ oz lime juice
- Pour 1 ½ oz white rum into muddled mix
- Add Ice
- Fill with Soda, or sparkling water to the top of the copper pineapple mug
- Optional mint and lime garnish
Something simple and new by making a Ice Pick:
- Fill your copper pineapple with ice
- 2 oz of your preferred vodka
- 4 oz or fill with Iced Tea
- Optional ¼ oz simple syrup, or sugar. Sweeten to taste
- Optional lemon garnish
Be as tropical as possible with the island favorite Mai Tai:
- 1 oz light rum, or coconut rum if you like it sweeter
- ½ oz lime juice
- ½ oz orgeat syrup
- 2 oz pineapple juice
- 2 oz orange juice
- Shake with ice, then pour into the copper pineapple
- Float ½ oz dark rum
No matter your choice, one common denominator remains: The copper grail. Be more fun, choose a pineapple mug.
Cutting Edge and Trending
Due to the recent popularity of vodka production in copper distilleries, everyone wants a piece of the copper movement. An almost forgotten art, copper is back in a big fashion.
It’s nothing new. Thousands of years ago it was called an Escra. Deemed as the most precious drinking vessel for the elite.
Currently, it’s not just a cup built from copper. Rather, the copper must be formed in the shape of the luscious fruit called pineapple. This fruit has been reserved for the islands for so many years, and so many miles away. Not anymore, and without all the sand.
Everyone knows other liquors can be used while building a mule, or any beverage for that matter. However, vodka is the predominant spirit of choice.
This being said, the efforts of the fabulous people at Absolute Elyx created the most sought after vodka in the world with the entire production process taking place within a 14 mile radius. The hand craftsmanship is on a another level, but more importantly is the copper.
It is the only vodka produced in pure old world copper stills. Team that up with the perfect receptacle, you have yourself an amazing libation. Notice the image to the right. Making you thirsty?
Start your quest in finding your most amazingly unique expression in refreshment!
Not that excitement, and the experience, doesn’t start as soon as you might lay eyes on the libation being served. Rather, this experience has been started nearly a century ago.
Before the rock n’ roll era grabbed their copper mugs in the states around the 40’s, Russians celebrated their libations using copper chalices.
Before them were the Irish, as mentioned before, using Escras.
India had already mastered the art of embossing precious metals. Making for the perfect marriage in the production of our copper pineapple.
Dating back to the mid 1600’s, revolutionary copper vessels were enjoyed. However, they weren’t only made differently, but noticed for their superiority. Here is a video showcasing Copper Cocktails.
They are superior:
- a. Untainted, the genuine product will be realized
- b. Pure, inferior products in vessels can easily be differentiated
- c. Enjoyment
- a. Quick; let your lips do the talking, they know best
- b. Fast; upon a gentle touch your skin will recognize a different sensation
- c. Refreshing. Your thirst is quenched. Goal achieved!
- a. Un-compromised
- b. The next level of enjoyment, you earned the next echelon!
Why a Pineapple?
Consider the unique craftsmanship involved in creating the latter of the two examples below. This type of balance and attention to detail that can’t be mass produced.
This is quality only achieved by the skilled hands of an accomplished artist. Years of knowledge in how to polish the copper for the optimal luster.
With the increased popularity of copper mugs, many will claim a hammered finish. However, it’s possible these mugs have never been touched by a real hammer. Or, especially a hammer wielded by a skilled craftsman.
When enjoying a beverage from a copper pineapple, notice the intricate embossing of the leaves and the shell. The skill known as embossing was originated centuries ago. India was the among the first, becoming the epicenter of this highly developed, and imitation free, skill.
Consider the options below:
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I know, right? Clearly the second option is the clear choice.